SC-Track Roundup 0.6.8 - an issue tracking system

Richard Jones
Thu, 1 Apr 2004 10:40:50 +1000

I'm pleased to announce Roundup 0.6.8, a maintenance release which fixes
some bugs:

- existing trackers (ie. live ones) may be used as templates for new
  trackers - the TEMPLATE-INFO.txt name entry has the tracker's dir name
  appended (so the demo tracker's template name is "classic-demo")
- handle bad multilink input at item creation time better (sf bug 917834)
- make sure email signature starts on a newline (sf bug 919759)
- add line to rego email to help URL detection (sf bug 906247)
- look harder for text/plain in email
- fixed fallback excel writer in rcsv so it has a delimiter
- fixed's use of listTemplates (!)
- make rdbms serialise() less trusting
- handle Boolean values in history HTML display

If you're upgrading from an older version of Roundup you *must* follow
the "Software Upgrade" guidelines given in the maintenance documentation.

Note that the Zope interface still doesn't work - it is fixed in the 0.7
development codebase.

Roundup requires python 2.1.3 or later for correct operation. Python 2.3.1
or later is strongly recommended.

To give Roundup a try, just download (see below), unpack and run::


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

Note: Ping is not responsible for this project. The contact for this
project is

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 mysql).