Mantis Bug Tracker is an open source web-based application tool. It is used for Bug Tracking throughout Defect Lifecycle. Along with bug tracking, Mantis supports Release Features to manage various releases of a project or a software.
Mantis is also known as MantisBT, which stands for Mantis Bug Tracker. The name and logo of Mantis refers to Mantidae family of insects. In software, it is referred to as a bug.
Mantis provides Demo, Download (to set up your own Mantis) and Hosting version of the tool. It supports various features for Issue Tracking and life cycle along with Release Management.
The development of Mantis started in 2000 by Kenzaburo Ito. Later in 2002, other team members (Jeroen Latour, Victor Boctor and Julian Fitzell) joined. The basic version 1.0.0 of Mantis was released in February 2006.
In 2012, GitHub became the official repository for the Mantis project source code.
It is an open source software. License is not required to use its basic version.
It provides Demo and Hosting Version for free trails.
It supports Download feature to set up your own Mantis software. The user can sign up using email ID.
Mantis has different price quotes based on added features that can be seen at https://www.mantishub.com/pricing
To track all bugs/issue throughout Defect lifecycle.
To manage at Release level as well.
Supports Analytic and Reporting features.
Supports plug-in with other softwares and IDE to make it more strong and effective.
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The copyright is taken by MANTIS System Limited Company (“MANTIS SYSTEM”)
License is taken under GNU General Public License Version 2
It can be used as a Bug Tracking System
2.1.0 Onwards. Latest release is 2.5.1
PHP as a coding language and SQL for database
Tool supports 49 languages
Cross Platforms ( Platform Independent software)
Web Server - Mantis is mainly tested with Microsoft IIS and Apache
PHP - Mandatory extensions are mysqli, pgsql, oci8, sqlsrv, mbstring
Database - MySQL, PostgreSQL
Firefox 45 and above
IE 10 and above
User Interface Available