[market analysis] GForge 4.0 released, includes custom fields

Stuart Donaldson stu at asyn.com
Wed Oct 27 23:56:01 UTC 2004

Gervase Markham wrote:

> Vlad Dascalu wrote:
>> http://gforge.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=150
>> GForge 4.0 is finally released at:
>> http://gforge.org/frs/download.php/82/gforge-4.0.tar.bz2
> That's some pretty stiff competition.
> It's my view that in order to compete better, the two key areas for 
> focus are our current look (which Kiko is looking at) and our 
> installation process - too many people get caught up in dependency and 
> module version problems, and Bundle::Bugzilla seems to fail more often 
> than it succeeds.

Well having been interested in gforge for some time, and having tried to 
install it once before, and then trying again yesterday and running into 
a bunch of problems, I would say Bugzilla is a hands-down winner on the 
installation front.  Of course one of the reasons I tried to install it 
was all the features gforge provides, including custom fields. 

That being said, if they do the work to get the installation process 
down, it might just be stiffer competition.

The other point I would say about Gerv's comments, is that the 
installation issue is something you have a pain with once, when you do 
the install.  The custom fields issue is a pain every day.


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