Thursday, August 6, 2009

Project Management System - Redmine


Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.

Redmine is open source and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 (GPL).

* Multiple projects support
* Flexible role based access control
* Flexible issue tracking system
* Gantt chart and calendar
* News, documents & files management
* Feeds & email notifications
* Per project wiki
* Per project forums
* Time tracking
* Custom fields for issues, time-entries, projects and users
* SCM integration (SVN, CVS, Git, Mercurial, Bazaar and Darcs)
* Issue creation via email
* Multiple LDAP authentication support
* User self-registration support
* Multilanguage support
* Multiple databases support

Main features¶

Multiple projects support

* Manage all your projects with one Redmine instance
* Each user can have a different role on each project
* Each project can be declared as public (visible by anyone) or private (visible by project members only)
* Modules (eg. wiki, repository, issue tracking, ...) can be enabled/disabled at project level

Multiple subproject support

* Manage related project parts as subprojects of a main project.

Flexible role based access control

* Define your own roles and set their permissions in a click

Flexible issue tracking system

* Define you own statuses and issue types
* Workflow transitions can be set up for each issue type and role through the web-based administration interface (a default configuration can be loaded when installing the application)

Gantt chart and calendar

* Automatic gantt and calendar based on issues start and due dates

Time tracking functionality

* Time can be entered at project or ticket level
* Simple report to view time per user, issue type, category or activity

Custom fields

* You can define your own custom fields for issues, time-entries, projects and users
* Differents formats are available: text, date, boolean, integers, drop-down lists and checkboxes
* Custom fields can be displayed on the issue list and used as filters just like regular fields

News, documents & files management

* You can easily post messages and share files

Per project wiki and forums

* Wiki uses textile syntax and free linking within the wiki using brackets
* Diff and annotate views are available

Repository browser and diff viewer

* Existing repositories can be attached to each of your projects
* Redmine lets you browse their contents, view and search changesets
* Diff and annotate (aka blame) viewer
* Supported SCM: Subversion, CVS, Mercurial, Darcs and Bazaar

Feeds & email notifications

* Project activity, changesets, news, issues, issue changes are available as Atom feeds

Multiple LDAP authentication support

* Redmine lets you authenticate users against multiple LDAP
* Accounts can be created on-the-fly when a user is found in the directory (optional)

User self-registration support

* Optionally, you can allow users to register online
* 3 account activation methods are available: automatic (no confirmation required), manual (by administrators) or through an auto generated URL sent via email

Multilanguage support

Thanks to many contributors, Redmine is yet available in the following thirty-four languages:

* Bosnian
* Brazilian Portuguese
* Bulgarian
* Catalan
* Chinese
* Czech
* Danish
* Dutch
* English
* Finnish
* French
* Galician
* German
* Hebrew
* Hungarian
* Italian
* Japanese
* Korean
* Lithuanian
* Norwegian
* Polish
* Portuguese
* Romanian
* Russian
* Serbian
* Slovak
* Slovenian
* Spanish
* Swedish
* Taiwanese
* Thai
* Turkish
* Ukrainian
* Vietnamese

Multiple databases support

* Redmine runs with MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite

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