tissue is an issue tracker and project information management system built on plain text files and git. It is specifically intended for small free software projects. It features a static site generator to build a project website and a powerful search interface to search through project issues and documentation. The search interface is built on the Xapian search engine library, and is available both as a command-line program and as a web server.

Feature highlights


Download release tarballs.

Download public signing key.

Browse the tissue git repository.


The tissue manual is available online.

We eat our own dog food too! Search through issues, documentation and more using our own self-hosted tissue instance.


Thanks to these wonderful people!

Frederick Muriuki Muriithi
code, ideas
Morgan Smith
bug reports, code
Munyoki Kilyungi
Pjotr Prins
code, ideas


tissue is free software released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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