Bugzilla vs Redmine

Last updated: March 01, 2014

Bugzilla is 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 alternative defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack. Consequently, Bugzilla has quickly become a favorite of thousands of organizations across the globe.
Redmine is a flexible alternative project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database. Redmine is open source and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 (GPL).
Bugzilla vs Redmine in our news:

2014. Redmine 2.5 impoves custom fields

Redmine is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework. The new version - Redmine 2.5.0 is available for download. It brings many improvements to custom fields formats: text formatting support, HTTP link support, fine-grained selection for user and version custom fields based on roles and version status. The custom field format API was fully rewritten, so if you're running some plugins that deal with it (eg. that adds non standard field formats), you'll have to update them before upgrading. This version also introduces experimental support for Markdown formatting, a popular text formatting syntax.

2011. Bugzilla 4.0 improves duplicate detection, custom fields and search

The new version of the popular bug-tracker Bugzilla 4.0 is officially released. Since Bugzilla 3.0, almost every major user interface in Bugzilla has been redesigned, the WebServices have evolved enormously, there's a great new Extensions system, and there are hundreds of other new features. It's not just major WebService and UI enhancements that are new in Bugzilla 4.0—there are many other exciting new features, including automatic duplicate detection, enhanced custom field functionality, autocomplete for users, search improvements. Other new features include new attachment details UI, general Usability Improvements, new Default Status Workflow, "Last Search" Now Remembers Multiple Searches, Cross-Domain WebServices with JSONP, Mandatory Custom Fields, Voting Is Now An Extension, Users Get New CSS and Javascript Automatically, Many New Hooks, New Apache Configuration.