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phpBugTracker is an attempt to copy the functionality of Bugzilla while providing a codebase that, by using templates and a database abstraction layer, is independent of the database and presentation layers. Current features include bug history (changes over its lifetime), the ability to restrict projects to certain groups of users, the option to store passwords encrypted in the database, HTML templates for changing the look of the interface, flexible bug search capabilities, localization (status messages in your native language), file attachments for bugs, anonymous browsing of bugs, links to a cvs web interface from bug comments, and bug dependencies.


User guide available in HTML format from; Administrator guide available in HTML format from; Developer guide available in HTML format from


Download version 1.0 (stable)
released on 12 August 2005

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey25 October 2002

Leaders and contributors

Benjamin Curtis Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive
Support Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use a database server (MySQL
Required to use or Oracle 8)
Required to use PostgreSQL
Required to use Web server with PHP 4.1.0 or later
Required to use PEAR_DB

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 August 2005.


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