Roundup Issue Tracker release 1.4.7

Richard Jones richardjones at
Fri Mar 13 23:51:00 CET 2009

I'm proud to release version 1.4.7 of Roundup.

1.4.7 is primarily a bugfix release which contains important security

- a number of security issues were discovered by Daniel Diniz
- EditCSV and ExportCSV altered to include permission checks
- HTTP POST required on actions which alter data
- HTML file uploads served as application/octet-stream
- Handle Unauthorised in file serving correctly
- New item action reject creation of new users
- Item retirement was not being controlled
- Roundup is now compatible with Python 2.6
- Improved French and German translations
- Improve consistency of item sorting in HTML interface
- Various other small bug fixes, robustification and optimisation

Though some new features made it in also:

- Provide a "no selection" option in web interface selection widgets
- Debug logging now uses the logging module rather than print
- Allow CGI frontend to serve XMLRPC requests.
- Added XMLRPC actions, as well as bridging CGI actions to XMLRPC actions.
- Optimized large file serving via mod_python / sendfile().
- Support resuming downloads for (large) files.

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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