The
Ultimate
Business Machine

Technology, business
and innovation.

And, not least, about
the Mac.

Weblog Archive Cutedge

by: Bernard Teo






Latest Joy of Tech!

Joy of Tech ... from Geek Culture



Creative Commons License

Copyright © 2003-2012
Bernard Teo
Some Rights Reserved.

The Ultimate Business Machine - Archives

List of Categories : Commentary * Database * Singapore * Technology * Travel *

Thu 12 Feb 2004

Projectory - An open-source web-based Project Management System

Category : Technology

Just got this e-mail from Corey Ehmke. He has just released Projectory, an open-source web-based Project Management System that runs on any platform with Apache, Perl, and MySQL installed, but was created completely on the Mac.

Projectory is free and is released under the GPL. Full information is at http://projectory.sourceforge.net.

I haven't had the time yet to look further into this but I think it's a great thing for developers on the Mac platform to have, as an alternative to the Windows-only project management systems. I hope to have checked it out in time for the Java on OS X course because it may be just what these people are looking for.

In the mean time, this is Corey's short description of Projectory :

"Projectory is a platform-independent, web-enabled project management tool designed to track software projects through all phases of development. Where traditional project management software is primarily useful only for planning and reporting purposes, Projectory lets you track actual development effort expended by teams or individuals across multiple projects and activities. It's easy to configure for small or large software development groups, and its streamlined user interface makes it easy for individuals to enter and manage their work entries. Its comprehensive reporting capabilities serve the needs of team leads and managers alike. You can get an accurate snapshot of current development activity, track effort on planned vs. unplanned work, and compare actual effort expended to the estimates in your project plans. Its project-agnostic activity tracking functionality makes it a great tool for improving estimation on new projects, as you can mine historical data to determine real-world development metrics."

And I reproduce below the Projectory team's full press release :

"The Projectory development team is proud to announce that after two years of development and extensive beta usage in a rapid software development environment, Projectory 1.0 has been released under the GPL.

"Projectory is a platform-independent, web-enabled project management tool designed to track software projects through all phases of development.

"Where traditional project management software is primarily useful only for planning and reporting purposes, Projectory lets you track actual development effort expended by teams or individuals across multiple projects and activities. It's easy to configure for small or large software development groups, and its streamlined user interface makes it easy for individuals to enter and manage their work entries.

"Its comprehensive reporting capabilities serve the needs of team leads and managers alike. You can get an accurate snapshot of current development activity, track effort on planned vs. unplanned work, and compare actual effort expended to the estimates in your project plans. Its project-agnostic activity tracking functionality makes it a great tool for improving estimation on new projects, as you can mine historical data to determine real-world development metrics.

"Projectory is platform-independent and can be installed on any web server that supports Perl CGI applications and MySQL databases. Installation and configuration instructions are provided for *nix (including Mac OS X) and Windows 2000.

"Full details, including a feature overview and screenshots of the application in action, are available at http://projectory.sourceforge.net

"You can support future development of Projectory by making a donation to the project. 10% of all donations will go to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). For details please see http://sourceforge.net/project/project_donations.php?group_id=57546"

Posted at 10:50AM SGT | permalink


Mac@Work
Put your Mac to Work

Sivasothi.com? Now how would you do something like that?

Weblogs. Download and start a weblog of your own.

A Mac Business Toolbox
A survey of the possibilities

A Business Scenario
How we could use Macs in businesses

VPN Enabler for Mavericks

MailServe for Mavericks

DNS Enabler for Mavericks

DNS Agent for Mavericks

WebMon for Mavericks

Luca for Mavericks

Liya for Mountain Lion & Mavericks

Postfix Enabler for Tiger and Panther

Sendmail Enabler for Jaguar

Services running on this server, a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks:

  • Apache 2 Web Server
  • Postfix Mail Server
  • Dovecot IMAP Server
  • Fetchmail
  • SpamBayes Spam Filter
  • Procmail
  • BIND DNS Server
  • DNS Agent
  • WebDAV Server
  • VPN Server
  • PHP-based weblog
  • MySQL database
  • PostgreSQL database

all set up using MailServe, WebMon, DNS Enabler, DNS Agent, VPN Enabler, Liya and our SQL installers, all on Mavericks.