Roundup Issue Tracker 1.4.12 released

Richard Jones r1chardj0n3s at
Tue Feb 9 03:00:38 CET 2010

I'm proud to release version 1.4.12 of Roundup which fixes a number bugs.

This release includes fixes for some potential security holes. Please see the
upgrading documentation for details of what you might need to do in your

If you're upgrading from an older version of Roundup you *must* follow
the "Software Upgrade" guidelines given in the maintenance documentation.

This release includes:

- Support IMAP CRAM-MD5, thanks Jochen Maes
- Proper handling of 'Create' permissions in both mail gateway (earlier
  commit r4405 by Richard), web interface, and xmlrpc. This used to
  check 'Edit' permission previously. See
  Add regression tests for proper handling of 'Create' and 'Edit'
- Fix handling of non-ascii in realname in the nosy mailer, this used to
  mangle the email address making it unusable when replying. Thanks to
  intevation for funding the fix.
- Fix documentation on user required to run the tests, fixes 
  issue2550618, thanks to Chris aka 'radioking'
- Add simple doc about translating customised tracker content
- Add "flup" setup documentation, thanks Christian Glass
- Fix "Web Access" permission check to allow serving of static files to
  Anonymous again
- Add check for "Web Access" permission in all web templating permission
- Improvements in upgrading documentation, thanks Christian Glass
- Display 'today' in the account user's timezone, thanks David Wolever
- Fix file handle leak in some web interfaces with logging turned on,
  fixes issue1675845
- Attempt to generate more human-readable addresses in email, fixes
- Allow value to be specified to multilink form element templating, fixes
  issue2550613, thanks David Wolever
- Fix thread safety with stdin in roundup-server, fixes issue2550596
  (thanks Werner Hunger)

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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