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A simple-to-use and -install issue-tracking system with command-line, web and e-mail interfaces. Highly customisable.

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In this release

The metakit backend has been removed due to lack of maintenance and presence of good alternatives (in particular sqlite built into Python 2.5)

Release 1.4.1 removes an old trace of the metakit backend that was preventing new tracker installation.

New Features in 1.4.0:

  • Roundup has a new xmlrpc frontend that gives access to a tracker using XMLRPC.

  • Dates can now be in the year-range 1-9999

  • Add simple anti-spam recipe to docs

  • Allow customisation of regular expressions used in email parsing, thanks Bruno Damour

  • Italian translation by Marco Ghidinelli

  • Multilinks take any iterable

  • config option: specify port and local hostname for SMTP connections

  • Tracker index templating (i.e. when roundup_server is serving multiple trackers) (sf bug 1058020)

  • config option: Limit nosy attachments based on size (Philipp Gortan)

  • roundup_server supports SSL via pyopenssl

  • templatable 404 not found messages (sf bug 1403287)

  • Unauthorized email includes a link to the registration page for the tracker

  • config options: control whether author info/email is included in email sent by roundup

  • support for receiving OpenPGP MIME messages (signed or encrypted)

There’s also a ton of bugfixes.

If you’re upgrading from an older version of Roundup you must follow the “Software Upgrade” guidelines given in the maintenance documentation.

Roundup requires python 2.3 or later for correct operation.

To give Roundup a try, just download (see below), unpack and run:

Documentation is available at the website:

Mailing lists - the place to ask questions:

About Roundup

Roundup is a simple-to-use and -install issue-tracking system with command-line, web and e-mail interfaces. It is based on the winning design from Ka-Ping Yee in the Software Carpentry “Track” design competition.

Note: Ping is not responsible for this project. The contact for this project is

Roundup manages a number of issues (with flexible properties such as “description”, “priority”, and so on) and provides the ability to:

  1. submit new issues,

  2. find and edit existing issues, and

  3. discuss issues with other participants.

The system will facilitate communication among the participants by managing discussions and notifying interested parties when issues are edited. One of the major design goals for Roundup that it be simple to get going. Roundup is therefore usable “out of the box” with any python 2.3+ installation. It doesn’t even need to be “installed” to be operational, though a disutils-based install script is provided.

It comes with two issue tracker templates (a classic bug/feature tracker and a minimal skeleton) and five database back-ends (anydbm, sqlite, metakit, mysql and postgresql).

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