A web application or a software development process always has bugs which is very normal in a hundreds of lines of code. The important part is tracking & fixing them.

Whether you are a one-person-army or have teammates, it is a big time-saver to use a bug tracking software.

Besides having the bugs listed in a comprehensive way, most bug/issue tracking applications let end-users to submit bug-feature requests that will end up in a better product.

Here are 9 free & open source bug tracking softwares, both desktop & web-based, for a better development process:

 

WebIssues

WebIssues

WebIssues is an open source issue tracking & team collaboration application that has 2 parts:

  • The server: a PHP-MySQL based server where the data is stored, notifications are sent
  • The client: a desktop application for users to connect to the server (Windows & Linux supported)

A permission-based user system enables the ability of "multiple users working on different projects".

Issue types are flexible & customizable. Issues can be easily filtered & reports can be created for a snapshot. 

eTraxis

eTraxis

A PHP bug tracking software that works with MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL and Oracle.

Unlimited projects can be created with any number of users working on them. Users working on the project can easily see the bugs assigned to them or see the general status of the project.

eTraxis can notify users with e-mails & has a reminder system. The software has multilanguage support.

Bugzilla

Bugzilla

This Mozilla Foundation supported/developed bug tracking system allows individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively.

Considering Bugzilla is used by Mozilla, Open Office, RedHat, NASA, Facebook & hundreds of other popular companies, it is a very mature & feature rich application.

It can perfectly track bugs & code changes with time tracking and notifications. Teammates can communicate with each other & users of the product can become a part of the bug tracking system by submitting bugs

Trac

Trac - Issue Tracking System

Trac is a improved wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects.

It has an interface to Subversion (or other version control systems), an integrated Wiki and convenient reporting facilities.

A timeline displays all current and past project events in order, for a better overview of the project. There is also a roadmap which shows the list of the upcoming milestones.

Mantis Bug Tracker

Mantis Bug Tracker

A web-based free bug tracking system, written in PHP and works with MySQL, MS SQL, and PostgreSQL.

Mantis has a multi-level hieararchy: projects>sub-projects>categories>bugs where users can contribute to each item if they have the access rights.

The application has powerful features like an integrated wiki, chat, RSS feeds, time tracking & much more.

BugNET

Asp.Net Bug Tracking Software

BugNet is an open source ASP.NET bug tracking tool.

Email notifications, reporting and per project configuration of fields and values allows efficient management of bugs, feature requests, and other issues for projects of any scale.

The Bug Genie

The Bug Genie

An open source issue tracking system for improving the development process by managing bug reports, feature requests and user feedback.

The Bug Genie is built with PHP, has multilanguage support & provides an easy to use interface.

It can be integrated with Subversion, displays roadmaps automatically & much more.

Issue Tracker By ASP.NET

ASP.NET Issue Tracker

A simple yet working issue tracker by ASP.NET.

The application lets you to create projects, projects members/permissions & issues to be assigned to members.

Issues can be tracked, related issues can be displayed & more. Issue Tracker supports MS Access & MSSQL for storing the data.

Eventum

Eventum

Eventum is a issue tracking system built by the MySQL team.

It helps organizing tasks & bugs within a development project. It has various features from notifications to reminders & reports to RSS support.

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