Bugzilla vs Mantis

Last updated: February 15, 2011

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Bugzilla
Bugzilla is server software designed to help you manage software development. Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most alternative defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack. Consequently, Bugzilla has quickly become a favorite of thousands of organizations across the globe.
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Mantis
MantisBT is a free popular web-based bugtracking system (feature list). It is written in the PHP scripting language and works with MySQL, MS SQL, and PostgreSQL databases and a webserver. MantisBT has been installed on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, OS/2, and others. Almost any web browser should be able to function as a client. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
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2011. Bugzilla 4.0 improves duplicate detection, custom fields and search

The new version of the popular bug-tracker Bugzilla 4.0 is officially released. Since Bugzilla 3.0, almost every major user interface in Bugzilla has been redesigned, the WebServices have evolved enormously, there's a great new Extensions system, and there are hundreds of other new features. It's not just major WebService and UI enhancements that are new in Bugzilla 4.0—there are many other exciting new features, including automatic duplicate detection, enhanced custom field functionality, autocomplete for users, search improvements. Other new features include new attachment details UI, general Usability Improvements, new Default Status Workflow, "Last Search" Now Remembers Multiple Searches, Cross-Domain WebServices with JSONP, Mandatory Custom Fields, Voting Is Now An Extension, Users Get New CSS and Javascript Automatically, Many New Hooks, New Apache Configuration.