FogBugz looks great; what's OK for Linux/Unix?
FogBugz looks like it would serve my needs perfectly, and I'd be happy to buy it. The number of things that FogBugz does right, that other bug tracking systems I have used do wrong, is remarkable.
Well, it says its Web based - so I interpret that to mean that only the server needs to be windows based - and likely only that because the data base is a MSFT thing. I'll guess that everything else is cross-platform. Just guessing...
I'll also state the obvious: bugzilla.
Regarding the web-based-ness, I had discussed the server platform above, and noted that we already run Windows on client machines anyway, so the ability to access the web interface from another platform doesn't help us.
We use Rubicon Tracker http://www.majentis.com/Products/IssueTracking.html Works good for us.
Can you define "client machines" a bit? I'm asking such a question because, it seems to me, if any of those machines are on; have a network connection; and run WindowsNT, Windows2000, or WindowsXP you ought to be able to setup IIS/PWS to handle FogBugz. As I understand it, MS database connections are handled in the server -- I say this because I used to have a small website that used an MS Access database for content, and it ran on a Windows98 machine with PWS.
*rereads initial post again*
I don't get the "Exposed on the Internet" part. Could you elaborate?
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We use TestTrack which is nice. Lengthy list at:
Re: "Exposed on the Internet"
Sounds like you're trying to get away from the maintnece of the server, not the purchase cost. Consider 'leasing' one--does Fog Creek offer hosting beyond the trial version? Let them do all that work for you.
I had good luck with Mantis (on source forge) .
Regarding maintenence of a server: Nope, not trying to avoid that. I already do it now (of a Linux server), it would be nice to be able to run it on that. It's annoying to have to add another entire server and different OS to support a web-based bug tracking system.
OpenACS www.openacs.org has a ticket tracker and bug tracker (depending on which version you use). This is an incredibly powerful open source toolkit for building web applications and there are many modules available for it which plug in easily. It works with both the Oracle and PostgreSQL databases. I'd highly recommend it, especially for Unix-based work.
Have you considered running VMWare on your Linux box? As for the "exposed" part, lock everything down except for FogBUGZ, and you should be fine.
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