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18 # $Id: __init__.py,v 1.54 2008-09-01 01:58:32 richard Exp $
19
20 '''Roundup - issue tracking for knowledge workers.
21
22 This is a simple-to-use and -install issue-tracking system with
23 command-line, web and e-mail interfaces.
24
25 Roundup manages a number of issues (with properties such as
26 "description", "priority", and so on) and provides the ability to (a) submit
27 new issues, (b) find and edit existing issues, and (c) discuss issues with
28 other participants. The system will facilitate communication among the
29 participants by managing discussions and notifying interested parties when
30 issues are edited.
31
32 Roundup's structure is that of a cake::
33
34 _________________________________________________________________________
35 | E-mail Client | Web Browser | Detector Scripts | Shell |
36 |------------------+-----------------+----------------------+-------------|
37 | E-mail User | Web User | Detector | Command |
38 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
39 | Roundup Database Layer |
40 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
41 | Hyperdatabase Layer |
42 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
43 | Storage Layer |
44 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
45
46 1. The first layer represents the users (chocolate).
47 2. The second layer is the Roundup interface to the users (vanilla).
48 3. The third and fourth layers are the internal Roundup database storage
49 mechanisms (strawberry).
50 4. The final, lowest layer is the underlying database storage (rum).
51
52 These are implemented in the code in the following manner::
53
54 E-mail User: roundup-mailgw and roundup.mailgw
55 Web User: cgi-bin/roundup.cgi or roundup-server over
56 roundup.cgi.client and roundup.cgi.template
57 Detector: roundup.roundupdb and templates/<template>/detectors
58 Command: roundup-admin
59 Roundup DB: roundup.roundupdb
60 Hyper DB: roundup.hyperdb, roundup.date
61 Storage: roundup.backends.*
62
63 Additionally, there is a directory of unit tests in "test".
64
65 For more information, see the original overview and specification documents
66 written by Ka-Ping Yee in the "doc" directory. If nothing else, it has a
67 much prettier cake :)
68 '''
69 __docformat__ = 'restructuredtext'
70
71 __version__ = '1.5.0'
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