General Confusion

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29 Oct, 2008 07:51 AM

I am looking for a bug tracking system for some small one-person projects I work on when I get time. They have just gotten to the point where post-it notes won't do anymore.

I assumed that there was somewhere an open source bug tracking system I could use. And I simply assumed that the database system would be on my own machine.

I haven't found the spot where lighthouse explicitly states where the bug database is stored, on your machine or mine.

Also, I signed up at but find, I think, that I should signup somewhere else if I really want to use the system. Is this right? It doesn't say so explicitly.

There must be some reason for two signups but it is not obvious.

Can you recommend an open source bug tracking system I can use for my tiny-team projects?

  1. 1 Posted by Will Duncan on 29 Oct, 2008 08:06 AM

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    Lighthouse is a hosted service. We handle the application and our awesome friends over at Engine Yard handle the hosting and database, you just have to use it. You can create a local system which uses the Lighthouse API, but that's a bit overkill. is a new system we are working on for application support, at the moment it is a pain to have to signup/login outside of lighthouse, but think this is only temporary while we continue to build the new system.

    To signup for Lighthouse, you would start by choosing a plan: which will probably be the free personal plan if you are just giving Lighthouse a whirl for the first time.

    Lighthouse houses some pretty awesome projects, such as Ruby on Rails, MooTools, and SproutCore to name a few...

    We also recommend Lighthouse first. We built it because other ticket tracking applications did not fit our needs, turns out a lot of people felt the same way and Lighthouse kind of grew to become what it is today.

  2. 2 Posted by fredistic on 29 Oct, 2008 11:54 AM

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    A whirl for the first time -- is what I will do. Thanks.

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