Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Feb 2006 16:48 UTC, submitted by sereda
Bugs & Viruses "Virtual Bugzilla server is a virtual machine with pre-installed Bugzilla. Instead of spending hours (sometimes days) installing Bugzilla, why not just download a ready-to-use server? Virtual Bugzilla server is a VMWare virtual machine. You will need a free VMWare Player to run the server."
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what will they think of next
by SEJeff on Mon 27th Feb 2006 17:48 UTC
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As much as I'm not a fan of proprietary software, VMWare is an example of a closed source company that plays exceptionally well with open source. They created their own very nice gtk widgets and released them back as open source:

They also make much of their software freeware in an effort to increase the usage of virtualization. I'm sure that competition from open source projects such as Xen/OpenVZ are some of the driving reasons behind them doing things like opening up their APIs, releasing VMWare Player, and making a version ofVMWare Server freeware, but even still. Companies that play well with open source deserve our support.

Throw down the dough if you have it and buy a copy of VMWare Workstation:

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The state of advanced bug tracking!
by math0ne on Mon 27th Feb 2006 19:31 UTC
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I just had to say WOW, i wish this had known about this a week ago.. i ended up going with TRAC because bugzilla seemed more complicated to set up.

Let me just say TRAC was a nightware!

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This seems ridiculous
by diginux on Mon 27th Feb 2006 19:48 UTC
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No offense, but this may be the worst idea I have ever heard. Who wants to try running bugzilla through vmware on a headless server?

Bugzilla is not that complicated.

What next, prepackage jboss into a vmware instance?

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RE: This seems ridiculous
by agentj on Mon 27th Feb 2006 20:32 UTC in reply to "This seems ridiculous"
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Why not ? It's easy to backup whole system and those morons, script kiddies cannot kill whole server that easy. Even when they trash virtual machine, you can simply copy the backups.

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RE: This seems ridiculous
by sereda on Mon 27th Feb 2006 22:57 UTC in reply to "This seems ridiculous"
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Sure, Bugzilla is not that complicated, and installs quickly - once you get all the prerequisites there. On a Debian Linux machine, with root access, being familiar with apt, CPAN, mysql administration and httpd configuration, you can probably install Bugzilla in half an hour. (And I'm not even talking about installing Bugzilla on Windows, which requires additional skills and knowledge, or at least - time).

There are a lot of people who get discouraged by sheer amount of unfamiliar tweaking required. I personally know guys who made through it without any prior knowledge, but they spent the whole weekend, and they are very smart people.

So that's why I think it's a good option to get Bugzilla running in a few minutes, thanks to VMWare who enables the virtualization.

But surely you can always get some fun installing it by hand! ;)

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right on
by natefrogg on Mon 27th Feb 2006 22:24 UTC
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this is great for small companies that can't afford to have a seperate machine just to run a bug database off of...

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Root Cause
by dekernel on Tue 28th Feb 2006 01:42 UTC
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Looking at the article and reading the above posts leads me to a single conclusion. The Bugzilla project must not have very good documenation on how to get your system up and running. I am saying this without any idea, just reading between the lines per say.

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