Roundup Issue Tracker release 0.8.4

Richard Jones richardjones at
Mon Jul 18 05:34:54 CEST 2005

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.

This 0.8.4 release fixes some bugs:


- extra CRs in CSV export files on Windows platform (sf bug 1195742)
- activity RDBMS columns were being reported in changes
- fix name collision in roundup.cgi script (sf bug 1203795)
- fix handling of invalid interval input
- search locale files relative ro roundup installation path (sf bug 1219689)
- use translation for boolean property rendering (sf bug 1225152)
- enabled disabling of REMOTE_USER for when it's not a valid username (sf
  bug 1190187)
- fix invocation of hasPermission from templating code (sf bug 1224172)
- have 'roundup-admin security' display property restrictions (sf bug
- fixed templating menu() sort_on handling (sf bug 1221936)
- allow specification of pagesize, sorting and filtering in "classhelp"
  popups (sf bug 1211800)
- handle dropped properies in rdbms/metakit journal export (sf bug 1203569)
- handle missing Subject lines better (sf bug 1198729)
- sort/group by missing values correctly (sf bugs 1198623, 1176897)
- discard, don't bounce messages to the mailgw when the messages's sender
  is invalid (ie. when we try to bounce, we get a 550 "unknown user
  account" response from the SMTP server) (sf bug 1190906)
- removed debugging code from cgi/
- refactored hyperdb.rawToHyperdb, allowing a number of improvements
  (thanks Ralf Schlatterbeck)
- don't try to set a timeout for IMAPS (thanks Paul Jimenez)
- present Reject exception messages to web users (sf bug 1237685)

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 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 2.3+ 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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