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Alternatives to Bugzilla

Jira, Redmine, FogBugz, GitLab, and Mantis are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Bugzilla.
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What is Bugzilla and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Bugzilla is a tool in the Issue Tracking category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Bugzilla

  • Jira

    Jira

    Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster. ...

  • Redmine

    Redmine

    Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database. ...

  • FogBugz

    FogBugz

    FogBugz tracks bugs, issues, and customer support tickets through every stage of the development process. We built it to be quick and easy to use, so that your developers will actually use it. Over 20,000 teams from the world's best software companies use FogBugz because it keeps their developers productive and happy. ...

  • GitLab

    GitLab

    GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers. ...

  • Mantis

    Mantis

    It is a free web-based bug tracking system. It provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power. Users are able to get started in minutes and start managing their projects while collaborating with their teammates and clients effectively. ...

  • Trac

    Trac

    It is an open-source, Web-based project management and bug tracking system. It has been adopted by a variety of organizations for use as a bug tracking system for both free and open-source software and proprietary projects and products. ...

  • GitHub

    GitHub

    GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. ...

  • YouTrack

    YouTrack

    A project management tool that can be adapted to your processes to help you deliver great products. Track tasks and bugs, plan sprints and releases, create workflows, and customize for your business processes. ...

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Jira

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    Confluence
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Johnny Bell

So I am a huge fan of JIRA like #massive I used it for many many years, and really loved it, used it personally and at work. I would suggest every new workplace that I worked at to switch to JIRA instead of what I was using.

When I started at #StackShare we were using a Trello #Kanban board and I was so shocked at how easy the workflow was to follow, create new tasks and get tasks QA'd and deployed. What was so great about this was it didn't come with all the complexity of JIRA. Like setting up a project, user rules etc. You are able to hit the ground running with Trello and get tasks started right away without being overwhelmed with the complexity of options in JIRA

With a few TrelloPowerUps we were easily able to add GitHub integration and storyPoints to our cards and thats all we needed to get a really nice agile workflow going.

I'm not saying that JIRA is not useful, I can see larger companies being able to use the JIRA features and have the time to go through all the complex setup to get a really good workflow going. But for smaller #Startups that want to hit the ground running Trello for me is the way to go.

In saying that what I would love Trello to implement is to allow me to create custom fields. Right now we just have a Description field. So I am adding User Stories & How To Test in the Markdown of the Description if I could have these as custom fields then my #Agile workflow would be complete.

#StackDecisionsLaunch

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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 187.5K views

Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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Redmine

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    Integration with code version control like git/svn
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    Customizable workflows
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    We were using a hosted version of Redmine to track defects and user stories originally. We migrated to Jira.

    Jira was an easy decision for a number of reasons:

    • It's much more "Scrum ready" straight out of the box
    • It's so much easier to keep a track of progress (I love the reporting)
    • It natively encourages you to adhere to Scrum/Agile/Kanban practices
    • Atlassian has a fantastic DevOps ecosystem when considering the likes of Confluence and Bamboo etc
    • So many integrations!
    • Its UI is so intuitive which makes it an absolute pleasure to use!

    I know there are alot of other tools in this space but not even considering anything else at the moment. Love Jira!

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    FogBugz

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        GitLab

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          Nice UI
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          Free private repository
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          Continuous Integration
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          Open source, great ui (like github)
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          Full CI flow
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          User, group, and project access management is simple
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          Both public and private Repositories
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          Issue system
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          Full DevOps suite with Git
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          Free private repos
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          Great for team collaboration
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          Unlimited free repos & collaborators
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          It's fully integrated
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          CI
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          Dockerized
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          It's powerful source code management tool
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          Build/pipeline definition alongside code
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          Security and Stable
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          Low maintenance cost due omnibus-deployment
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          Powerful software planning and maintaining tools
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          Published IP list for whitelisting (gl-infra#434)
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        CONS OF GITLAB
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          Introduce breaking bugs every release
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        related GitLab posts

        Tim Abbott
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        I have mixed feelings on GitHub as a product and our use of it for the Zulip open source project. On the one hand, I do feel that being on GitHub helps people discover Zulip, because we have enough stars (etc.) that we rank highly among projects on the platform. and there is a definite benefit for lowering barriers to contribution (which is important to us) that GitHub has such a dominant position in terms of what everyone has accounts with.

        But even ignoring how one might feel about their new corporate owner (MicroSoft), in a lot of ways GitHub is a bad product for open source projects. Years after the "Dear GitHub" letter, there are still basic gaps in its issue tracker:

        • You can't give someone permission to label/categorize issues without full write access to a project (including ability to merge things to master, post releases, etc.).
        • You can't let anyone with a GitHub account self-assign issues to themselves.
        • Many more similar issues.

        It's embarrassing, because I've talked to GitHub product managers at various open source events about these things for 3 years, and they always agree the thing is important, but then nothing ever improves in the Issues product. Maybe the new management at MicroSoft will fix their product management situation, but if not, I imagine we'll eventually do the migration to GitLab.

        We have a custom bot project, http://github.com/zulip/zulipbot, to deal with some of these issues where possible, and every other large project we talk to does the same thing, more or less.

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        Joshua Dean Küpper
        CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 18 upvotes · 306.9K views

        We use GitLab CI because of the great native integration as a part of the GitLab framework and the linting-capabilities it offers. The visualization of complex pipelines and the embedding within the project overview made Gitlab CI even more convenient. We use it for all projects, all deployments and as a part of GitLab Pages.

        While we initially used the Shell-executor, we quickly switched to the Docker-executor and use it exclusively now.

        We formerly used Jenkins but preferred to handle everything within GitLab . Aside from the unification of our infrastructure another motivation was the "configuration-in-file"-approach, that Gitlab CI offered, while Jenkins support of this concept was very limited and users had to resort to using the webinterface. Since the file is included within the repository, it is also version controlled, which was a huge plus for us.

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        Mantis

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              GitHub

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                Great community
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                Pull request and features planning
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                Integrated in many tools
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                Free Public Repos
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                Github Gists
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                Github pages
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                Open source
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                Easy to find projects
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                Network effect
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                It's free
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                Organizations
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                Branching
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                Developer Profiles
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                It's fun
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                Community SDK involvement
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                Clean interface and good integrations
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                Learn from others source code
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                Wide acceptance
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                Large community
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                Newsfeed
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                Fast
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                Smooth integration
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                Nice API
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                Remarkable uptime
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                Easy to use and collaborate with others
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                Free HTML hosting
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                Loved by developers
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                Quick Onboarding
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                Simple but powerful
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                Unlimited Public Repos at no cost
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                Version Control
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                Easy deployment via SSH
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                Beautiful
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                Owned by micrcosoft
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                Free HTML hostings
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                All in one development service
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                Easy to use
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                Easy source control and everything is backed up
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                Leads the copycats
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                Never dethroned
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                Ci
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                Easy and efficient maintainance of the projects
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              Johnny Bell

              I was building a personal project that I needed to store items in a real time database. I am more comfortable with my Frontend skills than my backend so I didn't want to spend time building out anything in Ruby or Go.

              I stumbled on Firebase by #Google, and it was really all I needed. It had realtime data, an area for storing file uploads and best of all for the amount of data I needed it was free!

              I built out my application using tools I was familiar with, React for the framework, Redux.js to manage my state across components, and styled-components for the styling.

              Now as this was a project I was just working on in my free time for fun I didn't really want to pay for hosting. I did some research and I found Netlify. I had actually seen them at #ReactRally the year before and deployed a Gatsby site to Netlify already.

              Netlify was very easy to setup and link to my GitHub account you select a repo and pretty much with very little configuration you have a live site that will deploy every time you push to master.

              With the selection of these tools I was able to build out my application, connect it to a realtime database, and deploy to a live environment all with $0 spent.

              If you're looking to build out a small app I suggest giving these tools a go as you can get your idea out into the real world for absolutely no cost.

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              Simon Reymann
              Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 28 upvotes · 3.5M views

              Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

              • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
              • Respectively Git as revision control system
              • SourceTree as Git GUI
              • Visual Studio Code as IDE
              • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
              • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
              • SonarQube as quality gate
              • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
              • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
              • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
              • Heroku for deploying in test environments
              • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
              • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
              • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
              • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
              • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

              The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

              • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
              • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
              • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
              • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
              • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
              • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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              Jakub Olan
              Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 187.5K views

              Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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              Jakub Olan
              Node.js Software Engineer · | 4 upvotes · 165.3K views

              YouTrack feels much more lightweight than Jira and additionally have all of features that Jira have, of course lacks at some analytics features, but it's more powerful at permission management and agile workflow. Additionally YouTrack have awesome integration with other JetBrains products such as incoming JetBrains Space and all other IDEs such as GoLand.

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