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 a clean interface that makes it easy to define your first project and get started.
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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.
Key features of Redmine include
- 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.
Why use the Bitnami Redmine Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run Redmine in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami Redmine Stack is:
We track every release of Redmine and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of Redmine as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying Redmine or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami Redmine Stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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All services collapse when I run: serviceinstall.bat. I try once and many times to start all processes in vane, form the: manager-windows.exe. I always have to reinstall it. Any idea, help.
OS: Windows Server 2008 R2
Bitnami Redmine: 2.5.2 (latest)
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.
I like it very much。 It help me a lot。bitnami redmine is good but I need the old versions
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.
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.