Mini Bug Tracking / To-Do Software

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by DaveP, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. DaveP macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2005
    Hopefully this is the right forum.

    I'm looking for some sort of bug tracking / to-do software to to track things within my XCode software projects. Basically, I want to keep track of things to do, areas that need to be fixed, etc. It's just a solo operation and don't want a big web-based bug tracking tool. I've used a combination of lists and #TODO statements, but it's a little cumbersome. In my mind I'm envisioning some sort of database program to track file, function, notes, priority, etc.

    Perhaps I'll just make a database and keep track of my tasks that way.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

  2. philips macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2004
    Baden-Württemberg, Germany
    Am developer too and in the same boat.

    In past I used's issue tracking (along with hosting), but is dog slow and overkill for pet project.

    Any suggestions?

    P.S. Or should I write my own one?.. Have some spare time now ;)
  3. jpyc7 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    Denver, CO
    You could do a search for either "command-line" or "non-web" bug tracker. There are some results, none of which I have used.

    I think the OP was averse to running a web server and a database server on your machine, but I think picking any tool will require a certain amount of effort in customization. The trick is to pick one for which setup is simplest (while still meeting your needs).

    Quite frankly, developing your own may not be a productive use of your time, but it is very enticing to control all aspects oneself.
  4. DaveP thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2005
    Thanks for the advice. I'll probably try out one or two, but they seem pretty simplistic and probably only about a notch better than my current system.

    Making my own would not be the best use of my time, but maybe give me an excuse to learn Core Data...
  5. DaveP thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2005
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    What about just installing Bugzilla on your local dev box?
  7. GorillaPaws macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2003
    Richmond, VA
    Have you seen Lighthouse Keeper? It's external to xcode, but seems to be targeted at developers for the most part. They also make Code Collector Pro, which seems like a handy piece of software. You could also try Things which is a pretty slick task management app (just won a design award from Apple).
  8. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    I would do this. Install bugzilla on either your machine or some other shared server. It works pretty well, although it has its annoyances :)
  9. DaveP thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2005
    Maybe when I get some down time in the next couple weeks I'll try to get bugzilla set up locally.

    Thanks for the replies.

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