Flyspray – lightweight, web-based bug tracking system

Flyspray is a simple, web-based bug tracking system written in PHP for aiding with software development. It was originally developed for the Psi project.

Flyspray is designed to have very few external dependencies, and this makes it easier to install and maintain than software like Bugzilla.

Flyspray is primarily being developed on Ubuntu, using Apache 2 and PHP 5.

Features include:

  • Web-based, platform-independent.
  • Multiple database support, currently MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • Easy installation.
  • Easy to use.
  • ‘Watching’ tasks, with notification of changes (email or Jabber).
  • Comprehensive task history.
  • File attachments.
  • CSS themes.
  • Advanced search features (though easy to use).
  • Two syntax options for task descriptions and more (Dokuwiki / plain text).
  • Voting for tasks.
  • Dependency graphs.
  • Test planning integration.
  • Customizable workflow.
  • Unicode support.
  • Plugin API.
  • Multiple projects.
  • Interfaces: Web, Command line.
  • Notification interfaces: Email, RSS, Atom, and XMPP.

Support: SourceForge, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Florian Schmitz, Cristian Rodriguez and others
License: GNU LGPL 2.1


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