SC-Track Roundup 0.5.5 - an issue tracking system

Richard Jones
Fri, 24 Jan 2003 17:46:35 +1100

SC-Track Roundup 0.5.5 - an issue tracking system

This is a bugfix release for version 0.5.x - if you're upgrading from before
0.5, you *must* read doc/upgrading.txt!

Unfortunately, the Zope frontend for Roundup is currently broken, with no
fix in the forseeable future.

Roundup requires python 2.1.3 or later for correct operation. Users of the
sqlite backend are encouraged to upgrade sqlite to version 2.7.3.

We've had a good crack at bugs (thanks to all who contributed!):

- fixed rdbms searching by ID (sf bug 666615)
- fixed metakit searching by ID
- detect corrupted index and raise semi-useful exception (sf bug 666767)
- open server logfile unbuffered
- revert StringHTMLProperty to not hyperlink text by default
- several fixes to CGI form handling
- fix unlink journalling bug in metakit backend
- fixed hyperlinking ambiguity (sf bug 669777)
- fixed cookie path to use TRACKER_WEB (sf bug 667020) (thanks Nathaniel Smith
  for helping chase it down and Luke Opperman for confirming fix)

Source and documentation is available at the website:
Release Info (via download page):
Mailing lists - the place to ask questions:

About Roundup

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

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 2.1+ 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 (a classic bug/feature tracker and
a minimal skeleton) and six database back-ends (anydbm, bsddb, bsddb3, sqlite,
metakit and gadfly).