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I have been playing around with Axosoft's Ontime Bug Management System. This is the second time that I have tried them on for size, the last time being back in 2003 (I think).

Context: Building the worlds best bug tracking system has got to be one of the trickier things in this world, because I have found that I don't care for most any of the software packages. So with that said...

I do like that the Ontime solution comes with a variety of UI choices including Web, Windows, and VS integration. I haven't tried any but the Windows client which seems quite responsive. But there is just something about this UI and for that matter all bug tracking UIs. There is just too much information being presented at once. And though Axosoft does a good job at not making any of it required, its still overwhelming. At the same time I can see how all of this information is important to different parties.

My sole suggestion would be to study the new Ribbon UI of the MSFT Office products and see if a task based solution would work better than a data oriented solution.


Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 3:05 AM | Back to top

Comments on this post: Axosoft Ontime 2007

# re: Axosoft Ontime 2007
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Hi there,

I've got more like a question than a comment. I want to know wich Port I should open in Windows Firewall for connecting to a remote SQL server for OnTime 2007.

Werner Lehmann
Left by Werner Lehmann on Jun 26, 2007 5:18 AM

# I would like to suggest our bug tracking soft
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May I suggest yet another bug tracking tool for you to review? I do not want to publish the URL here whout your permission, since it would be a spam.
Left by Alex on Jul 28, 2007 1:46 PM

# re: Axosoft Ontime 2007
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Maybe BugTracker.NET would be be a good fit for you? (I'm the author). It's free and open source. I designed it to be simple and easy to customize. So, for example, although there isn't that much complexity to begin with, you can hide fields using css. You create your own views - if you can twaeak SQL - making them as simple as you want. More specifics at
Left by Corey Trager on Oct 14, 2007 10:49 AM

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