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What bug tracking system works with git and has these requirements?


  • Shows git commit log
  • Hides git source code

For the system you're suggesting, what are its strengths and weaknesses?

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What do you mean by "hide git source code"? –  Klaim May 22 '11 at 10:05
Looks related to stackoverflow.com/questions/229303/… on SO. –  vpit3833 May 22 '11 at 10:08
@Klaim, source code of projects should not be available –  netbrain May 22 '11 at 11:21
Perhaps could you just try github ? They have an integrated bug tracker... –  Matthieu M. May 22 '11 at 12:09

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Redmine is a great project management tool (including bug tracking). However, a small amount of tinkering in required for Git and Redmine to play alongside nicely. This blog post is a guide that details the procedure.

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Redmine seems to fit very nicely with my requirements. Thanks! –  netbrain May 23 '11 at 17:03

Well you have two problems :

  1. Issue tracking system
  2. Repository management system

Using git.

Redmine, TRAC and Jira are the most well known tracking systems around that does have by default or plugins git repository management. You can setup your tracking tool to be available only to your team, or allow some parts to be visible and some not (including sources). For example I have worked with a TRAC allowing clients to add and see tickets but not allowing them to see source code nor internal dev-team-oriented wiki.

However, they only bind tickets to repository informations. They dont do the repository managing.

At the moment, I'm using another solution in addition to a Redmine and a TRAC (I manage severa projects on my server). It's Rhodecode (that currently only manage mercurial but will manage git soon). The idea is to get your own git-hub-like system, minus the ticket system, that allow you to manage a set of repositories, with user-rights and web access, on a web app. I'm not sure if you need this but I did when I started to manage more than two repositories, when for example I started to need private clones of one of my repos but wanted to manage acces access in a simple way. Maybe that would be a solution for you (you might want to try the started work on git for Rhodecode).

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A bug tracking system that works with Git? Do you mean something like TicGit-ng?

I admit, I don't think I understand your requirements.

TicGit-ng stores the tickets in the git repository itself, and has a command line and web UI.

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Assembla offers a free git repository that is private and an integrated bug tracking system - you can change ticket statuses or track time directly through your commit messages. They also offer custom server-side hooks - which allow you to write your own logic and then use it - anything from rejecting commits that do not match certain rules of yours, to starting a CI build after a commit is received.

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