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2008-09-21

Gitbug - In-repo bug tracker for git

We needed a bug tracker for our project at work, and didn't want to use trac or suchlike. Tried ticgit but couldn't get it to run. So instead we took a couple hours and wrote our own simple bug tracker - gitbug.

Gitbug keeps bugs in a directory tree under bugs/ and uses one file per bug. Bug state is set by symlinking the bug file to open/ or done/. If you haven't edited your post-commit hook, it adds a hook to close bugs with commit messages that contain FIX[bug_id].

We haven't had much use for a bug tracker though, a fixme script that greps all instances of FIXME from the source tree takes care of the simple bugs. So our only bugs in the tracker tend to be things that span several subsystems.
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Built art installations, web sites, graphics libraries, web browsers, mobile apps, desktop apps, media player themes, many nutty prototypes, much bad code, much bad art.

Have freelanced for Verizon, Google, Mozilla, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Valve Software, TDK Electronics.

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