Flyspray 0.9.8 review

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Flyspray is an uncomplicated, web-based bug tracking system for assisting with software development

License: LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License)
File size: 376K
Developer: Tony Collins
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Flyspray is an uncomplicated, web-based bug tracking system for assisting with software development. It was originally conceived when the Psi Jabber client project couldn’t find a bugtracker that suited their needs, and has been made available for everyone to use for their own projects.

Flyspray is Free Software, released under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence. This essentially means that you can get Flyspray and use it free of charge. The source code is available, and you are welcome to modify it to suit your needs. Submitting your changes back to us is entirely optional, but we’d love to hear from you!

Here are some key features of "Flyspray":
Web-based, platform-independent
Multiple database support (through the ADOdb database abstraction layer)
Easy installation
Easy to use
Multiple projects
Permissions-based user groups
‘Watching’ tasks, with notification of changes (email or Jabber)
Comprehensive task history
File attachments
CSS themes

A computer to act as a server,
Web server software. We recommend and support Flyspray running on Apache. Flyspray may work with other webserver software, but are untested and unsupported at this stage.
The PHP web scripting language (at least version 4.3),
The ADOdb database abstraction layer,
Database server software. Currently supported are MySQL and PostgreSQL. Flyspray may work with other database types, but are untested and unsupported at this stage.
A web browser with good support for web standards. We recommend Mozilla Firefox and Opera, but Microsoft Internet Explorer should be avoided. Internet Explorer’s ability to render standard XHTML and CSS is fairly limited, and many of the w3c guidelines are implemented in quite a broken way. Please file a bug report with Microsoft to fix their browser.

What's New in This Release:
NEW - Full-featured installer
NEW - Address rewriting for human-readable URLs
NEW - Database table prefixes
NEW - Background daemon to run the scheduler
NEW - Due-by-date field, searchable
NEW - Prev/Next task links
NEW - Operations on multiple tasks from the tasklist
NEW - ‘Project’ addresses that receive notifications for ALL changes in that project
NEW - Dropdown lists are now set globally and at Project level
NEW - Uses class.jabber.php for Jabber notifications
NEW - Uses class.phpmailer for email notifications
NEW - SMTP for email notifications
NEW - XML-RPC interface for opening/closing tasks, and retriving user details
NEW - New user accounts use MD5 for passwords.
NEW - Attaching multiple files to tasks and comments.
IMPROVED - Reliability of Jabber notifications
IMPROVED - Admin and Project Manager areas are more consistant and easy to navigate
IMPROVED - Layout and rendering
IMPROVED - Speed of changing tabs (uses DHTML instead of a page-reload)
IMPROVED - Much code has been moved to classes/functions (so is much more re-usable)
IMPROVED - Statusbar is now used for almost all updates, and fades in a very pretty way.
IMPROVED - Now formats dates using strftime() to achieve localised date strings
FIXED - Permissions that were broken in last release
FIXED - Now checks permissions before delivering attachments
FIXED - Re-enabled Project Manager requests, adding a ‘deny’ link with reason box

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