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Status of Movable Type development

By Jun Kaneko
Posted October 8, 2011, in News.

Having moved our case tracking system to Fogbugz on-demand, one of our favorite features is its reporting function. You can see the current activity of Movable Type development with a variety of graphs and charts. I would like to introduce some of the highlights here.

Number of fixed and implemented cases

The following graph shows numbers of fixed bugs and implemented features since 2007 when we started to use Fogbugz. As you can see, it is more active than ever.

Number of fixed and implemented cases

I should also mention that this achievement includes a lot of contributions from the community which is also shown in the long list of the acknowledgments in 5.1 release notes.

You can check the live status if you have an account. If you don't, you can create an account to report a bug or send a feature request.

Number of open cases

You might wonder how the submitted cases are handled. The development team is reviewing new cases on every Thursday. And periodically we conduct "a big triage" to sweep remaining cases. The following graph shows the improvement in our product management.

Number of open cases

Now all the feature request cases have been reviewed and categorized in this product backlog page.

10th birthday of Movable Type

October is a special month for Movable Type. And especially this year, it is the 10th anniversary since it was born in 2001. Thank you for your continual support. We hope to be a further exciting platform for you to enjoy.

MT10th birthday


Andrey Serebryakov

Andrey Serebryakov on October 8, 2011, 7:17 a.m. 返信

10 years! Congratulations to developers, users, and everyone who involved in this :)


Xie_Yi_Hong on October 11, 2011, 6:33 p.m. 返信

Happy Birthday!!!

I have use mt 9 years in Taiwan.

You guy did a great job!

If possible, i wish Updates can be a little faster pace:)

Best Regards

Dave Aiello

Dave Aiello on October 11, 2011, 8:49 p.m. 返信


Congratulations on some very effective charts. They speak volumes about why people should be switching to MT 5.1.

—Dave Aiello


proflightsimulator on October 26, 2011, 5:45 p.m. 返信

10 years! Congratulations. Happy Birthday!!!

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Geeky Gifts on October 28, 2011, 9:38 p.m. 返信

Congratulations too…..

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Geeky Gifts on October 28, 2011, 9:39 p.m. 返信

nice charts so amazing..

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Ghuilem Pardon on November 8, 2011, 3:03 a.m. 返信

Wow, happy birthday MT !

Hope Movabletype continue again and again !

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Beta Game Tester Jobs on November 16, 2011, 3:27 p.m. 返信

Wow, just joined today and this is what will embrace me! Happy birthday!!!

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Beta Game Tester Jobs on November 17, 2011, 1:22 a.m. 返信

Wow, that long!? Then I will be moving all of my blog to MT. I’ll try to learn developing plugins too…

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Çocuk oyunları on November 25, 2011, 3:46 p.m. 返信

I watch you long time, but I didn’t know 10 years. Happy Birthday, thanks for everything…

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Nisza Rynkowa on February 15, 2012, 5:31 p.m. 返信

I know is a bit late but as they say better late than never.

Congratulations on your 10th anniversary.

I was just looking for something new, and I’ve found it here, even if is over 10yrs old now :)

Andon Ivanov

Andon Ivanov on March 21, 2012, 2:24 a.m. 返信

Very good statistics and well done job :) Well done team!


ouvrir on March 23, 2012, 4:05 a.m. 返信

Nice charts, Very good statistics. So amazing !

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Advance Happy 11th Anniversary this coming October. Wish you more strong and productive years to come.


Henry on June 26, 2012, 4:31 a.m. 返信

Happy anniversery guys! Keep up the good work!


Kremena on July 14, 2012, 12:52 p.m. 返信

Wish you many more years of such a good work for future development of MT.

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szybko schudnac on July 19, 2012, 11:14 a.m. 返信

I agree, the progress is amazing. Happy birthday guys!


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Sience man on August 21, 2012, 11:52 p.m. 返信

Congratulation for your work and your longevity and I hope we’ll see more improvement in ten years !

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Rehan on September 1, 2012, 2:50 p.m. 返信

Well I know I am almost a year late to wish MT 10th Anniversary. The reason is, I am new to this site and the status has really impressed me.

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Wow, amazing statistic. A lots of work you have done here on improving the source.

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