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Elvin (also known as 'ElvinBTS') is a open-source bug tracking system released under the GPL license, Elvin is written in PHP and uses MySQL as its database back-end; We are planning mutliple database support in our next version. Features include file attachments, relationships, email notification, SCM integration, reporting tools, advanced searching, and an easy to manage admin control panel.

ElvinBTS is free software and is released under the GPL license as stated above, essentially means that you can get Elvin and use it free of charge. The source code is available, and you are welcome to modify it to suit your needs. Submitting your changes back to us is entirely optional, but we'd love you to help us build on Elvin and make it better!

We model Elvin on Bugzilla, we truely believe that Bugzilla is a great open-source bug tracking system and from our experience other think so too but find that Bugzilla is extremely complex to install (mainly due to it being written in Perl and the large amount of dependencies etc) and maintain that is why it is our goal to develop Evlin to try and incorporate as much functionality that Bugzilla provides but provide it as a simple to install and manage PHP package.


Elvin currently features the following but the team are constantly working on implementing new features.

  • Platform independent (web-based)
  • Advanced search capibilities (althoug easy to use)
  • Email notifications (controlled by user preference)
  • Bug lists in multiple formats (RSS, CSV, HTML)
  • Reports and charts
  • Feature requests
  • Saved searches
  • Bug relationships
  • File attachments
  • CSS themes
  • Bug activity viewer
  • Dependency graphs
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to install (web-based installer)

If you like you could give it a whirl using our demo server!

Who is Elvin?

Well, funily enough 'Elvin' is the project mascot, he is a fictional 11ft tall orange mammoth!

Appart from that the team behind ElvinBTS can been found here.

Except where otherwise noted, content on this wiki is licensed under the following license:CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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