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Web-based bug-tracking tool

JitterBug is a Web-based bug tracking tool originally written to manage the huge volume of bug reports and queries the Samba Team receives. It is now used by a number of other projects. The program is available in English and French. JitterBug receives bug reports via email or a web form. Authenticated users can then reply to the message, move it between different categories or add notes to it. Users can add arbitrary notes to each message, and an audit trail is kept for each message showing who did what. Users can request email notification of changes to files or directories. JitterBug is like a communal web based email system; the whole system is a single C program running as a CGI script and fully HTML 3.2 compliant. The program uses your server's built-in authentication, and has a built in SMTP mail client for sending replies and notifications.

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2Janet Casey8 December 2000

Leaders and contributors

Andrew Tridgell Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:jitter-bugs@samba.org
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://samba.anu.edu.au/cgi-bin/jitterbug/CVS?user=guest

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 February 2017.


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