Java News from Saturday, February 4, 2006

Mantis 1.0, a free-as-in-speech (GPL) bug tracking system based on PHP and MySQL, has been released.

Atlassian has released version 3.5 of JIRA, a $1200-$4800 payware J2EE-based bug tracking and project management server application. Version 3.5 adds bulk workflow transitions, a FogBugz importer, a charting plugin, Microsoft Word Export, and a Component Lead notification type I've been using Jira lately with Jaxen and Apache. It's a definite improvement over Bugzilla. I'm not sure it really does anything that Bugzilla doesn't do (at least not anything I use) but the user interface is about a hundred times cleaner.