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The Scarab 1.0.22 Release Candidate 1 is available - please see the Announcement for full details. There are three alternatives for trying scarab:

As the release candidate is already extensively tested we hope to have a final release soon, but of course we appreciate your help with testing, feedback and bug fixing. If you like to help us, you always can checkout the newest sources from our subversion repository at http://project.tigris.org/svn/scarab/branches/release/1.0.22/ and report to the Mailing List(s) or the Scarab issue tracker

The Scarab developer team

Summary Artifact tracking system
Category issuetrack
License CollabNet/Tigris.org Apache-style license
Owner(s) dabbous, dep4b, hair, jfelfouly, jmcnally, jon, jorgeuriarte
The goal:

The goal of the Scarab project is to build a highly customizable Artifact tracking system.

Scarab 0.21
Source download 
open defects
Scarab 1.0.22 RC1  Source download   Web based build system
Documentation sets:
HEAD Documentation synchronised with repository
Scarab 0.21 Documentation  
Scarab 1.0.22 (RC1) Documentation  
Code repository:

You need a subversion client to access Scarab's sources. The code base can be checked out from our subversion repository:

    svn co http://scarab.tigris.org/svn/scarab/trunk scarab --username guest --password ""

That will check out a copy of the Scarab source tree into a directory named scarab on your local machine. The statement accesses the main development branch.

Feature list:
  • Standard features

    data entry, queries, reports, notifications to interested parties, collaborative accumulation of comments, dependency tracking.

  • Fully customizable

    Scarab has fully and free customizable and unlimited numbers of

    • Modules (e.g. your various projects)
    • Artifact types (e.g. "Defect", "Enhancement", "Requirement", etc)
    • Attributes (e.g. "Operating System", "Status", "Priority", etc)
    • Attribute options

    All aspects of your artifact management can be defined on a per Module basis so that each of your modules is configured for your specific tracking requirements.

  • Multilingual

    Scarab uses java resource bundle technology and is shipped with the language localizations for de, en, es, fr, it, ja, ko, nl, pl, pt, ru and zh. The used languages are all available simultaneously. Users can choose their individual language based on their browser language preference settings.

  • Based on application server technologies

    Scarab is built using Java Servlet technology for speed, scalability, maintainability, and ease of installation.

  • Import/Export interface via XML

    That allows an easy migration from other tracking systems (e.g. Bugzilla).

  • Modular code design

    That allows manageable modifications of existing and new features over time.

  • Integrated customization UI

    Scarab is fully customizable through a set of administrative pages.

  • Easily modifiable UI look and feel

  • Integrateable

    Scarab can be integrated into larger systems by re-implementing key interfaces.

  • Self contained

    Scarab is a ready to use issue management system

  • distributed under a BSD/Apache style license.
User references:
See our new user reference table.
Commercial support:
Commercial support for Scarab is available from several companies around the world. In case of interest please contact the Scarab developers list.


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scarab-incubator A sandbox for the development of software components for Scarab.