Apache Allura is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Apache Incubator PMC. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.
Allura is an open source implementation of a software "forge", a web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs and more for any number of individual projects.
Allura is written in Python and leverages a great many existing Python packages (see requirements.txt and friends). It comes with tests which we run with nose. It is extensible in several ways, most importantly via the notion of "tools" based on
allura.app.Application; but also with themes, authentication, and various other pluggable-APIs.
Allura is an effort for the community: an open source platform for sharing development. We think it should be of the community as well. We want to encourage community involvement in development, testing and design. We do that with a public git repo, a bug tracker, a discussion list and an IRC channel.