Roundup Issue Tracker release 0.8 beta 2

Richard Jones richard at
Thu Jan 13 07:20:55 CET 2005

I'm proud to release this 8th major feature release of Roundup. This is
currently a DEVELOPMENT release, meaning it probably has bugs. If you 
a STABLE release, use 0.7.x

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

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

This is a bugfix release, fixing:

- note about how to run roundup demo in Windows (sf bug 1082090)
- fix API for templating utils extensions - remove "utils" arg (sf bug 
- is missing "import time" (sf bug 1081959)
- fix (list) popup (sf bug 1083570)
- fix some security assertions (sf bug 1085481)
- 'roundup-server -S' always writes [trackers] section heading (sf bug 
- fix port number as int in mysql connection info (sf bug 1082530)
- fix to work with <Python2.3 (sf bug 1082801)
- fix permissions checks in cgi templating (sf bug 1082755)
- fix "Users may only edit their issues" example in docs
- handle ~/.my.cnf files for MySQL defaults (sf bug 1096031)

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

Roundup requires python 2.1.3 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 
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 
discussions and notifying interested parties when issues are edited. 
One of
the major design goals for Roundup that it be simple to get going. 
is therefore usable "out of the box" with any python 2.1+ installation. 
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, 
mysql and postgresql).

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