Redmine is a very popular Rails-based open source bug tracker to help you manage issues and tasks for multiple projects. It is extremely flexible, features a built-in wiki, time tracking, custom fields, role-based access, SCM integration (including git), and support for multiple projects. Redmine has many of the same features you’d find in an enterprise bug tracking system, but of course it’s open source and completely free software. Redmine has an clean interface that makes it easy to define your first project and get started.
With Redmine, you can define multiple projects and track issues on each project independently. Users can have different roles on each project and Redmine also supports custom issue types and workflows. The interface is easy to use and activity feeds ensures that users are always up-to-date on issue status changes. Finally, Redmine is easily customizable with plugins freely available in the Redmine Plugin Directory.
Bitnami Redmine Stack
The Bitnami Redmine Stack makes it easy to get started with Redmine. You can use it to run Redmine in the cloud, virtually or locally. Important benefits of the Bitnami Redmine Stack are:
- Simple: The stack includes all the necessary dependencies (including Apache, MySQL, Ruby on Rails and Subversion) so you don't need to download or configure anything to get started.
- Integrated: Everything you need to run Redmine is configured and ready to go, so you can be productive within minutes of deploying it.
- Secure: We update our Redmine stack every time a new Redmine version is released, ensuring you always have the latest security and bug fixes.
- Free: Our stack is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license (individual components may have different licenses).
Redmine Cloud Hosting with Bitnami
There are many options for hosting Redmine, ranging from traditional hosting providers to cloud services. Cloud hosting is generally more cost-efficient and scalable compared to traditional hosting. By combining the Bitnami Redmine Stack with Bitnami's various cloud hosting options, you get one-click Redmine installation and configuration in the cloud.
Some of the key benefits of using Bitnami to host your Redmine deployment are:
- One-click install: The Bitnami Redmine Stack comes with everything pre-configured, so you can begin using Redmine immediately.
- Backups: Bitnami provides browser-based backup tools, allowing you to take incremental snapshots of your Redmine data hourly, daily or weekly. Backups can be easily restored, giving you maximum peace of mind and reducing risk of data loss.
- Monitoring: With Bitnami's Web-based dashboard, you can monitor your Redmine server in the cloud, keep track of performance and optimize as needed.
With Bitnami, you can launch your Redmine deployment in either the Amazon, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform clouds. Bitnami offers an easy-to-use Web management console for both Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure and Google users. Find out more about Bitnami Cloud Hosting for AWS, the Bitnami Launchpad for Microsoft Azure and the Bitnami Launchpad for Google Cloud Platform.
Bitnami Redmine Stack Usage
You can use the Bitnami Redmine Stack to define one or more projects, then track and plan work on them. Once you've created a project, you can:
- Add users and roles.
- Add and track issues (or have your team do it).
- Plan and manage your project with Redmine's built-in Gantt charts and calendar.
- Use the project wiki and document manager to store project documents.
- Configure notifications to stay updated on issue status and changes.
- Define workflows to streamline collaboration with your team.
Redmine will also integrate with a version control tool so that development and project management workflows can be tightly connected with each other. The Bitnami Redmine Stack comes with Subversion already installed and configured.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What components are included with an installation?
See our complete and up-to-date read me document for the specific names and versions of all open source components included.
- Is it safe?
- What kind of support do you provide?
We offer a bunch of free resources for Bitnami users including:
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At the beginnning of my job, I am told to customize Redmine in my company.
Keep in mind that I'm not really a tech-savvy person so Installing Redmine manually is certainly not an option. Bitnami solves it all.
The availability of Redmine within Bitnami stacks help me to jumpstart the customization in my local environment, therefore enables me to test, prototype, and lots of other stuff so that when I deploy the changes to the main trunk, it has lesser chance of getting a crash or something.
The wiki is quite exhaustive too, so that any problems I've faced so far luckily already contained within the Guide.
However, of all my use of Bitnami, I found that Bitnami is still not able to accomodate the differences in their Wiki and the official app site's wiki (for example Alfresco) and explain why Bitnami's wiki make such differences. I think Bitnami should explain conceptual differences between those two.
Above all, the Pros beat the Cons, really. So far I have not met major nuisances in using Bitnami. So I really suggest you all to use Bitnami, to jumpstart system prototyping.
I started working with Redmine on my last job, it was amazing! Then, I looked a way to installed for a freelancer job and all the tutorials were complicated to follow until I found "Bitnami Redmine Stack", with only click and change the email configuration I was up and running and even made me look good to the eyes of my new client!
Redmine is great, and Bitnami makes it amazingly simple to install!
We started using Redmine at 2007 (an eternity in Internet years!) before we even launched Bitnami. At the time it was still in the early stages of development but was already showing a lot of promise. What attracted us originally was its modular architecture and the ability to extend it. Over time that has proven one of the reasons users prefer it over other more monolithic solutions and it has become one of our most popular downloads. There's a rich ecosystem of plugins that cover all kind of use cases from agile development to billing and time tracking
We use Redmine for over 2 years. The pros I can tell about it is:
+) It works not only as a bug reporting tool, but also as a complete management tool, from project to team management, covering much of the needed for that (especially if you work with Agile methodologies).
+) It's a high extensible and customizable management tool (it's easy to find plugins and themes for it).
+) It's easy to adjust it's functionality and interface according to your needs.
+) Integration with Version Controls (we use Redmine with SVN, and it works fine).
+) Bitnami makes it's installation "possible" (otherwise it would cost a lot of reading and work hours to work properly).
And now the cons:
-) Not so easy to configure the first time.
-) Documentation in other languages and translations are not the best ones.
-) Upgrading from an older version is not trivial (keep always safe BD and files backup, and be prepared to read a lot in a lot of different places until you find a way to do it).
The pros beat the cons, for sure. Redmine has done a great job, Bitnami made it easy to install and configure, and lots of people work to make great plugins and interfaces that extend the capabilities and possibilities of Redmine.
Rather easy to install the server.
But the configuration for version control systems is hard, some problems were found by following the wikis. More documentations or easy scripts about Git/SVN integration is supposed to be implemented.