For the longest time now I’ve wanted a view in Mantis that could show me, at a glance, what’s receiving attention and what’s falling through the cracks.
Vincent Debout has recently released an excellent plugin manager for Mantis; so I’ve attempted to whip something up. The Mantis State plugin contains a matrix view listing out issues in left-to-right, top-to-bottom in order of last update. Font size indicates priority. Blinking issues are severe.
Right now this probably works well for smaller projects, but could get difficult to view with a large number of issues. Would be nice if Mantis’ current filtering system could plug into this.
You can see from this sample view that one of our projects has a number of items reported sometime back that are not getting looked at. Oops.
If you’d like to test it out, feel free to download an early alpha version here: Mantis State (1176 downloads)
Includes some simple Japanese localization.
Update: Recieved a request last week to update the broken uninstaller. Link above updated as of September 2008.