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The bugtracker started life as a quick hack to solve an immediate need, and, up until the formation of javafreedom.org, has grown rather haphazardly. Now, though, things are to be harnessed into a proper development framework, with proper goals in mind. As it stands, here is what is planned for the bugtracker.
v0.1.x: based on the original jsp code base, will not be maintained/developed further.
v0.2.x: A newer, servlet/template based implementation, currently in beta2. The following functionality is targeted for the full 0.2 release:
v0.3.x: database independence via the use of Castor JDO. Other features planned for this release include:
v1.x.x: This is the big kahuna. Currently still on the drawing-board (see the 'designs' directory of the cvs), this version will be built atop the J2EE platform using Enterprise JavaBeans and transactions for the backend, XML for data output (supporting many different front ends - servlets, swing, raw xml, mobile devices), asynchronous messaging between installations of related products, recursive bug dependencies, and many more features.
If you are interested in helping out in any of the above versions (and we encourage you to take active interest!), you should join the developers mailing list, post your details and experience, and speak to the current maintainer of this project, Manik Surtani, who co-ordinates the effort.