Roundup Issue Tracker version released

Richard Jones rjones at
Tue Aug 19 04:01:48 CEST 2008

I'm proud to release version 1.4.5 of Roundup. has one new feature:

- Add use of username/password stored in ~/.netrc in mailgw (sf patch

It is otherwise mostly a bugfix release:

- 'Make a Copy' failed with more than one person in nosy list (sf #1906147)
- xml-rpc security checks and tests across all backends (sf #1907211)
- Send a Precedence header in email so (well-written) autoresponders don't
- Fix mailgw total failure bounce message generation (thanks Bradley Dean)
- Fix for postgres 8.3 compatibility (and bug) (sf patch #2030479 and bug
- Fix for translations (sf patch #2032526)
- Fire reactors after file storage is all done (sf patch #2001243)
- Allow negative ids other than -1 for item generation (sf patch #1982481)
- Better German translation for retiring users (sf #1998701)
- More improvements to German translation (sf #1919446)
- Add filter() to XML-RPC interface (sf patch #1966456)
- Fix IndexError when there are no messages to an issue (sf patch #1894249)
- Prevent broken pipe errors in csv export (sf patch #1911449)
- New session API and cleanup thanks anatoly t.
- Make WSGI handler threadsafe (sf #1968027)
- Improved URL matching RE (sf #2038858)
- Allow binary file content submission via XML-RPC (sf #1995623)
- Don't run old code on newer database (sf #1979556)
- Fix HTML injection into page title
- Fix indexer handling of indexed Link properties (sf #1936876)

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::


Release info and download page:
Source and documentation is available at the website:
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 four database back-ends (anydbm, sqlite, mysql
and postgresql).

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