Deft 0.2.0

Easy Distributed Feature Tracking

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Nat Pryce
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Deft is a simple distributed feature tracker (aka issue tracker, bug tracker, task tracker) designed to work with a distributed version control system such as Git.


- All features have a status (e.g. new, in-development, ready-for-testing, ready-for-deployment)
- Absolute prioritisation of features that have the same status
- Store feature database alongside the code in VCS, not in another tool
- Store the feature database in plain-text files that play well with VCS and diff/merge tools
- Don't re-implement functionality that is already in the VCS

Getting Started

Install from PyPI using easy_install or pip. For example:

% pip install deft

After that you can use the deft command to create, manipulate and query Deft feature trackers. Use deft --help and/or read the Quickstart Guide to get started.

Reporting Issues and Feature Requests

Issues are tracked with Deft itself. If you want to raise issues or feature requests:

- Fork the repo & check it out locally
- Follow the 'Developing Deft' steps
- use the ./dev-deft command to create a new issue
- commit the new issue
- send a pull request

Yes... there should be a tool to make this process simpler and easy for a project's users to do.

Developing Deft

To work on the Deft code itself:

- You need Python 2.7 and virtualenv installed
- Check out from GitHub
- Run make env to create a python environment for development
- Run make to run all the tests.
- The dev-deft script will run deft from the development environment. Run dev-deft --help for help.

Last updated on July 26th, 2011


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