However, over time the project was typically referred to as Mantis.
Kenzaburo Ito and a friend originally created a bug tracker as an internal tool for their pet project.
Drawing inspiration from Open Source projects like Apache, Mozilla, Gnome, and so forth resulted in two eventual choices: Dragonfly and Mantis.
They are extremely desirable in agriculture as they devour insects that feed on crops. So, we have a name that is fairly distinctive and descriptive in multiple ways.
The BT suffix stands for "Bug Tracker" and distinguishes this project from general usage of the word Mantis.
Please refer to the table in Section 18.104.22.168, “Versions compatibility table” for minimum and recommended versions.
Experimental support means that manual intervention by a skilled Database Administrator may be required to complete the installation, and/or that there may be known issues or limitations when using the software.
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Mantis BT is a web based bug tracking system that was first made available to the public in November 2000.
Over time it has matured and gained a lot of popularity, and now it has become one of the most popular open source bug/issue tracking systems.
Mantis BT is developed in PHP, with support to multiple database backends including My SQL, MS SQL and Postgre SQL.
For your convenience, the section below provides a simple method to backup My SQL databases.
A good idea is to make a backup script and run it regularly through cron or a task scheduler (for Windows see Win Cron ).
Please refer to our Issue tracker, filtering on categories Please note that the Mantis BT development team mainly works with My SQL, so testing for other drivers is not as extensive as we mainly rely on community contributions to improve support and fix issues with other RDBMS.