Roundup Issue Tracker release 0.8

Richard Jones richardjones at
Wed Feb 16 01:37:37 CET 2005

I'm proud to release this 8th major feature release of Roundup. 

First up, big thanks go to alexander smishlajev who has done some really
good work getting the i18n and new configuration components of this release

Please note that Roundup now requires Python 2.3 or later. Please continue
to use 0.7 if you require Python 2.1 compatibility.

Version 0.8 introduces far too many features to list here so I've put
together a What's New page:

This 0.8.0 release fixes some bugs in the previous beta releases:

- handle capitalisation of class names in text hyperlinking (sf bug
- quote full-text search text in URL generation
- fixed problem migrating mysql databases
- fix search_checkboxes macro (sf patch 1113828)
- fix bug in date editing in Metakit
- allow suppression of search_text in indexargs_form (sf bug 1101548)
- hack to fix some anydbm export problems (sf bug 1081454)
- ignore AutoReply messages (sf patch 1085051)
- fix ZRoundup syntax error (sf bug 1122335)
- fix roundup-server log and PID file paths to be absolute
- fix initialisation of roundup-server in daemon mode so initialisation
  errors are visible
- fix: 'Logout' link was enabled on issue index page only
- have Permissions only test the check function if itemid is suppled
- modify cgi templating system to check item-level permissions in listings
- enable batching in message and file listings
- more documentation of security mechanisms (incl. sf patches 1117932,
- better unit tests for security mechanisms
- code cleanup (sf patch 1115329 and additional)
- issue search page allows setting of no sorting / grouping (sf bug
- better edit conflict handling (sf bug 1118790)
- consistent text searching behaviour (AND everywhere) (sf bug 1101036)
- fix handling of invalid date input (sf bug 1102165)
- retain Boolean selections in edit error handling (sf bug 1101492)
- fix initialisation of logging module from config file (sf bug 1108577)
- removed rlog module (py 2.3 is minimum version now)
- fixed class "help" listing paging (sf bug 1106329)
- nicer error looking up values of None (response to sf bug 1108697)
- fallback for (list) popups if javascript disabled (sf patch 1101626)

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

Roundup requires python 2.3 or later for correct operation.

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 competition.

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

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 five database back-ends (anydbm, sqlite, metakit,
mysql and postgresql).

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