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What is it?

Bugmatic is supposed to be a simple offline browser/editor for Github Issues. The idea is that just as you can download your Git repository from Github and fully use it while you are on a plane, you should be able to manage your Github Issues.

Another goal of Bugmatic is to provide a way to back up Github issues in an open file format.

Usage example:

mac:~ user$ mkdir mybugs
mac:~ user$ cd mybugs
mac:~ user$ bugmatic init
mac:~ user$ bugmatic new "I have issues!" "Let's fix them."
Created Issue 1.
mac:~ user$ bugmatic label showstopper 1
mac:~ user$ bugmatic push userName projectName

or if you already have issues on Github:

mac:~ user$ mkdir mybugs
mac:~ user$ cd mybugs
mac:~ user$ bugmatic clone userName projectName
mac:~ user$ bugmatic list WHERE assignee.login=userName
#4: Add support for OAuth
#5: Should report rate limit exceeded
mac:~ user$ bugmatic new "Fix this, too?" "I just thought of it."
mac:~ user$ bugmatic push userName projectName

How does it work

Currently, there's a macOS Xcode project that builds a bugmatic command line tool. You use this tool to manage your issues, however all state is saved in a folder of JSON files on your disk, so you should not have any problems accessing your bugs even if you do not have Bugmatic.

The bugmatic tool can currently download a full copy of your Github issues and their comments. It can also create new local issues, and push them to Github (updating them to match the metadata Github added). Eventually, I want it to be able to sync changes and new issues from Github back down.

Ideally, we would have Git-like features like pushing issues to collaborators without having to go through Github, maybe by using Git as our storage mechanism.


Copyright 2016 by Uli Kusterer.

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
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   1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
   claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
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   appreciated but is not required.

   2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
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