Got a problem with FatBug?

If you have a problem with FatBug or just a question about it send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we'll do our best to help. Be sure you have read the Guide To Configuring Trac and Troubleshooting Installation pages.

Got a feature request?

We’re always looking for ways to improve FatBug. If you think of something that you’d like to see in a future version, or a bug tracking product you'd like FatBug to support, please tell us by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Trac Requirements:

FatBug is supported with Trac .12 or above. It may work with earlier versions too, you will need to experiment. If you have not already planned to upgrade to Trac .12 on your server, you should do so as it provides many benefits.

XmlRpcPlugin version 1.1.2 is recommended, although version 1.1.1 should work also. Check the API link at the top of a Trac page to check the version installed.

System Requirements:

FatBug requires Windows XP SP3 or above operating system. Required disk space varies depending on the size of your Trac installation. One example is that a bug system with 6,000 bugs, 700 wiki pages and quite a lot of attachments requires about 200MB local disk space to cache the bug information.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Do I need permission from my Trac administrator to run FatBug?

A: Not exactly. FatBug requires the XmlRpc plugin for Trac and you must have the associated permission XML_RPC in order to use this interface. As long as you have this plugin installed and the correct permission, you can use FatBug with your Trac server. Also check out the Guide to Configuring FatBug with Trac.

Q: I have added new custom fields to my Trac server. How do I get them into FatBug?

A: FatBug will automatically detect new custom fields when added to Trac. Just restart FatBug so the new fields can be detected.

Q: Does FatBug integrate with Visual Studio/Eclipse/etc.?

A: No, FatBug is a standalone program, so you can use it regardless of the IDE that you use day to day.

Q: How does the search function work?

A: See Using FatBug Search for making the most of your searches.