| 2006; 11 years ago (2006)|
2.1 / 10 March 2017; 5 days ago (2017-03-10)
Fossil is a distributed version control system, bug tracking system and wiki software server for use in software development created by D. Richard Hipp.
Fossil (software) Wikipedia
Fossil is a cross-platform server that runs on Linux, BSD derivatives, Mac and Windows. It is capable of performing distributed version control, bug tracking, wiki services, and blogging. The software has a built-in web interface, which reduces project tracking complexity and promotes situational awareness. A user may simply type "fossil ui" from within any check-out and Fossil automatically opens the user's web browser in a page that gives detailed history and status information on that project.
Being distributed, Fossil requires no central server, although collaboration is made easier by using one.
Content is stored using a SQLite database so that transactions are atomic even if interrupted by a power loss or system crash.
Fossil is free software released under a BSD license (relicensed from previously GPL).
Fossil is used for version control by the SQLite project, which is itself a component of Fossil. SQLite transitioned to using Fossil for version control over CVS in September 2009.
Some examples of other projects using Fossil are:Pritlog
Synopse mORMot framework
An RFC2131-compliant DHCP client daemon
FUEL SCM gui
The following websites provide free source code hosting for Fossil repositories:Chisel. Original site owner James Turner announced that the site would cease operation on May 1, 2013. After domain ownership was transferred on May 1, 2013, it continued operation.
SourceForge (unofficially through webpages hosting service)