I have lately been working on putting together the various components that are used in the different phases of a software life cycle. Why do this?
This was spurred by my current project where I am leading a team working on implementing the platform needed for realizing mobile TV. This based on Qualcomm's MediaFlo technology. The problems with some of the components used here was the catalyst.
We were using the Clearquest tool to log software bugs but there were several issues with that. That spurred my decision to install and deploy Bugzilla. Details of this installation are given for a Windows XP machine here. As part of this I also downloaded MySQL, Perl and Apache on my machine. A great description.
Good use of a Sunday.