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Buglog Tools is a system to log, browse, and edit files in
bug report databases.
Written in the Interactive Data Language
it provides a good cross-platform solution for organizations
and businesses that develop applications in IDL and need a
bug tracking system to support their testing and quality
assurance (QA) processes.
Buglog Tools browser & editor
Buglog Tools browser buttons
Bug List selection tool
Bug List report
Buglog Tools Databases
The bug databases consist of ASCII text files, one per bug report,
containing keyword-value pairs. Because the reports are plain
text they can be manipulated with many other applications and
Buglog Tools Browser and Editor
On startup Buglog Tools loads the latest bug report in
the default bug database, but any report from any database
may be opened from the menu bar.
You can jump to the first, previous, next or last report in the
current database using the Go menu bar items or the tool bar
Bug report files are loaded into a
Bug Report Form
composed of editable text fields and selectable droplists:
Bug report files are named with the ID appended with
By default, new bug reports are given the ID YYMMDDhhmm
where YYMMDD is the current date and hhmm is the
Droplist consisting of Open, Dispatched, Evaluated, Fixed,
Integrated, Verified, and Closed.
Droplist consisting of
5. Trivial, and
6. RFE (Request For Enhancement).
Who reported the bug.
The main program(s) being used when the bug was discovered.
The function or control (widget) involved that was called from the
A one-line summary of the problem.
Information sufficient to to recreate the bug behavior, symptoms
observed, workarounds, fixes, etc.
The date, the user's login name, and
a summary of the changes to the current bug report are
automatically appended whenever it is edited and saved.
When you pull down from File to Open New
Report or click on the New tool bar button, a blank
Bug Report Form is created with the default Bug ID.
Whenever you change
an existing report
Buglog Tools detects
the change and highlights the Save and Cancel
tool bar buttons, as well as their corresponding menu bar
items. When you select another bug report (or you create a new one)
Buglog Tools prompts if your pending changes are not saved.
containing the file names and Synopsis lines of
reports that match any combination of Status and Severity levels.
Clicking on a line in the list loads that bug report in the
Bug Report Form.
RCS/CVS and SCCS version control keyword strings
are automatically added to each new bug report.
Print bug reports and bug lists.
A status bar indicates the current database,
the path name of the currently saved file, etc.
An X Resources configuration file for UNIX, Solaris
and Linux X Windows implementations.
Enhancements to Buglog Tools under development include:
Preferences for startup options, email lists, custom droplists for
categories and subcategories, user log name, print command, browser
command for the users guide, optional bug file backup on Save,
and optional prompt to overwrite.
Graphical bug stat charts.
Because Buglog Tools is written in IDL it will run on your
was developed by
to support our own software projects.
Because it is written in IDL it runs on any IDL platform.
This makes it the perfect bug tracking system for your IDL
software testing, quality assurance and in-house support needs,
especially if your IDL applications run on several platforms.
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If Buglog Tools sounds like your bug tracking solution for
IDL software development, testing and quality assurance then call
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