[BangPypers] task tracker and issue manager

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 10:18:45 CEST 2010

On Wed, Oct 20 2010, Nigel Babu wrote:


> I plead guilty.  But yeah, I'm looking forward to something other than
> trac but built on python too.  I'm still yet to find it and unsure if
> its worth the effort.


Trac is nice but with things like github, bitbucket etc. out there, it
has taken a bit of a backseat. I have heard lot of "aigle" people using
it with the agilo plugin though.

Redmine started off without repeating some of the mistakes of trac
e.g. multiple project support, multiple SCM integration, web based admin
all of which trac later bolted on as plugins with limited success. I
used redmine for a company whom I consulted for around a year ago and it
was a pleasant experience. Since it's in Ruby, my ability to tweak
plugins and code was limited but it mostly "did what I wanted" quite

If you're looking for a powerful bug/issue tracker, there's
Roundup. It's also written in Python (bugs.python.org uses it). Not very
"user" friendly but nice for developers.

There are a few nice PHP ones (although I imagine that would disqualify
them) - MantisBT and Flyspray. I have some experience with the former
and it's a slightly cleaner Bugzilla. 

Another option is to use Fossil (from the makers of Sqlite). It's an
issue tracker, distributed version control system and personal wiki all
in one tiny C executable. Doesn't need an internal 'server' to work and
so people can collaborate quite nicely. I've toyed it with and found it
nice but haven't really used it for a proper project.

However, both of these are 'mostly' bug trackers or at best software
project management tools. You mentioned that you're looking for
something more general. Would something like a internal wiki work


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