I'm looking for a good bug database for games and it's been a struggle.
We used FogBugz on Thimbleweed Park, and it was OK, but a little clunky and not very "modern". Like a lot of commercial bug databases, they added lots of trendy project management features that distracted from it just being a good bug database. I'm sure some people like this stuff, but I just want a simple modern bug database.
My biggest issue with FogBugz was their pricing. They didn't do per user pricing, so once we needed 11 accounts, we went from $100/month to $200/month.
We looked at Jira, but it suffers from the same issues as FogBugz.
We also looked at Bugzilla, but it suffers from just being a big complicated mess (sorry if I've offended anyone).
I really like Trello as a task manager. I love that you can just drag and drop tasks, it's very slick. I'd love a bug database that worked like Trello. I'm currently using Trello as a bug database, but it's just too limiting to use much longer.
A few years ago, I wrote my own bug database, but I just don't have the time to roll my own again.
I don't mind self-hosted solutions or paying for a web based service, as long as it's nice and simple.
Has anyone used any good bug databases?
I've not tried it so I can't vouch for it.
Please create a new post if/when you've discovered your new bug tracker as I'm in the same boat. I would also like an outward facing bug tracker for users to add issues.
It feels really nice to use, and not overwhelmed with useless features.
Delores (not that one)
If you find yourself interested in it I recommend taking a look at how Blender and Wikimedia make use of it for some good ideas on how to organize things.
It does drag and drop.
Both can be self hosted, and Gitlab also has a hosted plan.
If you use Git, both have nice features such as automatically mark an issue as fixed when a Git commit includes a message such as "Fix #21".
Hope this helps!
Francisco Areas Guimaraes
Francisco Areas Guimaraes
Number of Users Price Per Month
Up to 10 users
(users 1-10) $10 Flat
For more than 10 users
(11-100 users) $5.00/User
It also is very developer-focused, created by JetBrains.
> I don't use Github or Gitlab, so I'd have to create dummy accounts just to use the tracker. It's worth looking into, I'll do that.
Having a private Github repo costs a small monthly fee; it may be worth looking at Gitlab since it can offer free private repos.
> We also looked at Bugzilla, but it suffers from just being a big complicated mess (sorry if I've offended anyone).
No one was/got/will ever be offended.
Jira does have a drag and drop like interface, but you need to create a Sprint with a set of tickets to see it.
Federico Di Dio
Github's issue system is about as good as Gitlab's IMO, but you have to pay for private projects. Bitbucket's system is free when sharing with a limited number of users, but now lags quite far behind Gitlab/Github, I would say.
Trac is very nice and simple for personal projects, but no kanban board and the initial setup can be a slight pain (IIRC you must create the database & users, and set up the Apache-style admin yourself). It does support milestones, custom reports (different ways to view and filter issues; it also comes with several useful default reports), though, and is open source & based on Django: so *in theory* could be extended with relative ease.
Atlassian's JIRA is pretty good (I've used it when working with a large company), but I get the impression you have to pay for a lot of the really useful stuff. The UI is also quite complex, presumably because they want to support an extensive (paid) plugin system.
@Ron if you get a moment please let us know which one you ended up choosing and what your experience of it is! 😀
It is redmine with a modern user interface.
trac is lightweight, easily customisable and free. My personal criteria with bug and issue tracking is "simple" otherwise people don't use it and trac often fits the bill.