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What are the most popular bug tracking / issue tracking tools, in order of popularity? I've been scouring the web but can't find a definitive (and ordered) list.

I suspect that near the top of the list will be:

  • FogBugz
  • JIRA
  • Mantis
  • Trac
  • BugZilla
  • TFS

Wikipedia has a really big list, but doesn't give you any sense of popularity.

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closed as not a real question by testerab, corsiKa, Alan, Shog9 May 18 '11 at 18:32

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I'm unclear as to why the popularity of certain trackers over others is of any use. A question comparing features I could understand. –  Carmi May 18 '11 at 6:27
    
What is your opinion, What's the best, What's the most popular, questions like these are FORUM related. Please close this question. –  Hannibal May 18 '11 at 7:30
    
Out of scope for SQA –  Robert Munteanu May 18 '11 at 10:36
    
Agreed. Popularity and opinion, while useful for longer discussions, is a problem for SQA. –  TristaanOgre May 18 '11 at 12:46
    
While I don't consider it to be off-topic, I do consider it to fall under the "Not a real question" category. I wouldn't consider it answerable in its current form. –  corsiKa May 18 '11 at 17:21

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FogBugz.

I've used a few and even though it sounds biased based on the stackexchange creators, I'm all about FogBugz. Not only do I use it for bug tracking, I also use it to manage projects and my team's workload. It is just so easy to use. The easier to use, the better chance bugs are going to get entered.

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