Vermont Software Testing Group — a company that manually reviews and validates Web, client/server and desktop applications — has released version 2.0 of Dragonfly, its bug-tracking and project management system.
The client software runs on a Web server and can be accessed with most current Web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Opera, on a variety of operating systems, including the Mac.
This new version of the Web-based QA database is the first commercially available version, as version 1.0 was offered only to the company’s software testing clients. Dragonfly is used by project managers, QA personnel, programmers and technical writers for software development, testing, debugging and documentation, according to the Vermont Software Testers.
Companies can subscribe to use the service over the Web for monthly fees of US$120 and up, depending on number of user accounts. The only client-side requirements for subscription use are a compatible browser and Internet access.
Or, if they prefer, companies can buy Dragonfly for $1,850 for installation on their own intranet or Internet server running Microsoft’s IIS Web server software. VSTG provides free technical support to registered users and subscribers by phone and e-mail.
Dragonfly 2.0 features include searching, filtering, a context-sensitive help system, uploading and viewing screenshots, documenting steps to follow in reproducing program errors, and a task-oriented summary view. A program tour and 30-day free trial can be found at
Dragonfly’s Web site.