Roundup Issue Tracker 1.4.14 released

Richard Jones r1chardj0n3s at
Thu Jul 1 04:26:54 CEST 2010

I'm proud to release version 1.4.14 of Roundup which includes a security
fix and some other fixes:

- Preparations for getting 2to3 work, not completed yet. (Richard Jones)

- User input not escaped when a bad template name is supplied (thanks
  Benjamin Pollack)
- The email for the first message on an issue was having its In-Reply-To
  set to itself (thanks Eric Kow)
- Handle multiple @action values from broken trackers.
- Accept single-character subject lines
- xmlrpc handling of unicode characters and binary values, see
  thanks to Hauke Duden for reporting these.
- frontends/roundup.cgi got out of sync with the roundup.cgi.Client API
- Default to "text/plain" if no Content-Type header is present in email
  (thanks Hauke Duden)
- Small documentation update regarding debugging aids (Bernhard Reiter)
- Indexer Xapian, made Xapian 1.2 compatible. Needs at least Xapian 1.0.0 now.
  (Bernhard Reiter; Thanks to Olly Betts for providing the patch Issue2550647.)

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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