Cool! I think this is a smart idea to refocus back on being the best open source issue tracker. This is somewhere TBG can make a difference, because there are not many open source trackers with good UI/UX. I really do think TBG lost a lot of steam when sites like AlternativeTo switched the project from 'Open Source' category to 'Freemium' category. A rebrand might help remove a lot of those freemium expectations that kept people away before.
For us, since we expose our bug tracker to our users and let them vote and report on issues, having good UX for non-technical users is important for us, plus good permissions system, and under an open source license so we don't have to worry about per-seat obligations. IMO no other tracker really meets these requirements except TBG so I really want to see it succeed. There are many software projects in games industry who need a tracker like this, and I'm sure other industries too.
Does the name 'pachno' have any special significance?
Thanks for the kind words and reflections around this topic. Feedback like this underlines the core reasons for this entire reworking.
The term "pachno" was chosen from our trusty logo. The green beetle is in the "Pachnoda" family of beetles, and the name "Pachno" was both available and has a nice ring to it. If we had a good designer available to do a modern version of the old logo we'll be all ready to go 😀
Ah, that's cool! 🙂
Here are a couple of screenshots of the ongoing development. Please note that most of this is not final, but it should give you an indication of the updated look and feel, as well as the kind of handholding and onboarding experience that will be present.
Updated "find issues" page
If you've used The Bug Genie before, you'll probably immediately notice the difference in these screenshots. They're all still very much a work-in-progress, so please post any feedback.
Would it be possible to migrate already existing projects and issues from TBG over to Pachno?
Hey @bmudda, the current plan is to make migration instructions for anyone who wants to migrate, and our current TBG setup runs on Pachno using these instructions 👍️
This is great news @zegenie I look forward to migrate and trying out Pachno!!
When can we expect a production release . I am eager to start using the latest version , also had issues with seamless integration with our web application - interms of passing the session.
Hey ajayshantilal - thanks for asking. We're still busy refactoring and rewriting a lot of the core functionality for how the next version works. One of the key features that needs to be implemented across the entire codebase is a unified and simplified way of handling data types such as issue types, options, project components and more. We're also adding a lot of helpful hints along the way and just in general trying to improve the system so it's less complicated to use.
We've come a long way, and we're getting closer and closer to a test release. In the meantime if you want to check out the current progress, feel free to checkout the master branch on github and have a try on a test machine.
Hey again everyone. Here's a quick update with a bunch of screenshots!
I know you're all very eager to know when the new version is being released. Unfortunately I don't have a firm release date yet, but I can tell you it's moving along quite well. All parts of the system is being fine-tuned and polished, and I think the end result will be very good.
Much of the last few months have gone into polishing a standard way of interacting with data types, configuration screens and removing the complexity that had been piling up in the last few years. As a result, the refactored and rewritten system now feels a lot more pleasant to work with.
Here are a bunch of screenshots showing the updated looks of some screens you're probably familiar with if you've used TBG before. As you can see, a lot of effort has gone into making it pleasing and easier to work with.
Enjoy, and please post any feedback or comments!
Improved configuration screens
Updated project dashboard
Project configuration screens
zegenie This is very exciting!!! I am really looking forward to working with Pachno. I wanted to setup a test instance of it on my local machine. Is there some rough migration instruction to use so I can import all the data from TBG to see how it looks in the Pachno?
bmudda You can checkout the master branch and run bin/pachno migrate from the command line to run through the migrations.