Really good software bug tracking system
devZing provides hosted Bugzilla instances for those who don't want to manage servers. http://devZing.com
After years of working with a few free bug tracking apps, we came to the conclusion that they took too long to configure, tended to be too complex for our needs (small web boutique) and too convoluted for non-technical people. So, we wrote our own.
Just launched it as a hosted app. Simple. Efficient. Highly effective. So easy, even clients love it. :-)
There's a free version to check out, and an incredibly inexpensive subscription model.
Would love feedback!
Re: Bugzilla code...
Bugzilla is a great system, but is made
up of some of the worst Perl code I've
ever seen. It's not modular. It uses
techniques that would have made Perl 4
blush for sharing global variables.
There's just too much to know where to
This is far less true now than it ever was. The UI is templatised, and the main CGIs were rewritten in the process for clarity and style. Bugzilla has come a long way since this comment was posted.
Re: Hosted BugZilla Application on public server
> BugTracker.com hosts a bugzilla
> application, where you can configure
> your own software project bug tracking,
> since 99.
Not any more, it seems :-) Host not found...
> Bugzilla is a great system, but is made
> up of some of the worst Perl code I've
> ever seen. It's not modular. It uses
> techniques that would have made Perl 4
> blush for sharing global variables.
There is an effort underway to fix these problems, and several of them have been recently. If you're planning on rewriting it, why not help out? We'd welcome the assistance at cleaning it up. Discuss this on netscape.public.mozilla.webtools or drop in on the #mozwebtools channel on irc.mozilla.org.
Bugzilla is a great system, but is made up of some of the worst Perl code I've ever seen. It's not modular. It uses techniques that would have made Perl 4 blush for sharing global variables. There's just too much to know where to start.
What I'm thinking of doing is re-writing the whole thing. It needs to use CGI.pm. It also needs a lot of the code turned into modules.
Problem is, the database schema needs to be re-written too (no primary keys on most tables, different names for the same value in multiple places, etc), but that presents an upgrade nightmare. Perhaps it will require a transition tool that just creates a new database with a new name and copies your old data...
I say all of this, because I've just tried to write some simple tools on top of bugzilla, and while I was able to, it was painful....
Hosted BugZilla Application on public server
BugTracker.com hosts a bugzilla application, where you can configure your own software project bug tracking, since 99. Try it out before installing bugzilla. See the hosted bugzilla and the
(note: if you need the _latest_ bugzilla features, then get the software from mozilla.org)
I must say, I think Bugzilla is easily the BEST bug tracking system out there. I know there are others like GNATS and Jitterbug, but IMHO, Bugzilla beats them hands-down. Bugzilla is by far the most complete system I've seen, and it easily beats GNATS and Jitterbug in terms of ease-of-use.
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