The ELF viewer that comes with EL is not bad, but (IMHO) it is not the
best way to manage a large number of bugs across multiple projects. The feature you propose is just an extension of the existing ELF file viewer. I don't really see the value, unless you want to build a bug management system yourself - a non-trivial task.
If you are managing more than one or two projects, there is no
substitute for a true bug management system. Since there is at least one free one out there and it is compatible with EL, it doesn't make sense to reinvent the wheel. :-) Another good reason to use a bug management system is the problem with end-user email. End-users tend to do all sorts of silly things with their email and firewall settings that are not always compatible with EL sending error reports back to the developers. A web-based bug management system works around that problem almost flawlessly.
I still use the ELF viewer to open ELF files stored in my bug management system, but I clear out all the bugs from the viewer after viewing a new incident.
It is much easier to manage exception and feature request reports in a full-up bug management system.
I use Mantis to manage 17 projects each with several versions out in the wild, spread across several states here in the USA. My work day would be a living nightmare without EL and Mantis playing nice together :-) Best regards,
Kevin G. McCoy
On 8/4/2010 10:52 AM, Bruce Eglington wrote:
thanks. I realise that one can share a machine for both MYSQL and Firebird but so many Delphi developers use Firebird that it would make sense to have tracking systems such as Mantis also use Firebird as a database engine.