A web application front end for BugEx, a tool that aims at helping developers understand a failure.
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BugEx Online

A web application front end for BugEx, a tool that aims at helping developers understand a failure. Developed in the course of the Software Engineering lecture, summer term 2012, at the Software Engineering Chair, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.

For further information, see http://www.st.cs.uni-saarland.de/edu/se/2012/ and http://www.st.cs.uni-saarland.de/bugex .


  • Amir Baradaran
  • Tim Krones
  • Frederik Leonhardt
  • Christos Monogios
  • Akmal Qodirov
  • Iliana Simova
  • Peter Stahl

Installation and Running


  • Python (version 2.7.*) and Django (version 1.4).
  • For the user registration captcha field we used django-simple-captcha (version 0.3.5). To install it follow these instructions. Please note that django-simple-captcha requires the python imaging library PIL (version 1.1.7) to be installed.
  • MySQL server
  • The python-mysql connector (install python-mysqldb via your prefered package manager)

MySQL configuration

The default configuration of BugExOnline uses the following data for accessing the MySQL database:

  • User: bugex
  • Password: bugex
  • Database: bugexonline

You can change the credentials in /bugex_online/settings.py

Running the project

  1. Download and extract the project archive.
  2. Navigate to the folder bugex_online (should contain a file named manage.py).
  3. To generate the required database tables, run the following command:
python manage.py syncdb
  1. All static files have to be collected into a common directory. This is necessary for deploying the project, i.e. having access to CSS, JavaScript and image files. To collect all static files into a directory named static, run the following command:
python manage.py collectstatic
  1. Start the Django development server:
python manage.py runserver

You’ll see the following output on the command line:

Validating models...      
0 errors found
Django version 1.4, using settings 'bugex_online.settings'
Development server is running at
Quit the server with CONTROL-C.
  1. Enter the URL in your browser to start using the system. Detailed instructions on how to use it can be found on its HowTo page.


Please see LICENSE for details.