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Known as a “Defect Tracking System” or “Bug-Tracking System”, Bugzilla is developed by Mozilla. Its aim is to allow individual or groups of developers know the outstanding bugs in their products. Detailed below are some of its main features.

Key Features

  • Search capabilities: searching for bugs can be done automatically via two modes: basic and advanced. The basic one is like Google’s one. It enables a simple and easy search designed for beginners. Bugzilla offers the advanced search system to let users create any search they want (time-based searches.).
  • Security: since the program is running under Perl’s “taint” mode to prevent SQL Injection, it is wholly secure. If someone is trying to abuse your password, the account will be automatically locked.
  • Reports and charts: Bugzilla is featured with a powerful reporting system. Since users can record the number of bugs (daily, weekly, hourly, etc.), the result can be viewed as a line graph, bar graph or pie graph table.
  • Save and share: the result can be exported as CSV so as to work with it in a spreadsheet. After saving this same result, users have full rights to share it to any group belonging to Bugzilla.

System requirements

  • Operating Systems: Linux, Unix
  • RAM: 4GB or more recommended
  • Processor: 3GHz
  • Hard disc space required: 50GB
  • Perl 5.8.1 or higher
  • MySQL 4.1.2+ for Bugzilla 3.x
  • Oracle v10.02.0+


  • Bugzilla is a full-featured application.
  • It is possible to submit and review patches.


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Alternative spelling: bugzilla-4.4.tar.gz, bugzilla.tar.gz