Roundup Issue Tracker release 0.8.6

Richard Jones richardjones at
Fri Jan 27 07:09:05 CET 2006

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 0.8.6 release fixes some bugs:

- french translation updated by Patrick Decat (sf patch 1397059)
- tighten up Date parsing to not allow 'M/D/YY' (or 'D/M/YY) (sf bug
- handle "schema" being reserved word in MySQL 5+ (sf bug 1397569)
- fixed documentation of filter() in the case of multiple values in a
  String search (sf bug 1373396)
- fix comma-separated ID filter spec in web requests (sf bug 1396278)
- fix Date: header generation to be LOCALE-agnostic (sf bug 1352624)
- fix admin doc description of roundup-server config file
- fix redirect after instant registration (sf bug 1381676)
- fix permission checks in cgi interface (sf bug 1289557)
- fix permission check on RetireAction (sf bug 1407342)
- timezone now applied to date for pretty-format (sf bug 1406861)
- fix mangling of "_" in mail Subject class name (sf bug 1413852)
- catch bad classname in URL (related to sf bug 1240541)
- clean up digested_file_types (sf bug 1268303)
- fix permission checks in mailgw (sf bug 1263655)
- fix encoding of subject in generated error message (sf bug 1414465)

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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