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Open Source project Management

Is there a software for open source project management like FogzBugs?. One of my friends is interested in it.

I did send Fogbug link to my friend. He will evaluate it on basis of merit -> Meaning money is not the problem.

But i am asking for one just in case Joel's tool does not meet his needs. What are the other software project management (Web based that are available)?

Open Source is preferable (because i am a open source cowboy).  Other than that any other $$ product is also preferable.


Monday, July 19, 2004

Just in case someone thought otherwise--> my first loyalty is to ensure Joel is well fed. Second is to open source.
I dont want this forum to disappear.

Monday, July 19, 2004 ?

Monday, July 19, 2004


Monday, July 19, 2004

We just did the bugzilla versus mantis evaluation. Bugzilla seems a pain to install. Ended up installing mantis. It seems fast, easy to use and perfectly adequate.

I have never used FogBugz, so not sure how it would compare.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Jira -

Gwyn Evans
Monday, July 19, 2004

My (totally biased) choices:
*  Dotproject for project management
*  Mantis for bug/issue/requirements tracking
*  phpBB for discussions
*  eGroupware for scheduling and collaboration

First of all, user sychronization across all four systems.  It's a must have.  It is high priority for me.

-  Next, when a user creates a project in Dotproject, my mod creates a new forum in phpBB and a new project in Mantis.
-  Next (this is not complete), when a project plan is created in dotproject, it will fill in all milestones on the various users' ToDo lists and Calendars.
-  Next, by some simple querying, you can breakdown someone's logged time from Dotproject and match it to open/closed bugs from Mantis.

For details, drop me a note.

DISCLAIMER:  I am a contributor to 3/4 of these projects, have used 2 of them for 12+ months, and I am currently working on a mod to tie them together....  I have worked extensively in the database schema and the inter-system interactions.

Monday, July 19, 2004

There is one that I've not used since I don't work on a project outside of work, but I thought if I did, I would give it a shot.  It's calle TUTOS and is found on Sourceforge.  It has most of these things integrated into one project with a web interface.

Project Challenged
Monday, July 19, 2004

Max Belugin (
Tuesday, July 20, 2004

I started off with using TUTOS, but I found dotproject and eGroupWare be significantly better, so I got involved with them.

I tested Scarab for quite a while too as I'm fundamentally a Java guy.  It requires an App Server, which can be difficult on hosting providers.  And also, it takes a massive amount of configuration out of the box.  *When I used it*, there were no included reports and you had to define every field.  I got in a discussion about creating some default reporting, but most of the people on the User & Devs list didn't want to get involved, so it died.

I believe it could have some serious power though.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

anyone use SorceForge?

my last employeer (a top investment bank) was looking to use it.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

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