Wednesday, June 17, 2009

MyZilla - Bugzilla desktop client...

We all know what bugzilla is, But still i am mentioning for them who heard it first time.

In software development, we keep track of problems in some kind of database system. We call them 'Bugs', not those creatures :). There are some cool software systems provided for bug tracking. Bugzilla is one nice bug tracking web based tool, which can keep track of all our bugs and having many cool features.

Rather then writing myself lets see what they say about it,
Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack.
MyZilla is a free desktop client for Bugzilla bug tracking system. By providing the means of working with a desktop application, it increases the productivity of all project members.

Here’s a short list of what’s new in MyZilla 1.2:

* Http basic authentication implemented.
* Access bugzilla server configured on different port that the standar one.
* For unknown file types, open with window is shown (for attachment and export files).
* Attachment icon column added to the query results grid.
* Attachment list accesible from the bug preview pane.
* Menu option for checking new MyZilla version.
* Enhanced search for bugs(search criteria using any of the bugzilla fields).
* MailTo functinality for the asignee and reporter fields.
Some of the bug fixes in 1.2
* CC and assignedTo list were not accesible in certain bugzilla configurations.
* Character encoding was not properly handled. National specific characters were not properly send to the bugzilla server.
* Some fields were not retrived and displayed in search grid.
* Exporting failed when due to width of the page.
* Date format fields not always correct handled.
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1 Comment:

Alex said...

Also, check out Deskzilla - a multi-platform desktop client for Bugzilla with Outlook-like interface and ability to work offline: