Roundup Issue Tracker release 1.0 (!!!)

Richard Jones richardjones at
Fri Jan 27 07:17:46 CET 2006

I'm proud to release this, the 1.0 release of Roundup.

Yes, finally after over 4 years and 8 major releases, the 1.0 release is

Roundup 1.0 includes all the pre-1.0 goodness, and:

- added full-text indexer using Xapian as the back end
- Lithuanian translation by Aiste Kesminaite
- Web User Interface language selection by form variable @language,
  browser cookie or HTTP header Accept-Language (sf patch 1360321)
- initial values for configuration options may be passed on
  'roundup-admin install' command line (based on sf patch 1237110)
- favicon.ico image may be changed with server config option (sf patch
- Password objects initialized from plaintext remember plaintext value
  (sf rfe 1379447)
- Roundup installation document includes configuration example
  for Exim Internet Mailer (sf bug 1393860)
- enable registration confirmation by web only (sf bug 1381675)
- allow preselection of values in templating menu()s (sf patch 1396085)
- display the query name in the header (sf feature 1298535 / patch
- classhelp works with Link properties now (sf bug 1410290)
- added setorderprop() and setlabelprop() to Class (sf features 1379534,
- CSV encoding support (sf bug 1240848)
- fields rendered with StructuredText are hyperlinked by default
- additional attributes for input element may be passed to the 'field'
  method of a property wrapper
- added "copy_url" method to generate a URL for copying an item

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 2.3+ 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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