Free Bug Tracking Software for your Projects

A couple of days ago, I had shared a collection of Free SVN Repositories to Host your Projects. Software contains bugs and this is the inevitable truth. This week, I will share some open source bug tracking software that will streamline the process of raising, managing and fixing these issues, as they arise. Here’s a list of some open source bug tracking softwares.


Bugzilla

Bugzilla is one of the well known open source Defect/Bug-Tracking System using which you can track bugs and code changes, customize workflows, submit and review patches, test plan integration, manage quality assurance (QA) over a multi-project environment. In comparison to other Bugtracking softwares, Bugzilla being a powerful tool, has a very ordinary UI, making it difficult for beginners to use the tool.

Bugzilla uses MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle as its backend and integrates well with Git, CVS, Subversion, Mercurial etc.

Download Link - Feature List - Documentation


Trac

Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects . The installation is a breeze and I particularly found the search option to be very powerful. Trac allows wiki markup in issue descriptions and commit messages, creating links and seamless references between bugs, tasks, changesets, files and wiki page.

Trac uses SQLite, PostgreSQL, MySQL as its backend and integrates well with Subversion and other version control systems.

Download Link - Documentation - Demo


Jira

JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking through a clean, easy to use interface for capturing and organizing issues with customizable workflows, dashboards, a pluggable framework to integrate with external frameworks like CruiseControl, Confluence etc. JIRA is free for use only for official non-profit organizations, charities and open source projects.

Jira can integrate well with Git, CVS, Subversion, Mercurial etc.

Download Link - Feature List - Documentation


Redmine

Redmine is an open source project management web application with a flexible issue tracking system. It contains a wiki, discussion forums, Gantt Charts, email integration, calendars, LDAP support, multi language support, export to PDF, Excel/CSV etc.

Redmine uses SQLite, PostgreSQL, MySQL as its backend and integrates well with Git, CVS, Subversion, Mercurial etc.

Download Link - Feature List - Documentation - Demo


Mantis

MantisBT is a free web-based bugtracking system.

Mantis can connect to MS SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL and can integrate with Git, CVS and Subversion.

Download Link - Feature List - Documentation - Demo

Wikipedia contains a very good Comparison of Issue-Tracking systems that can help you out with some additional open source bug tracking systems.

Feel free to share feedback about the ones you have used.



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About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also written two EBooks 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook

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7 comments:

Wayne said...

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Michael said...

Bugzilla is not full-featured enough. Would anyone seriously risk their job to save a few bucks?

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Suprotim Agarwal said...

Michael: Bugzilla is not the only tool mentioned here :) It's one of the choices. As mentioned, its a powerful tool with a very ordinary UI and used by many of my clients.

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