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*[http://code.google.com/p/bugzilla-field-groups/ FieldGroups] adds optgroup ability to bug fields.
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*[http://code.google.com/p/bugzilla-field-help/ FieldHelp] allows admins to specify tooltip for custom fields
*[http://github.com/pyrzak/Bugzilla-Extension--Inline-Images InlineImages] Allows users to see images in line but does not load them on the page by default. Lets users have a quick way to see images if they want without making the page load any slower for those who are less graphically inclined.
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Revision as of 08:21, 16 February 2012

This page contains a listing of Addons, Utilities, and other applications that can integrate with Bugzilla. If you know of something that's not listed here, feel free to add it (this is a wiki after all). If it doesn't fit in one of the existing categories, feel free to add a new category.

Remember, nothing listed here is officially recommended by the Bugzilla Team (nor are they necessarily not recommended), so use these at your own risk. This is just a collection of things we know about or that people have told us about or posted here.

End-User Utilities

Desktop Clients

  • BugCam (website) - BugCam is a video recording tool for software developers and testers that integrates directly with Bugzilla. Bugcam makes it easier to document and reproduce complicated bugs. Bug videos created with Bugcam can can also incorporate your voice, so you can explain what you're doing as your screen is being recorded. Bugcam is completely free for casual use (up to five bug videos per month).
  • Bug Shooting (website) - Bug Shooting is a screen capture utility for software developers who uses Bugzilla. Bug Shooting provides an easy way to create screen captures and attach them to Bugzilla bugs, e.g. in order to report a bug or to explain an improvement suggestion visually.
  • Entomologist (website) - Entomologist is an open source desktop tool for working with Bugzilla bugs across multiple trackers.
  • ALM Works Deskzilla (website) - Deskzilla provides the user with an Outlook-style rich interface to your Bugzilla. It is a desktop client that allows you to search and make modifications to bugs even when working offline (offline changes are synchronized later with possible field-by-field conflict resolution). There are features that facilitate planning and managing projects, like nested queries, by-field distributions, arranging bugs in a hierarchy, query counters that immediately show the number of bugs satisfying a query. For Agile development, Deskzilla can be used to maintain backlog order by using a custom field to hold order value. Deskzilla also comes with a bundled screenshot capture & edit tool and integrates with IntelliJ IDEA and Visual Studio IDEs.
  • Tasktop (website) - Tasktop is a desktop client that includes rich editing and querying for Bugzilla tasks based on Eclipse Mylyn. Tasktop supports offline reading and editing as well as task change notifications so there's no need to receive emails from Bugzilla. Tasktop also includes advanced time tracking and reporting facilities, great for determining what tasks and projects you have been spending time on, helping to hone estimates, and complete time sheets. Tasktop also includes facilities for scheduling your tasks whether they are from Bugzilla, another supported repository, or your personal tasks. Integration with your web browser, Google or Outlook calendar and Google or Outlook email allow you to organize your entire work day.
  • Splatter (website) - Splatter is an open source bugzilla client for the Gnome desktop. You can create multiple complex queries across multiple bugzilla installations, and view/comment on any bug. It features an unread-comment notification system, sits in the system tray and shows libnotify popups when changes are incoming. Currently in early stage of development.
  • MyZilla (website) - MyZilla is a free desktop client for Bugzilla that runs on Windows. It increases the productivity of Bugzilla users through the speed of a desktop tool. Multiple accounts, convenient shortcuts, bulk operations, query management are just some of the features MyZilla offers.
  • Bugxula (website) - Bugxula is an extension for Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape that provides a GUI interface to several features in Bugzilla. Note: no longer maintained and only works with Firefox 1.0 to 1.5.
  • BugMon (website) - BugMon is a desktop Yahoo!/Konfabulator Widget designed to give you a continually updated view of a Bugzilla Project. In addition, it can serve as a simple Bugzilla front-end, by allowing you to create new bugs and jump to individual bugs for editing purposes. Supports sorting, scrolling, color-coding, custom query strings, and more!
  • Bugzmonitor (website) - Bugzmonitor is a simple widget for the Yahoo widgets engine (formerly Konfabulator)
  • LiveProject (website) - LiveProject is an application made by KaDonk. It runs on windows XP, and monitors bugzilla databases "live." Users can monitor any number of databases using regular bugzilla search filters. Bugs are color coded, and provides a quick launch pad for launching bugzilla in your browser "at the right bug". LiveProject requires Bugzilla version 2.18.1 or later. LiveProject also is a free Microsoft Project Viewer. LiveProject is free for everyone.

Browser integration

  • view bug attachment source (website) - Greasemonkey script for Firefox adds a "source" link next to the mime type of attachments, except for text/plain attachments such as patches, allowing you to view the source of an attachment that would otherwise crash Firefox when viewed normally (such as testcases).
  • Igzilla (website) - Google homepage gadget to list bugs from your favorite Bugzilla instances to your personalized homepage.
  • BuggyBar (FireFox extension) - Allows you to interact with bugzilla in an easy chrome sidebar.
  • Interclue (Firefox extension) - has customized link previews for bugzilla tickets (and also trac trickets). Great for looking through timelines and ticket lists as it will automatically pre-cache the next and previous link in the list (without pre-caching every link on the page).
  • Interdiff Link - Greasemonkey script that adds a "diff against previous patch" link to attachments that are patches.
  • Bugs Dashboard - (browser based) - Test any of dozens of versions of Bugzilla (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle from v3.0 to 3.6rc1). Portal dashboards with over 30 portlets for reporting and visualizing bugs. Extend it by creating your own plugins. Drag-and-drop priorities and severities. Many community, open source, portlets available. Graphical interface for managing widgets and dashboards.
  • TidyBug (Greasemonkey script) - Hides useless/empty fields and adds keyboard shortcuts.
  • bzhome - (browser based) - Allows you to view all recent comments on bugs you're watching in a single, integrated dashboard.

Mail Client Integration

  • Bug Id Helper Simple Thunderbird and Firefox add-on that linkify's bug ids and adds tooltip descriptions. [this was removed from AMO by the author]

Handheld Clients

  • Bugbox (website): Full-featured iPhone app for Bugzilla that automatically detects all saved searches and corresponding bugs in your Bugzilla account, and downloads them to your iPhone. Bugbox keeps this local copy in sync with the Bugzilla server, and works both online & off-line. Supports bug updates from the iPhone.
  • Mabugs (website): Maemo-based Bugzilla client for Nokia Internet tablets.
  • iBzilla (website): iBzilla is an iPhone app for Bugzilla that lets you access bugs from your phone... anywhere. You can configure multiple bugzilla instances, View My Bugs, Search for any bug(s) in any product, component, version using standard Bugzilla fields and create New Bugs. Check the website for more exciting details!
  • ZeeBugs: is a Bugzilla iPhone App. With ZeeBugs you can access multiple Bugzilla servers, search for words in bug summary or description, comment on existing bugs, modify some fields, and resolve Open bugs. ZeeBugs works with Bugzilla versions 2.2 and above.

IDE integration

  • Tasktop Pro and Starter (website) - Tasktop Pro is a suite of Eclipse plugins (also available as a desktop client) based on Eclipse Mylyn that provide rich editing and querying for Bugzilla tasks, offline reading and editing as well as task change notifications so there's no need to receive emails from Bugzilla. Tasktop Pro also provides a number of enhancements including email and calendar integration along with time tracking and reporting, great for determining what tasks and projects you have been spending time on, helping to hone estimates, and complete time sheets. Tasktop Starter (free) is a suite of Eclipse plugins that includes the Bugzilla integration while offering a subset of the Tasktop Pro features including Time Tracking dashboard and Gmail/IMAP integration allowing you to easily create tasks in your Mylyn Task List from your Gmail or IMAP client.
  • Mylyn Bugzilla Connector (website): a full-featured client for Bugzilla that supports offline editing and change notifications. The client can be integrated into the Eclipse IDE or as a standalone application.
  • Eclipse Bugzilla (website) - This plug-in integrates Bugzilla bug tracking into the Eclipse workbench. The approach for integration is a light-weight one, the web interface is used to handle common tasks and provide easier access using an Eclipse UI. The web interface is integrated in Eclipse via the SWT browser widget.
  • TrackLink (website): a plug-in for IntelliJ IDEA that loads Bugzilla bugs through Deskzilla desktop client. Besides showing results of selected Deskzilla filters, the plug-in is able to detect Java stack traces in an issue and apply IDEA's "Analyze Stacktrace" action to them.
  • bugzilla-intellij-task-provider (website): an open-source plugin for IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate. Allows you to view your list of bugs within the task management portion of IntelliJ. You can submit bugs here.

IRC client integration

  • Bugzilla Linker (website) - script plugin for the Colloquy IRC client (for Mac OS X) to link bug numbers mentioned in IRC channels and open Bugzilla bugs from the input line.

Project management software integration

  • JujunieIntegration (Freshmeat project page) One of the integration modules in this application updates a Imendio Planner file with the time tracking information held by Bugzilla. It also updates the bugs deadline according to the project plan, and generates a mail report with a set of warnings highlighting inconsistencies between the Planner file and Bugzilla.
  • TaskJuggler (website) TaskJuggler is an Open Source tools for serious project managers. See TaskJugglerIntegration for scripts that create input files from Bugzilla for a TaskJuggler project.
  • Projzilla (website) Projzilla allows you to create Microsoft Project files from Bugzilla. This enables users to quickly generate Project files and help Project Managers evaluate the state of their projects.

Integration with Source Code Management utilities

(This section covers user-oriented add-ons that work with local working directories and Bugzilla -- for add-ons that work with repositories and Bugzilla see the similarly named section in the Server-side Utilities section)

  • git-send-bugzilla (website) git-send-bugzilla is a utility to upload a changeset from your git client workspace as a patch to a Bugzilla bug.

Client libraries for the Bugzilla Webservices/REST API

(This section contains client libraries in various programming languages, simplify using the Bugzilla Webservices/REST API.)

  • BZ::Client is a Perl module, which provides a client side API, which is relatively close the the server side API.
  • Bugzproxy is a C# based assembly that provides an OO client side API. It can be used to build commandline tools, VS 2005 integration, etc. Works with Linux/Mono.

Server-side Utilities


Moving Components Between Products

Mozilla wrote some scripts to move components from one product to another, and sync flags, milestones and versions between products. They were last used on Bugzilla 3.2 and come with no warranty, but may be useful starting points if you need to do the same thing. You can find them here (check out the bmo-4.0 repo from bzr).

Integration with other web applications

  • BzAPI - A REST API proxy for Bugzilla, retro-fitting a RESTful API to your Bugzilla installation, with JSON output. This makes it much easier for you to build your own Bugzilla-data-consuming applications or web pages.
  • Mediawiki Extension This extension checks your Bugzilla installation and adds a strikethrough to interwiki links for closed bugs.
  • Bugzilla Reports MediaWiki Extension (website) - Generates great looking sliced and diced reports from your Bugzilla instance which you can embed in your MediaWiki pages or any PHP application. Makes reporting on your bugs much easier than through the standard Bugzilla search UI.
  • Zimbra (website) - Zimbra (an email/groupware product) has a Bugzilla Zimlet which will show bug information and hyperlink to Bugzilla when bug numbers are mentioned in their webmail app.
  • Apache HTTPD - mod_authn_bugzilla is an Authentication module for the Apache HTTPD, that allows to use the Bugzilla database as an authentication server. There's also a patch available, which allows to use and manage the Profiles.extern_id field as a "User ID" (as opposed to Bugzilla's login_name, aka email address). Together, these tools allow, for example, to have your SVN, WebDAV, or whatever users be managed by Bugzilla.
  • Rally Agile Lifecycle Management (website) - project and program management with requirements management and executive–level reporting, with connectors to several commonly used tools, including Bugzilla.
  • Liaison - Collaboration for developers and complete development teams. An approach to integrate bugtracker (Bugzilla), Wiki (MoinMoin), subversion and other tools. Inspired by trac.
  • Bonsai - Web-based tool for managing CVS, the Concurrent Versioning System. Using Bonsai, administrators can control open/closed status of trees, query a fast relational database back-end for change, branch, and comment information, and view changes made since the last time the tree was closed. Bonsai also integrates with Tinderbox, the Mozilla automated build management system.
  • Tinderbox - Continuous-build system which can integrate with Bugzilla.

Integration with Source Code Management programs

(This section covers server-oriented add-ons that work with repositories and Bugzilla -- for add-ons that work with local working directoriesw and Bugzilla see the similarly named section in the End-User Utilities section)

  • svn.it-projects.com (website) - it-projects.com integrates Bugzilla with Testopia and Subversion and offers reliable services for developers as a hosted solution.
  • p4dti (website) - The Perforce Defect Tracking Integration (P4DTI) connects your defect tracking system to Perforce, so that you don't have to switch between them and enter duplicate information about your work. It also links changes made in Perforce with defect tracker issues, making it easy to find out why a change was made, find the work that was done to resolve an issue, or generate reports relating issues to files or codelines.
  • SCMBug (website) - Scmbug is a system that integrates software configuration management (SCM) with bug-tracking. It aims to be a universal tool that will glue any source code version control system (such as CVS, Subversion, and Arch) with any bug-tracking system (such as Bugzilla and Mantis).
  • CVSZilla (website) - CVSZilla is a small piece of Perl-glue to integrate CVS, Bugzilla and CVSWeb or ViewCVS with each other.
  • CVS to Bugzilla integration - A detailed description of an email solution to integrate cvs and webcvs into Bugzilla without patching either Bugzilla, cvs or webcvs.
  • svn_bz (Svn repo) - Simple script (based on Sean Foy's earlier work) to append Subversion commit messages (author, revision, changed files, and description) to bugs that are referenced in the commit description text. Designed to be used where Bugzilla and Svn are on the same server.
    • svn_bz_email_in (perl script) is a modification of this to use the Bugzilla email in feature (2.23.3+ Bug 353994). It uses Bugzilla's inbound email interface to actually parse the commit message, so the message can contain anything that the email interface supports.
  • svn/viewsvn/bugzilla integration using email-in (Github repo) - Python script to update bugzilla based on svn commit log message (very easy to modify/extend with hints for different use-cases in the source). This script is based on the trac-post-commit-hook by Stephen Hansen
  • BugzillaPublisher (website) is a CruiseControl publisher. CruiseControl is a continuous integration tool. BugzillaPublisher performs following steps:
    1. Get all modifications in the modification set
    2. For each modification, extract the modification comment (aka CVS comment)
    3. Extract bug number and comment using a regexp (by default "Bug [\d+] - .*")
    4. Push a comment directly on the bugzilla database for the bug number. The new comment contains : "CruiseControl project name" + "build number" + "build date" + "commit comment" + "modified filenames list
  • GitZilla (website) - Python based easy to use Git-Bugzilla integration GitZilla-GitHub (Git repo).
    • Supports multiple bug references in commit messages.
    • Support for checking bug statuses before allowing commits.
    • Provides the update hook (for allowing/rejecting commits) and the post-receive hook (for adding comments to Bugzilla).
    • Supports per-user auth credentials when pushes are done via ssh.
    • Allows custom bug id capturing regexes.
    • Allows customization of bugzilla comments formed from commit messages.
    • Simple configuration requires using supplied hook scripts with a 4 line config. And this includes all of the above - driven by a config file.
    • Also makes it possible to write custom hooks which do more than just integrate with Bugzilla by providing (Python) functions which handle all the Bugzilla integration.

Test case management systems

  • Klaros-Testmanagement - Klaros-Testmanagement is an Ajax based web application for organizing and managing the test process in software development projects. A free and unlimited Community Edition is available, that integrates with Bugzilla.
  • Gurock TestRail - TestRail is a comprehensive web-based test case management software to efficiently manage, track and organize software testing efforts. TestRail can be integrated with Bugzilla by linking test results to bug entries.
  • Nuevosoft Test Manager - Nuevosoft Test Manager is a fully web based, comprehensive and easy to use test management tool. It integrates with bugzilla for showing intuitive dashboards. The tool provides full traceability between requirement/feature to testcase design to test case execution and to a bug report that is stored in bugzilla or other bug management system.
  • Salome TMF - a test management framework, with Buzilla Plugin. Salomé-TMF offers features for creating and executing tests. We use the concept of tests defined in the norm ISO9646. Tests can be manual or automatic, tests are organized in campaigns and are executed with different datasets in different environments. For making test execution fully automatic, we integrate a script language based on Java in our tool, as one of several plugins which extend Salomé-TMF functionalities. Looks like that V3 does not support anymore Bugzilla Plugin.
  • QMetry (website) - QMetry is a comprehensive Test Management Platform equipped with Bugzilla integration. QMetry's Metric-Rich Dashboard enables real time views into the quality of your software application.
  • Testopia (website) - a web-based test case management system that works as an add-on to Bugzilla.
  • SpiraTest (website) - an integrated Requirements Management and Test Case Management suite that has the ability to log bugs during a test run and synchronize them with an instance of Bugzilla. Tested against Bugzilla v3.0.
  • Testuff - software as a service (SaaS) test management that (amongst other things) records a video of the tested application and attaches it to the bug reports. Testuff integrates with Bugzilla.
  • TestLink (website) - a web-based open source test management and execution system that integrates with Bugzilla.

Bugzilla Extensions

These are server-side Bugzilla Extensions that can be installed in the "extensions/" directory of Bugzilla 3.6 and above.

This list should be kept in alphabetical order.

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    AutoComplete This is an extension for Bugzilla that replaces the user list, which is display if 'usemenuforusers' is enabled, with a jquery powered autocomplete text box. (Note: Not required in Bugzilla 4.0, which implements autocomplete.)
  • AssigneeList Allows Bugzilla to use a list of users defined by admins to be used as possible assignees for components/bugs
  • Bayoteers A rich set of extensions including a dashboard, media sniffer, scrum...
  • Env4AD This Bugzilla extension provides a new auth_login_method that extends the default Bugzilla::Auth::Login::Env. It is especially useful if you want single sign on using mod_kerb and Active Directory but your ADs userPrincipleName is not a valid email address. It also sets a proper full name.
  • FieldHelp allows admins to specify tooltip for custom fields
  • InlineImages Allows users to see images in line but does not load them on the page by default. Lets users have a quick way to see images if they want without making the page load any slower for those who are less graphically inclined.
  • Sitemap Allows Bugzilla to be indexed by Google and other search engines.
  • Splinter Adds the ability to perform patch review on Bugzilla attachments. When a user uploads a patch to a bug, a link will appear next to the attachment to allow the reviewer to comment on the patch that's then added to the bug report. Also a reviewer can set a review flag from within the Splinter extension. The 4.0 version of the Splinter extension has also been tested to work well on 3.6 as well. If any changes are made that make this no longer true, a separate 3.6 repository will be created.
  • TraceParser Parses stack traces that are pasted into comments, formats them nicely when comments are displayed, automatically detects duplicate traces when filing bugs, allows finding traces similar to the one you're viewing, and shows most-frequently-reported traces.
  • VCS Version Control Integration for Bugzilla! Allows associating bugs with commits in your version-control system (sometimes also called an "SCM" or "Software Configuration Management" system), and displaying information about those commits on the bug view page, with a link to see more details about the commits directly from your version control system.

IRC Bots

Bots that can inhabit IRC channels and announce bug changes and/or perform queries

  • supybot Bugzilla plugin -This plugin for supybot can query, report changes for, and describe attachments and bugs in multiple different Bugzilla installations. It even works across multiple IRC networks. It is highly configurable on a per-channel basis, and written by one of the primary authors of Bugzilla itself. It is currently being used by GNOME and the Bugzilla project itself.
  • BZBot (direct download) - announce bug changes and perform simple milestone-based status mini-reports.
  • BZBot-bgo (direct download) - GNOME's modified version of BZBot
  • MozBot (web site) - MozBot is a general-purpose IRC bot with lots of addon modules. It ships with a module for Bugzilla that lets you perform queries against your Bugzilla and also can announce bug changes. On irc.mozilla.org we no longer use bzbot, because this module can do most of what he used to do, but if all you want is bug change announcements, MozBot might be overkill. Note: The tarballs of MozBot on the FTP server as of this writing are VERY outdated, and do not contain a working Bugzilla module. You must check MozBot out of the Mozilla CVS repository to get a working Bugzilla module.

Data harvesting

Scripts and utilities for getting useful data out of Bugzilla

  • ChangelogGenerator (web site) - tool for generating changelogs from a bugzilla database based on the target milestone. It's completely written with C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
  • Bugzilla Changelog (web site) - generates changelogs for a product based on bugs resolved fixed against a specific target milestone.
  • BugzillaMetrics (web site) - enables the evaluation of a wide range of process metrics from the Bugzilla database.
  • JujunieIntegration (website) One of the integration modules in this application generates a report based on time tracking information in Bugzilla, allowing you to know the time spent by a set of users in a range of time, summarizing the hours worked by users and by days.
  • Bugs Dashboard - (browser based) - Test any of dozens of versions of Bugzilla (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle from v3.0 to 3.6rc1). Portal dashboards with over 30 portlets for reporting and visualizing bugs. Extend it by creating your own plugins. Drag-and-drop priorities and severities. Many community, open source, portlets available. Graphical interface for managing widgets and dashboards.
  • Dashboards (website) - Desktop based Bugzilla Dashboards. You can connect to your Bugzilla database and run the pre-canned Dashboard queries.
  • Bugzilla Printable Reports This is a open source PHP script that shows bugs in a printer friendly format. Comes with a simple form to filter a bug search.


  • bzquips (Svn repo) - Some computer-science related quips that I liked, and added to one site's Bugzilla installation. Warning: light profanity in klortho's quotes.


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Flat Green (direct download) - Skin for Bugzilla 3.0 and development. Clean 'Google' like look with flat input boxes and drop down lists & thin table borders. (unpack in skins/contrib/ & set ownership correctly (or run checksetup.pl to do so))
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Media:Browncurvy.zip - Skin for Bugzilla 3.0.5. Brown colors and nice curvy tables for firefox. (unpack in skins/contrib/ & set ownership correctly (or run checksetup.pl to do so))

Localization Packs

Localization packs in many languages are listed at http://www.bugzilla.org/download/#localizations

Virtual Machines with Bugzilla

  • Virtual Bugzilla 3.4 (website) - Free VMWare virtual appliance with pre-installed Bugzilla 3.4.4 and seven localization packs. You can run it on Windows or Linux with a VMWare Player (also free) to get a working Bugzilla in 5 minutes after download. Download size: 57 MB.