Read-only archive for any issue tracker#

Project status#

Minimum viable product. You can already use Issyours to create usable HTML archive for GitHub issues.

Breaking changes in configuration files are unlikely, but not impossible. You should test that new version works for you if updating.


This project aims to enable developers to own the data they submit to an issue tracker. Issyours offers more than just a data dump for backup purposes, it creates fully browsable issues archive ready to be deployed as a static web site (see demo).

Issyours currently supports exporting GitHub Issues and Pull Requests and rendering them with Pelican static site generator. More data sources are to be supported, the project was meant to be easily extensible from day one.

The core components of Issyours work as layers:

  • Fetcher obtains raw data from issue tracker and saves in to a persistent Storage
  • Reader provides an uniform API for reading issue data from Storage
  • Renderer creates a static web site for viewing issues available via Reader

Feature highlights:

  • Backup utility for GitHub issues (requires oAuth token)
  • Pelican plugin for rendering issues on a static web site
    • Highly customizable destination paths and URLs
    • Multiple data sources (with different prefixes)
    • Customizable URL rewrite rules for links in issues/comments (regular expressions)
  • Python library for adding support of other issue trackers
  • A functional, clean and responsive default theme based on Bootstrap 4


Issyours can be installed with pip:

pip install ""

That provides you with Python packages for issyours and issyours_github and a command line application issyours-github.

To fetch default theme along with the main package use:

pip install "[with-default-theme]"


Issyours is an plugin for Pelican. Refer to Pelican documentation for introductory overview. All configuration happens within Pelican settings file (sample).

Enable Issyours plugin:

import issyours.pelican
PLUGINS = [issyours.pelican]

Configure at least one data source:

from issyours_github import GitHubReader
    GitHubReader(repo='...', directory='...'): None,

After configuring Pelican and Issyours run pelican $BLOG_CONTENT -o $SITE_OUTPUT -s $CONFIG_FILE to generate HTML pages for the static website.

These steps are explained with more details in documentation

Support and contributing#

If you need help with using Issyours, please create an issue. Issues are also the primary venue for reporting bugs and posting feature requests. General discussion related to this project is also acceptable and very welcome!

In case you wish to contribute code or documentation, feel free to open a pull request. That would certainly make my day!

I'm open to dialog and I promise to behave responsibly and treat all contributors with respect. Please try to do the same, and treat others the way you want to be treated.

If for some reason you'd rather not use the issue tracker, contacting me via email is OK too. Please use a descriptive subject line to enhance visibility of your message. Also please keep in mind that public discussion channels are preferable because that way many other people may benefit from reading past conversations. My email is visible under the GitHub profile and in the commit log.

Copyright 2019 Vitaly Potyarkin

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <>.

Development roadmap#

See TODO list.