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17 September 2012, 10:44

Apache Bloodhound aims to make Trac easier to use

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Apache Bloodhound, which has been incubating at the Apache Software Foundation since December, has announced the project's first release: version 0.1.0. Apache Bloodhound is an issue tracker with built-in wiki and code browsing, based on the well-known Trac project.

The goal of Bloodhound is to take advantage of Trac's underlying features while at the same time providing an easy to use and intuitive interface for them. According to its developers, the application scales from managing a single small project all the way to being able to handle dozens of involved commercial software products. Bloodhound also provides an easy installation method and comes pre-packaged with several Trac plugins out of the box.

To set up Bloodhound on a system, Python, setuptools and pip are required. The software comes with its own test web server, but for production use, Apache is recommended. For its database backend, Bloodhound supports SQLite, PostgreSQL and MySQL.

The source code for Apache Bloodhound 0.1.0 is licensed under the Apache 2.0 Licence and can be downloaded from the Foundation's servers. Installation instructions are provided on the Bloodhound web site, which is itself running on Bloodhound.


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