Alpha 1 releasev0.6.0

We're super excited to announce the availability of the first pachno alpha release. Please keep in mind that Pachno is still unfinished, alpha software.

With Pachno we are building an open platform for collaboration for individuals and teams of all types, shapes and sizes.
Built with - and on - open source technologies, Pachno is a platform to empower creative individuals and bring teams together.

This alpha release is the first step in laying the foundation for this platform,
but we want your feedback and comments on what we've built so far and where to go moving forward.

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Get it

Download from github

Source code

All Pachno code is hosted on github and is available free of charge under the MPL 2.0 license. To get started either spin up the included virtual image or install it on a web server.
(If you want to install it yourself you need php >= 7.2 and a mysql/mariadb or postgres database)

Known issues

We've gone to great lengths to make sure this alpha release is usable, but this is alpha software. Do not install it on production servers.
When you encounter bugs or problems, please let us know in the forums. As soon as we're confident, an official issue tracker will be made available.
Here is a list of known issues:

  • Unfinished features have been disabled. If buttons, links or menu items are disabled, this is probably on purpose.
  • The module configuration interface has been disabled in this release.
  • The following is a non-exhaustive list of disabled features:
    • Email notifications
    • Code and VCS integration
    • Custom authentication backends
    • Project releases
    • Multi-server hosted installations

Upgrading from The Bug Genie

If you're running The Bug Genie, you can run the including migration command to migrate your existing installation to the Pachno alpha. Take backups.

Hosted installations

Users of the hosted The Bug Genie instances on will be automatically upgraded and migrated to Pachno around the time of official release.
More information about the migration and upgrade schedule will be communicated to each administrator. If you have any questions, contact us.


As part of the alpha release we've been working closely with designer Abishek Thangapandi on creating a new visual profile and identity.
You can check out more of his work on Linkedin and Instagram