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Re: Which issue tracking tool copes best with (T)svn?

From: Adrian Wilkins <adrian.wilkins_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-27 10:53:03 CET

Wyss Clemens (Helbling Technik) wrote:
> I am about to build up a toolchain for a new project. Subversion(TSVN)
> and CruiseControl.NET (for CI) are given.
> Now I am looking for an issue tracking tool which "integrates" well
> into subversion.
> Which would you suggest?
> - mantis
> - scarab
> - trac
> - jira
> [- subissue, seems to be too far from being applicable]
> Thanks for posting your experiences
> Clemens
My experiences are with Trac. Alas, since we already use Bugzilla, we
don't actually use the issue tracking at my own site. If you want to see
a heavily used Trac installation, go to http://svn.mythtv.org

The managerial end of the team love the Timeline feature, as it lets
them keep an eye on what is going on in the repository. I haven't told
them about the RSS feed, or I'd never get any peace :-)

We also use the wiki as a source of documentation and download links for
our internal toolset.

Trac also supports plugins for git, perforce, mercurial (on a branch),
darcs, and bzr, should you want to move to another VCS.

(at the moment, bzr is appealing to me the most, particularly it's svn
integration ; I use svk for offline work, at the moment, and I've tried
git, but they both have a killer issue with svn interoperation - they
mirror large revisions VERY slowly because they don't support the replay
API. Bazaar at least has a branch to support replay ; svk has support
but it doesn't work on Windows because of perl/apr thread issues, and I
don't think the code for git even tries to use it).

Of the others, I only ever heard of jira.

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Received on Thu Dec 27 10:53:06 2007

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