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Bicho is a command line based tool used to parse bug/issue tracking systems http://metricsgrimoire.github.com/Bicho/
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Important notice (2018-09-19) ----------------------------- This project lacked active development for a long while, and it is very unlikely that it gets develpment attention in the future. For those interested in retrieving and processing data from issue tracking repositories (bug tracking repositories), please consider checking GrimoireLab  and GrimoireLab-Perceval   https://chaoss.github.io/grimoirelab  https://github.com/chaoss/grimoirelab-perceval Description ----------- Bicho is a command line-based tool used to parse bug/issue tracking systems. It gets all the information associated with issues and stores them in a relational database. (It is part of the MetricsGrimoire suite, which produces data for vizGrimoire to analyze and visualize.) Currently Bicho supports: - Bugzilla - Sourceforge.net (abandoned) - JIRA - Launchpad - GitHub - Maniphest - Redmine - Gerrit - Allura (unstable) - Google Code (abandoned) - Trac License --------- Bicho is licensed under GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2 or later. Download ---------- Home page: * http://metricsgrimoire.github.com/Bicho/ Releases: * https://github.com/MetricsGrimoire/Bicho/downloads Latest version: * git://github.com/MetricsGrimoire/Bicho.git Requirements ------------ * Python >= 2.4 * Python Storm. You'll also need the following Python libraries: - mysqldb (default engine should be set to MYISAM) - python-launchpadlib (only for for Launchpad backend) * Beautiful Soup library: error-tolerant HTML parser for Python * python-feedparser * dateutil Installation ------------- You can install Bicho running the setup.py script: # python setup.py install For the impatients: $ bicho --help Running Bicho -------------- This is a quick list of example commands you would run in your terminal to get bug data from various kinds of bug trackers and capture it in a database on your local machine. The general format is: $ bicho --db-user-out=[YOUR DATABASE USERNAME] --db-password-out=[YOUR DATABASE PASSWORD] --db-database-out=[NAME OF DATABASE] -d [DELAY BETWEEN REQUESTS IN NUMBER OF SECONDS] -b [ABBREVIATION FOR BACKEND] -u [BUGTRACKER URL IN QUOTES] For more guidance, please see doc/UserManual.txt . It is very important to use a delay. If you run Bicho against big sites without a delay between bug queries, your IP address could be banned! E1. Getting information from a project that uses Bugzilla, like Bicho ;) $ bicho --db-user-out=[DB USER] --db-password-out=[DB PASS] --db-database-out=[DB NAME] -d 15 -b bg -u "https://bugzilla.libresoft.es/buglist.cgi?product=bicho" E2. Getting information from a project hosted on sourceforge.net $ bicho --db-user-out=[DB USER] --db-password-out=[DB PASS] --db-database-out=[DB NAME] -d 15 -b sf -u "http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=516295&group_id=66938" E3. Getting information from a project using JIRA $ bicho --db-user-out=[DB USER] --db-password-out=[DB PASS] --db-database-out=[DB NAME] -d 15 -b jira -u "http://support.petalslink.com/browse/PETALSMASTER" E4. Getting information from a project using Launchpad $ bicho --db-user-out=[DB USER] --db-password-out=[DB PASS] --db-database-out=[DB NAME] -d 15 -b lp -u "https://bugs.launchpad.net/openstack" E5. Getting information from a project using Allura $ bicho --db-user-out=[DB USER] --db-password-out=[DB PASS] --db-database-out=[DB NAME] -d 15 -b allura -u "http://sourceforge.net/rest/p/allura/tickets" E6. Getting information from a project using GitHub $ bicho --db-user-out=[DB USER] --db-password-out=[DB PASS] --db-database-out=[DB NAME] -b github -u "https://api.github.com/repos/composer/composer/issues" --backend-token=[API TOKEN] E7. Getting information from a project using Redmine $ bicho --db-user-out=[DB USER] --db-password-out=[DB PASS] --db-database-out=[DB NAME] --backend-user=[REDMINE USER] --backend-password=[REDMINE PASSWORD] -d 1 -b redmine -u "https://www.bitergia.net/" E8. Getting information from Maniphest $ bicho --db-user-out=[DB USER] --db-password-out=[DB PASS] --db-database-out=[DB NAME] --backend-token=[API TOKEN] -b maniphest -u https://phabricator.wikimedia.org [--no-resume] E9. Getting information from Trac $ bicho --db-user-out=[DB USER] --db-password-out=[DB PASS] --db-database-out=[DB NAME] -b trac -u https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ E10. Getting information from Review Board $ bicho --db-user-out=[DB USER] --db-password-out=[DB PASS] --db-database-out=[DB NAME] -n 25 -b reviewboard -u https://reviews.apache.org/groups/geode/ Known issues ------------ Newer versions of MySQL server may raise the next error message: ``` Error Code: 1406. Data too long for column ``` To avoid this problem, please update your MySQL configuration removing `STRICT_TRANS_TABLES` value from `sql-mode` parameter. Roadmap --------- 0.93: * The updated list of bugs to be fixed can be found here https://github.com/MetricsGrimoire/Bicho/issues?milestone=1&page=1&state=open * Incremental support broken by issues updated during the download bug #28 * Incorrect order downloading issues from Bugzilla #20 * Incoherent number of issues after webkit analysis bug bugzilla support #26 * Error in database character sets while comparing dates #8 * Problem cloning repo in case insensitive systems #12 * Incremental feature doesn't support multiple projects in the same database #30 1.0: * https://github.com/MetricsGrimoire/Bicho/issues?milestone=2&page=1&state=open * issues_log for bugzilla and launchpad ** Launchad support for issues_log table enhancement launchpad support #24 ** More efficient and cleaner code for the table issues_log for bugzilla * New table with information about executions (date, issues downloaded, etc ..) * Tests, tests and tests * Improved debug mode with more useful details * Network fault tolerance (in order to survive to connection issues) * New backends: ** FusionForge Improving Bicho ---------------- Source code, wiki and ITS available on GitHub: * https://github.com/MetricsGrimoire/Bicho Please write to the developers mailing at * metrics-grimoire _at _ lists.libresoft.es If you want to receive updates about new versions, and keep in touch with the development team, consider subscribing to the list. It is a very low traffic list (< 1 msg a day): * https://lists.libresoft.es/listinfo/metrics-grimoire Credits -------- Bicho has been originally developed by the GSyC/LibreSoft group at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Mostoles, near Madrid (Spain). It is part of a wider research on libre software engineering, aiming to gain knowledge on how libre software is developed and maintained. FAQ ---- F1. Bicho crashed with 'UnicodeEncodeError' exception UnicodeEncodeError appears when it is not possible to write the data in the database with the encoding used by this one. To avoid that, set your database to use UTF-8. For instance: CREATE DATABASE [DB NAME] CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci; F2. What is the database schema? There is a nice PNG schema in the directory /doc/database . F3. How can I create a new backend? Tell us through the contact information above that you want to create a new backend. We'll try to give you as much information as possible. Whenever possible, we want to use available APIs. However, some old bugtrackers used to not have APIs, and even today, some APIs don't give us all of the information that we want. So a new backend needs to be able to fall back to HTML scraping and parsing via Beautiful Soup in cases where the bug tracker's API doesn't exist (maybe an old version of Bugzilla/JIRA/etc.) or doesn't provide stuff we want. While writing a new backend, please also write tests per tests/README.md . F4. How can I submit a bug report? Use the GitHub issue tracker: https://github.com/MetricsGrimoire/Bicho/issues .