GNATS is a portable incident/bug report/help request-tracking system which runs on UNIX-like operating systems. It easily handles thousands of problem reports, has been in wide use since the early 90s, and can do most of its operations over e-mail. Several front end interfaces exist, including command line, emacs, and Tcl/Tk interfaces. There are also a number of Web (CGI) interfaces written in scripting languages like Perl and Python.
New GNATS maintainer
Andrew Gray is the new maintainer of GNATS. Here is Andrew's posting to the help-gnats mailing list:
Following Milan's decision to step down as GNATS maintainer, I volunteered and have been appointed GNATS maintainer by RMS.
My immediate plans are to go through outstanding bug reports and then produce a second 4.0 beta release. Other than a couple of patches I have not worked on GNATS development before now, so it will take me a little while to get "up to speed".
GNATS 4.0 beta 2 approaching
Even though we lost our primary maintainer of GNATS (someone willing to take over?), we are working hard on resolving bug reports and applying submitted patches. A qualified guess puts a beta 2 around mid-November.