Issue Tracking

14 Best Free and Open Source Linux Issue Tracking Systems

Issue tracking systems cover a few different types of computer software applications which help to manage and maintain lists of issues in a number of ways. One of the most common types of an issue tracker is the bug tracking system. This system tracks issues by helping software developers keep on top of reported software bugs and acts as an aid in quality assurance. The other main types of issue tracking systems are service desk and help desk management software which help firms create, update, and resolve reported customer issues.

Issue tracking systems play an important role for any development project and collaborative venture, enabling developers and corporate project teams to concentrate on identifying issues and tasks, ensuring that they are resolved, and at the same time to stay focused on what is important.

There is a wide range of issue tracking systems that have been released under an open source license. To provide an insight into the software that is available, we have compiled a list of 14 high quality Linux issue tracking systems. We have chosen software of varying complexity, with some applications concentrating on being as simple to set up and configure as possible.

Here’s our recommendations captured in a legendary ratings chart. Only free and open source software is eligible for inclusion here.

Ratings chart

Click the links in the table below to learn more about each issue tracking system.

Issue Tracking Systems
ZammadWeb based open source helpdesk/customer support system
Request TrackerMature enterprise-grade issue tracking system
MantisBTIssue tracker implemented in PHP and using MySQL as a database
osTicketCustomer support ticket system
BugzillaBug Tracking System available through a web interface
RoundupSimple-to-use and install issue-tracking system
FossilDistributed version control system, bug tracking system and wiki server
TracIssue tracker implemented in PHP and using MySQL as a database
RedmineFlexible project management web application
OpenSupportsSimple ticketing system
FlyspraySimple, web-based bug tracking system written in PHP
ZnunyFork of OTRS
EventumUser friendly and flexible issue tracking system
PachnoFriendly issue tracking

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