When comparing b vs MaxiBug, the Slant community recommends MaxiBug for most people. In the question“What are the best free bug-tracking tools for programming? ” MaxiBug is ranked 9th while b is ranked 31st.
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Pro No setup needed
You start by simply adding your first bug with hg b add <bug title>.
Pro Fully distributed
It lives with your code. It is suitable for a completely distributed multi-user workflow without central points of failure. Users need not be online to add or change bugs.
Pro 'Get things done, not organized'
b follows the principle, "the only way to make your bug list prettier is to fix some damn bugs."
Pro Drag & Drop
Images can be dragged and dropped on the Issue form.
Pro Git support
From version 1.1.0 in the Issue form the "Git history" tab can be selected, and by pressing the sync button the Git history for an issue can be retrieved.
Pro Single exe
All that is needed is a single exe (file size less than 3 MB) and a PostgreSQL server, the database will be created automatically.
Con PostgreSQL knowledge needed
There should be at least one person in the team that can administer a PostgreSQL server with user roles and rights.
Con Virus warning
Might give a false virus warning on some Windows versions when using the Edge browser, try with Chrome instead.
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