This project represents a distributed bug tracking and documentation wiki. Distributed is probably a misnomer as its expected that the result will live in the project directory of a project managed by and application like git, bzr, darcs etc. So the distributed version control system will actually provide the distribution while aptera just tries to live in harmony with those systems. Aptera follows the usual unix facility of many small programs that do one thing and do it well. This should allow for easy integration with editors like emacs as well as easy scripting.