Roadmap

Author: Victor Boctor

Introduction

Mantis roadmap feature is similar to the changelog feature but it tracks planned features and fixes rather than the implemented ones. The roadmap feature is a core tool for planning future releases and communicating such plan to the clients and the development team. It also provides a way to track the progress towards a release in terms of the work done vs. planned.

Feature Change History

  • Mantis 1.1.0a2: initial implementation
  • Mantis 1.1.0a3: ability to set “target version” for multiple issues.

Look 'n' Feel

Following is a screenshot of a sample roadmap showing two releases.

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Configuration

  • $g_roadmap_view_threshold - This configuration option is used to set the access level that is required for users to be able to view the roadmap. Users below this threshold will not be able to do the following:
    • Visit the roadmap page or see the menu option.
    • View/Edit the “target version” field on the View/Update Issue Advanced Page.
    • Filter by “Target Version”.
    • View/Export the “Target Version” field in the View Issues, Export CSV, etc.

What is shown on the roadmap?

  • Releases that are not marked as released.
  • Releases that have a description or at least one visible issue.
  • Issues that have a “Target Version” set.
  • Issues that are matching the current project and that the logged in user has access to.

Assigning target release for multiple issues?

This can be done by selecting the issues in the View Issues page and then selecting “Update Target Version” from the combo box at the bottom and clicking go. This will re-direct to a page where the target version can be selected and the setting confirmed.

Linking to Roadmap Page

In some scenarios it is required to link to the roadmap page while specifying a specific project id. Following is an example which links to the roadmap page with project id set to 1.

http://www.mantisbt.org/bugs/roadmap_page.php?project_id=1

See Also

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