trac rocks

spurred on by dani, i gave trac a try for a project i am working on.

Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management. Our mission; to help developers write great software while staying out of the way. Trac should impose as little as possible on a team’s established development process and policies.
It provides an interface to Subversion, an integrated Wiki and convenient report facilities.
Trac allows wiki markup in issue descriptions and commit messages, creating links and seamless references between bugs, tasks, changesets, files and wiki pages. A timeline shows all project events in order, making getting an overview of the project and tracking progress very easy.

i’m in love. trac beats the crap out of bugzilla (no UI to speak of), RT (UI?), jira (likes to crash your servlet engine, not free), collabnet (slooow, not free), sourceforge (very poor integration, 1997-era UI), basecamp (useless for projects with both suits and coders) and a couple others i have tested (and forgotten about over the years). while some of the competition is stronger in certain areas, none are as well-rounded and tightly integrated between bug tracking, wiki and scm, or have such a pleasant UI. trac is the kind of application that makes me want to pick up python for real to play around with it (sorry, but plone never had the same effect for me). trac will go far.