MantisHub doesn’t just track the status of issues; it also relates issues to versions and can reflect this in a Changelog.
The Changelog information can be included in software releases to allow users to determine the value in new releases. It answers those usual questions like: 'what’s new?', 'what’s been fixed?', and 'are there security fixes?'
Each project can have several versions. Users typically report issues against released versions and developers typically fix issues in version soon to be released.
In order for an issue to show up in the Changelog, it has to satisfy certain criteria.
The issue must have a:
- 'resolved' or 'closed' status.
- 'fixed' resolution, and
- version specified in the 'Fixed in Version' field.
Once the issue satisfies all these criteria, the issue will automatically appear in your Changelog tab.
A couple of handy tips:
- Make sure you have versions defined in the project. Otherwise you won’t be able to complete any of the version related fields. Check out the article Project Configuration if you need help here.
- You can set the 'fixed in version' field for multiple issues at once by using the group action on the 'View Issues' page. This option is only available when the selected project is not 'All Projects'.
And you're done! Now you can go get yourself a cuppa :)