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Omega Issue Tracker

Traditional issue trackers emphasize metadata and workflow and tend to add considerable overhead to a project. They make little sense for small, highly collaborative teams.

Ω is not traditional. It facilitates squashing issues, not documenting their life stories. No administrivia.

Initial version created during a Big Idea Day at Pulse Energy, where it is actively being used. More details


  • real-time

    • you never need to refresh to get updates
    • chat with team members in the same context
    • optional growl-like notifications even outside the browser (Chrome only, for now)
  • minimalist

    • everything you need on a single page
    • no need to sign up for yet another account with yet another password
    • use tags and flexible filtering to achieve any workflow you want
    • easy setup thanks to few dependencies
  • projects

    • create as many as you need (one per task/feature works well)
    • can mark 'top secret' if you want some privacy (for total security, host Ω behind your firewall)


Depending on your needs, you could create your project on <>. But to have Ω all to yourself, there are a couple of options:

  1. Install it on your own server

    Install node.js (which comes with npm) and run npm install omega -g.

  2. Install it in the cloud via a PaaS like nodester, heroku, openshift, etc.

    Nodester is the easiest route, and it's free. Process is roughly as follows:

    • request a coupon, install the CLI, etc
    • nodester app create myomega
    • git clone
    • git remote set-url nodester<your_details_here>.git
    • git push nodester master
    • install required dependencies: nodester npm install myomega
    • set the NODE_ENV: curl -X PUT -u "<user>:<pass>" -d "appname=myomega&key=NODE_ENV&value=nodester"


Start the server:

omega [-port <port>] [-pass <password>]

<port> - Where the server listens for connections. Defaults to 1337.

<password> - Password required for accessing project admin section. Defaults to 'admin'. (Default username is also 'admin'.)

Then just open a browser to http://localhost:1337 or wherever.


Ω is unit tested using Jasmine. Open tests/SpecRunner.html to run the tests.


 project: omega
 commits: 230
 files  : 102
   207  David Hirtle            90.0%
    15  Neil Gentleman           6.5%
     6  Drew Miller              2.6%
     1  Farrin Reid              0.4%
     1  Russell Porter           0.4%


Our dev instance of Ω is not public (for now), but feel free to file issues on github as usual.