[announce] Roundup issue tracker version 0.2.6

Richard Jones richard@bizarsoftware.com.au
Wed, 8 Aug 2001 13:19:27 +1000

            Roundup 0.2.6 - an issue tracking system

*** Roundup is now released under the same terms as the Python License. ***

This is predominantly a bugfix release - a couple of bugs in the init were 
found which caused problems getting started.

 . Added tests for instance initialisation. No more releasing the software
   with bugs in roundup.init!
 . Now bundling unittest with the package so that python 2.0 users can use
   the tests.
 . Much better error handling and messages generated by the mail gateway.

 . Implemented correct mail splitting. Added unit tests. Also snips
   signatures now too.
 . Bug #447671 - typo in roundup/init.py
 . Changed date.Date to use regular string formatting instead of strftime -
   win32 seems to have problems with %T and no hour... or something...
 . Bug #448484 - now catching correct exception from makedirs.
 . Instances are now opened by a special function that generates a unique
   module name for the instances on import time.

Roundup is a simple-to-use and -install issue-tracking system with 
command-line, web and e-mail interfaces. It is based on the winning design 
from Ka-Ping Yee in the Software Carpentry "Track" design competition.

Note: Ping is not responsible for this project. The contact for this project 
is richard@sourceforge.net.

Roundup manages a number of issues (with flexible properties such as 
"description", "priority", and so on) and provides the ability to (a) submit 
new issues, (b) find and edit existing issues, and (c) discuss issues with 
other participants. The system will facilitate communication among the 
participants by managing discussions and notifying interested parties when 
issues are edited. One of the major design goals for Roundup that it be 
simple to get going. Roundup is therefore usable "out of the box" with any 
python 2.0+ installation. It doesn't even need to be "installed" to be 
operational, though a disutils-based install script is provided.

It comes with two issue tracker templates and three database back-ends. 
Back-ends for relational databases are being developed.

Source is available at the website: