Why not bugzilla

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Why did Fogcreek write their own bug tracking software rather than using bugzilla?


-- Anonymous, November 22, 2000


FogBUGZ is older than Bugzilla (AFAIK); it's been around in various forms for 5 years. And it's a lot easier to use, imho.

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2000

Bugzilla is a good bug-tracking tool, except it's somewhat insecure. When Apache.org was hacked a few months back, the hackers got in through a security hole in Bugzilla, which was installed on the server.

One open source bug-tracking tool to keep an eye on is Scarab, which is part of the Tigris suite of tools being developed by developers around the world with project management and support from CollabNet.

-- Anonymous, November 22, 2000

I'll check Scarab out, thanks Cameron. I will also have a look at FOGBUGZ for a fair comparison to bugzilla.


-- Anonymous, November 23, 2000

But Bugz is open source. So you can hack in a few additions as you need them (and keep it modular so you can still use the next release).

-- Anonymous, March 11, 2001

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