Free Project Recording and Issue Tracking software required

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Hi all,

Im looking for a very specific piece of software, I have tried a lot of free linux project management software but it doesnt meet my needs.  I undertake a variety of IT investigations and need to be able to keep a running log of them with the ability to attach all of the related project files together.

Something like a task manager, but with sub tasks and all documentation or links to documentation contained within it as well.

Core Requirements:-
Allows me to setup multiple projects
Allows me to input sub projects
Allows me to attach documentation to both projects and sub-projects
Allows me to set parts of the project complete
Allows me to assign dates for start and finish of any part of the project or sub project
Works on a single user machine

Additionals (but not a core requirement)
Easily searchable
multiple views

I was thinking of setting up a database to do this, but didnt want to have to go and create this from scratch... if there is something out there then it would be a god sent...

Question by:mrorange
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      Did you try dotProject before?

      dotProject is programmed in PHP, and utilises MySQL for a backend database. You manage the project
    through web interface.


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    my experience with free project management software is that the software is free only untill it can not do big things. if it works well and is usefull it becomes commercial :)
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    Author Comment

    Hi thanks for the suggestions.  I looked at the dotproject, but that requires a webserver, mysql and php.
    But to much for what i need it for.

    Task juggler also wont be suitable.. i havnt tried kplato yet so will give that a try...

    Remember this is to run on a single user machine, so web servers etc are out of the question...


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     Have you tried RT (
        This might be what your looking for..
    have a great one
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    > web servers etc are out of the question
    Webserver is very very easy. And web interface save you the client software setup and configuration.
    All you need to do is installed it on a server and the user manage the project through web interface.
    The load of webserver is ok on a single machine.
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    Author Comment

    You need to understand that this system is a stand alone forensic workstation,  i cannot run services that are not really needed... need to be only minimal services running, so web server is out of the question...

    I still have not found a suitable application.

    So keep the suggestions coming...

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    >  i cannot run services that are not really needed
    What's your definiton about what is needed? I just wonder if dotProject (for example, not necessary) is
    good fit and it requires web service, then could web service become needed?
    Anyway, it seems you are looking for M$ Project counterpart in Linux.

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