Tag Archives: Testing

An Overview to Release & Deployment Management

5 Oct

Release Management may be summarized as :-
> Planning policy for implementation of new version or new features.
> Development of new version or feature or development follow up from third party if dependent on them.
> Testing new versions in an environment that simulates the live…

Top OpenSource Bug Tracker

8 Sep

All software projects need a bug tracker to track the list of bugs,resolved bugs and time taken etc. I have posted top 5 in my best knowledge but have used only 2 of them and I would recommend you to go with bugzilla. It is one of my best open source. Yes of course there are good tools like jeera and all but that is not open source. This post talks about open source tracker only.

1. Bugzilla

Are you looking for a stable, actively maintained, widely adapted bug tracking system? Look no further. Bugzilla is for you.


This is used by various big open source projects to track their bugs. For example, Linux kernel development team, Apache development team, GNOME development team uses bugzilla. Red Hat also uses bugzilla to track the issues found in Red Hat Distribution system.

Bugzilla is written in Perl, and works on various databases including MySQL and Oracle. To get started with bugzilla you need to install it in your server.

Bugzilla Features:

  • Time tracking
  • Private attachment and commenting
  • Flexible reporting and charting. Including ability to to scheduled reports and receive it via email.
  • Add custom fields and workflows.
  • View full list of features here.

Developed by: Mozilla foundation
Stable Release: 3.6.1
License: Mozilla public license

2. Mantis
Mantis issue tracking system is written in PHP, and works on various databases including MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL.


Mantis Features:

  • Source code integration
  • Time tracking
  • Issue relationship graph
  • Custom fields and workflow
  • Anonymous access

Stable Release: 1.2.2
License: GNU v2

3. Trac
Trac is written in Python. Apart from issue tracking, it also provides wiki, and integration to subversion. The web interface is very simplistic and easy to use. This also provides project management features including roadmap and milestone tracking.


Stable Release: 0.12
License: BSD

4. Redmine

Redmine is written in Ruby on Rails. Apart from tracking issues, it provides a full project management features.
Redmine Features:

  • Project management including Gantt chart
  • Project Wiki
  • Time Tracking
  • LDAP Authentication

Stable Release: 1.0.1
License: GNU v2
5. Request Tracker
RT is written in Perl. Apart from the standard issue management, you can use this as a ticket tracking system. RT Features:

  • Time tracking and reporting
  • Integrate with LDAP authentication

Stable Release: 3.8.8
License: GPL v2
Please let me know your feedback’s and share your experience if already used any of them or if you are happy with some other open source bug tracker.