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Re: Getting Projects on Mantis

Post by admin » Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:26 am

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Re: Getting Projects on Mantis

Post by JWPlatt » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:01 am

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I see these were already entered as categories. We're still learning, but I think they should be entered as subprojects. Categories might be more along the lines of Documentation, Modeling, Textures, Wiring, etc, which cut across all subprojects. Categories should be considered the kinds of bugs being reported. Admins, please let me know if this is right.

There's also the case where you could create an Ahra Pahts Documentation project to which, for example, all Ahra Pahts shells could link to as a subproject if there were to be a master Ahra Pahts book of some sort. There's a lot you can do with this.

I have arranged your project with subprojects and categories as it probably should be. You might prefer different categories, but you'll get the gist of it when you see what I did. You can certainly change them to suit your needs.
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Re: Getting Projects on Mantis

Post by Whilyam » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:36 pm

Looks great. Thanks! I understood what categories could be, but I was using them there as stand-ins until I could get subprojects.

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Re: Getting Projects on Mantis

Post by Dot » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:07 pm

I'm a little concerned about using categories for bugs like this. It might be too complicated for many people who would be willing to report bugs otherwise.

Most of us aren't professionals in this field, and we might not have a clue which category a bug we encountered should be placed in. That would probably put us off reporting it in the first place (and this is a key issue with Bugzilla -- its complexity put many people off using it).

Or is the categorisation done by the Age writer after the bug has been reported?

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Re: Getting Projects on Mantis

Post by JWPlatt » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:14 am

Agreed. Category is one of the few required fields. It is selected by the user, but can be changed by the person handling the report. Among the category options could be "I Don't Know" which is a sure clue that it needs to be reassigned by someone who would know better. Also, I just chose those categories as a sample. Whilyam can change it to fit his needs and those of his users. I think it comes down to being knowledgeable about the people using your product, listening to concerns like yours, and adjusting the presentation.
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Re: Getting Projects on Mantis

Post by Grogyan » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:26 am

This is great, watching writers adding lots of Ages to a bug tracker

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