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Bugzilla 

Maintainer: Dave Miller
Latest release: 2.20 / September 30, 2005
OS: Cross-platform
Genre: Bugtracker
License: MPL
Website: Bugzilla project

Bugzilla is a general-purpose bug-tracking tool originally developed and used by the Mozilla Foundation. Since Bugzilla is web-based and is free software / open source software, it is also the bug tracking tool of choice for many projects, both open source and proprietary. Image File history File links BugzillaLogo. ... Software maintenance is one of the activities in software engineering, and is the process of enhancing and optimizing deployed software (software release), as well as remedying defects. ... Dave Miller is an American software developer best known for work on the Bugzilla bug tracking tool developed at Mozilla. ... A software release is to create a new version of the system or program and release it to the user community. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In computing, an operating system (OS) is the system software responsible for the direct control and management of hardware and basic system operations. ... A cross-platform (or platform independent) programming language, software application or hardware device works on more than one system platform (e. ... A software genre is a classification of software by its common function, type or topic. ... A bugtracker is a ticket tracking system that is designed especially to manage problems (software bugs) with computer programs. ... A software license is a type of proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software — sometimes called an End User License Agreement (EULA) — that specifies the perimeters of the permission granted by the owner to the user. ... In computing, the Mozilla Public License is an open source and free software license. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... A ticket tracking system that is designed especially to manage problems (software bugs) with computer programs. ... The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to support and provide leadership for the open source Mozilla project. ... Graphic representation of the World Wide Web around Wikipedia The World Wide Web (WWW, W3, or simply the Web) is an information space in which the items of interest, referred to as resources, are identified by global identifiers called Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). ... Free software, as defined by the Free Software Foundation, is software which can be used, copied, studied, modified and redistributed without restriction. ... ... A ticket tracking system that is designed especially to manage problems (software bugs) with computer programs. ... Proprietary software is software that has restrictions on using and copying it, usually enforced by a proprietor. ...


Bugzilla relies on an installed web server (such as Apache) and a database management system (such as MySQL or PostgreSQL) to perform its work. Bugs can be submitted by anybody, and will be assigned to a particular developer. Various status updates for each bug are allowed, together with user notes and bug examples. The term web server can mean one of two things: A computer that is responsible for accepting HTTP requests from clients, which are known as web browsers, and serving them web pages, which are usually HTML documents. ... Apache HTTP Server is a free software/open source HTTP web server for Unix-like systems (BSD, Linux, and UNIX systems), Microsoft Windows, Novell Netware and other platforms. ... A database management system (DBMS) is a computer program (or more typically, a suite of them) designed to manage a database (a large set of structured data), and run operations on the data requested by numerous clients. ... David Axmark (left) and Michael Monty Widenius, Founders of MySQL AB, at a conference MySQL is a multithreaded, multi-user, SQL (Structured Query Language) Database Management System (DBMS) with an estimated six million installations. ... PostgreSQL is a free object-relational database server (database management system), released under a flexible BSD-style license. ...


Bugzilla's notion of a bug is very general; for instance, mozilla.org uses it to track feature requests as well. A computer bug is an error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in a computer program that prevents it from working as intended, or produces an incorrect result. ...


Requirements

Release notes such as those for Bugzilla 20 indicate the exact set of dependencies, which include:

  • A compatible database server (often a version of MySQL)
  • A suitable release of Perl 5
  • An assortment of Perl modules
  • A compatible web server such as Apache (though any web server that supports CGI can work)
  • A suitable Mail Transfer Agent such as Sendmail, qmail, Postfix, or Exim

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Bugzilla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (194 words)
Bugzilla is a general-purpose bug-tracking tool originally developed and used by the Mozilla Foundation.
Since Bugzilla is web-based and is free software / open source software, it is also the bug tracking tool of choice for many projects, both open source and proprietary.
Bugzilla's notion of a bug is very general; for instance, mozilla.org uses it to track feature requests as well.
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