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MantisBT is a free popular web-based bugtracking system.

The goals for this project are to produce and maintain a lightweight and simple bugtracking system. Additions of complexity and/or features are modular and configurable so that users can be shielded from unwanted clutter.

The product is designed to be easily modifiable, customizable, and upgradeable. Anyone with intermediate PHP and MySQL experience should be able to customize Mantis to meet their needs.

 Mantis 1.2.17

Free to download



Mantis Team


System Requirements
MySQL 4.1.1 or greater
PHP 4.3.0 or greater
A webserver (e.g. Apache)

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Features include:

  • Simple or Advanced Issue Tracking
  • Multiple projects per instance
  • Supports Projects, Sub-Projects, and Categories
  • Users can have different access levels per project
  • Automatic Changelog generation
  • Automatic Roadmap generation
  • Customized "My View" Page allows developers to quickly see their assignments
  • Search and filter:
    • Full Text Search
    • Simple/Advanced Filters
    • Shared Filters (across users / projects)
  • Built-in report generation (reports / graphs)
  • Custom fields in bug reports
  • Email notifications
  • Users can monitor specific issues
  • Attachments per issue
  • Issue change history
  • RSS Feeds
  • Customizable issue workflow
  • Sponsorships support - users are able to place bounties or sponsorships for specific issues
  • Anonymous access or private viewing
  • Self signup with Captcha and email confirmation
  • Self-Service reset password support
  • Export to csv, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
  • Ability to extended functionality through custom functions
  • Reporting Issues via custom forms
  • Source Control Integration (SVN / CVS)
  • Wiki integration (DokuWiki, MediaWiki, XWiki, TWiki)
  • Time tracking
  • Ability to send messages to other users in regards to a specific issue
  • Public / Private Projects - Public project accessible to all users, private are only accessible to those explicitly added
  • Public / Private Notes - Private notes are accessible to users with a specific access level to the relevant project
  • Public / Private Issues - Private issues are accessible to users with a specific access level to the relevant project
  • Issue Relationships
  • Issue Relationship Graphs
  • Attachment Auto-Preview
  • Public / Private News (news can be associated with a specific project, or with all projects)
  • Sticky Issues (always appear on the top of the issues list)
  • Group Actions: actions can be applied on multiple issues
  • Easy hyperlinks to issues and issue notes
  • Ability to view recently visited issues
  • Authentication methods:
    • Default Mantis Authentication (recommended)
    • LDAP integration
    • Basic HTTP Authentication
    • Active Directory integration
  • Chat system
  • Multi-DBMS Support - Mantis uses ADODB as an abstraction library to support the following database systems:
  • Webservice (SOAP API) - MantisConnect project offers client libraries and tools in .NET, Java, and Cocoa. Tools include Eclipse plugin, (N)Ant plugin, notifier
  • Available in 68 localizations

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