Bugzilla vs Redmine: What are the differences?
What is Bugzilla? Server software designed to help you manage software development. 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.
What is Redmine? A flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework. Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
Bugzilla can be classified as a tool in the "Issue Tracking" category, while Redmine is grouped under "Project Management".
Some of the features offered by Bugzilla are:
- Optimized database structure for increased performance and scalability
- Excellent security to protect confidentiality
- Advanced query tool that can remember your searches
On the other hand, Redmine provides the following key features:
- Multiple projects support
- Flexible role based access control
- Flexible issue tracking system
Redmine is an open source tool with 3.41K GitHub stars and 1.86K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Redmine's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Redmine has a broader approval, being mentioned in 72 company stacks & 34 developers stacks; compared to Bugzilla, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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Our team has been using Redmine as our project management tools as well as bug tracking system at the very beginning. It's very easy to use although it is a little complex for new guys to set it up. Best of all, it's free and you can host it on your own server.
Used by IT team team to track all tickets for all products. All product defects, features and development tasks are entered in Redmine, categorized, and assigned to developers. All code releases are tracked along with the corresponding tickets within this system.