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Bugzilla is most popular and widely used "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack.

Bugzilla is used to

  • Track bugs and code changes
  • Communicate with teammates
  • Submit and review patches
  • Manage quality assurance (QA)

Its feature includes:
  • Advanced Search Capabilities
  • Email Notifications Controlled By User Preferences
  • Bug Lists in Multiple Formats (Atom, iCal, etc.)
  • Scheduled Reports (Daily, Weekly, Hourly, etc.)by Email
  • Reports and Charts
  • File/Modify Bugs By Email
  • Time Tracking
  • Request System
  • Private Attachments and Comments
  • Automatic Username Completion or Drop-Down User Lists
  • Patch Viewer
  • "Watch" Other Users
  • Move Bugs Between Installs
  • Save and Share Searches
  • Excellent Security
  • Powerful Extension Mechanism for Highly Customizable Installations
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Workflow
  • Full Unicode Support
  • Localization
  • mod_perl Support for Excellent Performance
  • Webservices (XML-RPC) Interface
  • Control Bug Visibility/Editing with Groups
  • Impersonate Users
  • Multiple Authentication Methods
  • Support for Multiple Database Engines
  • Sanity Check




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