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Avatars for users

This is tracked at:


In many sites, posts are associated with an “avatar”, a small image chosen by the user to represent his online presence.

We could implement the same feature, targetting primarily the bugnotes, where such images will not waste space


The implemented code is based on the web service. In order to show the personal avatar, users should register with the service using the same e-mail address stored in mantis.

NOTE: after the initial registration (or after changing the gravatar icon) there is often a delay before the avatar is correctly shown on mantis. More informations in the gravatar blog

The feature is controlled by the $g_show_avatar configuration variable and right now defaults to OFF

Possible improvements

Add a local storage for avatars, so that users can opt to upload the avatar directly in mantis.

This is probably something to add on the user preference page