[announce] Roundup issue tracker version 0.2.6

Richard Jones richard@bizarsoftware.com.au
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 16:54:30 +1000

            Roundup 0.2.7 - an issue tracking system

This is predominantly a bugfix release.
 . Text searches are now case insensitive. All forms of text search use
   regular expressions now.

 . Had another 2.1-ism in the unit tests
 . Made the mail parser a little more robust w.r.t missing Subject:
   (both thanks Mikhail Sobolev)
 . Missed some isFooType usages (thanks Mikhail Sobolev for spotting them)
 . Reverted back to sending change messages to the web editor of a node so
   that the change note message is actually generated.
 . CGI interface wasn't generating correct change messages.
 . Notes entered during a change are saved to the messages list even if
   there's no nosy list. No message is generated if there's no nosy list and
   there's no change note (since it would just duplicates the journal).
 . Completely removed the bsddb3 module from the tests - will be reinstated
   when the http://bsddb.sourceforge.net/'s bugs #439959 and #456408 are
   dealt with. One is fixed in CVS, the other pending.

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@users.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: