Roundup Release 1.4.10

Ralf Schlatterbeck rsc at
Tue Oct 13 09:05:50 CEST 2009

I'm proud to release version 1.4.10 of Roundup which fixes some bugs:
[thanks to Richard for walking me through the release process]

- Minor update of doc/developers.txt to point to the new resources
  on (Bernhard Reiter)
- Small CSS improvements regaring the search box (thanks Thomas Arendsan Hein)
  (issue 2550589)
- Indexers behaviour made more consistent regarding length of indexed words
  and stopwords (thanks Thomas Arendsen Hein, Bernhard Reiter)(issue 2550584)
- fixed typos in the installation instructions (thanks Thomas Arendsen Hein)
  (issue 2550573) 
- New config option csv_field_size: Pythons csv module (which is used
  for export/import) has a new field size limit starting with python2.5.
  We now issue a warning during export if the limit is too small and use
  the csv_field_size configuration during import to set the limit for
  the csv module.
- Small fix for CGI-handling of XMLRPC requests for python2.4, this
  worked only for 2.5 and beyond due to a change in the xmlrpc interface
  in python
- Document filter method of xmlrpc interface
- Fix interaction of SSL and XMLRPC, now XMLRPC works with SSL

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 (but not 3+) 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+ (but not 3+)
installation. It doesn't even need to be "installed" to be operational,
though an 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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