[TIP] Looking for a decent issue tracking system
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Jun 18 07:56:40 PDT 2009
Yannick Gingras wrote:
> Greeting Python Testers,
> the scope of my inquiry is a bit broader than just testing but since
> testing is a major entry point for new issues, I assume that some of
> you can help me find the tools that we are looking for.
> We are looking for an issue tracker that deals well with iterative
> development. The ideal tool will automatically compute our velocity
One of our developers wrote a plugin for Trac that does this based on
estimated and actual days taken which are put into tickets when they are
> and will automatically plan the next iteration given only priorities
> for open issues.
We don't do this but we do use a voting plugin for Trac which allows us
to do a search showing tickets ordered by most votes.
> One alternative is for the tool to let the project
> manager plan the iteration by hand but to warn him if he puts in more
> stuff that can fit in the iteration given the current team velocity.
> We are also looking for a way to have sub-projects and sub-tickets
> that can be looked at independently but that will be summed up together
> when looking at the higher level road-map.
We handle sub-projects by having different 'Components' on tickets. Each
ticket is assigned to a Component.
I've not done any of the configuration / extending of Trac so can't be
*much* more specific but it does sound like it *could* do most of what
> Trac offers some of these features with add-on modules but the
> sub-project support is not very good. Redmine has sub-project but the
> way it is implemented makes it almost unusable for planing purpose
> since versions can't be share between sub-projects. Let me give you
> an example. If you implement the Frobnoz application than has both a
> Data-Import and Billing sub system, the Redmine tickets for version
> 25.0.1 of the billing sub system won't show up in the Frobnoz road-map
> since Redmine treats billing-25.0.1 and frobnoz-25.0.1 and two
> completely unrelated software versions.
> On the other hand, both Trac and Redmine are very good if you only use
> them as bugtracker. I'm sure that there is a tool out there that is
> booth good at a bugtracker and as a feature planner. Do you guys have
> any recommendations? Any of you using different tools for bugtracking
> and for project planning? Are there any combinations that plays well
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