Top Open Source Bug Tracking Tools
Bangalore: Software bugs are not only annoying to the tester but are also expensive and have cost the testing industry millions. Although, testers work tirelessly to ensure that the software is free from bugs, some bugs manage to go unnoticed.
Although bug tracking is an important process, however testers are facing problems such as improper bug logging process, control over the test environment, choosing the right tools and others.
To ease the task of choosing the best bug tracking tool, here is a list to help you choose the right tool.
Originally developed by Mozilla under the Mozilla Public License, Bugzilla is an open source software to track bugs. It is widely use by Linux Kernel dev team, Apache dev team and other big open source projects and was compatible with various databases such as Oracle, MySQL and others. Some of the features includes: Excellent security to protect confidentiality, integrated email capabilities, comprehensive permissions system and others.
Redmine was written in Ruby on Rails and it is the most used project management tool. Some of its features include support for multiple projects at the same time, a flexible issue tracking system, support for multiple languages, platforms with multiple databases and others.
WebIssues is an easy to install open source, multi platform tool for tracking issues. Some of its main features includes: It can run natively on Windows, Linux and OS X, reports can be printed easily from the desktop client or it can be saved as an HTML or a PDF file. The tool can new and modified issues and also customize issue types.
With features such as project management, publishing tools, multi language support and others, the BugGenie is a powerful web based bug tracker tool. It is not only easy to use but the tool is also user friendly.
Mantis BT has features such as RSS feeds, source code integration, chat, email notifications, an integrated wiki and others. It not only track the bugs but also allow users to interact with each other apart from tracking multiple projects.
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