Bug tracker evaluation

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The currently used bug tracker, Mantis, is not the favorite software of everybody. We're therefore looking into replacing it.


It'd be great if a bug tracker could provide the following features:

  • Git integration: Automatically add notes to a bug when a commit message contains some sort of magic keyword. Possibly something like "(solves: #12345)" which would then set the status of bug 12345 to "fixed" and later (when an appropriate tag has been pushed) to "closed".
  • Email integration: Send a copy of new bugs to the mailing list and make it possible to answer using email.
  • Ease of maintenance: I hate taking care of web applications. Keeping the software up to date should therefore be as simple as possible, preferably by being installed from a Debian package.


Have all wanted features. I recommend using trunk, it is quote stable (I run it with 50 users) and have a lot more feature than latest 0.8 release. Trunk will be released as 0.9 soon. Deploying Redmine is as easy as deploying a rails application, the easiest way is using Passenger (aka mod_rails). --Renchap 16:58, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Bugzilla
  • gnats