Mastering Redmine - Second Edition

An expert's guide to open source project management with Redmine

Mastering Redmine - Second Edition

Andriy Lesyuk

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An expert's guide to open source project management with Redmine
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ISBN 139781785881305
Paperback366 pages

Book Description

Redmine is not only one of the popular open source project management applications but also one of the best project hosting and issue tracking solutions.

This book is an update of our previous successful edition, Mastering Redmine. This book is a comprehensive guide that will give you a detailed practical understanding on how to effectively manage, monitor and administer complex projects using Redmine.

You will get familiar with the concept of Issue Tracking and will get to know why and what makes Redmine one of the best issue trackers. Another main part of Redmine functionality, which is Managing projects shows why this is one of the best applications for project hosting. Furthermore, you will learn more about Redmine rich text formatting syntax, access control and workflow and time Tracking. Towards the end, you will unleash the power of custom fields and guides to show how to customize Redmine without breaking upgrade compatibility.

By the end of the book, you will have a deep practical understanding on how to effectively monitor and manage large scale and complex projects using Redmine.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with Redmine
What is Redmine?
Walking through the Redmine interface
MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite or Microsoft SQL Server
Textile or Markdown?
Selecting a Source Control Management (SCM)
Selecting a web server and an application server
Redmine versions
Forks
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing Redmine
Introduction to installation options
Installing Redmine from a package
Installing Redmine and MySQL server
Verifying and completing the installation
Installing Redmine from sources
Other installation options
Summary
Chapter 3: Configuring Redmine
The first thing to fix
The general settings
Authentication
Email integration
Repository integration
Troubleshooting
Summary
Chapter 4: Issue Tracking
Creating an issue
The issue page
The issue list
Updating an issue
Issue reports
Importing issues
Keeping track of changes
Configuring issue tracking
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing Projects
Modules
The global configuration
Creating a project
The project pages
The project configuration
Closing a project
The project list
Project maintenance best practices
Administering projects
Summary
Chapter 6: Text Formatting
Formatting text in Redmine
The Wiki syntax
Code
Tables
Macros
The advanced syntax
Alignment options
Summary
Chapter 7: Access Control and Workflow
The Roles and permissions page
The Trackers page
The Issue statuses page
The Workflow page
Modifying the workflow
A practical example
Summary
Chapter 8: Time Tracking
Time tracking in Redmine
Activities
Tracking your time
Checking out the spent time
Time reports
Summary
Chapter 9: Personalization
Gravatar
The personal page
Getting updates
Personalizing the issue list
On-the-fly account creation
Summary
Chapter 10: Plugins and Themes
Finding plugins
Installing a plugin
A review of some plugins
Installing a theme
A review of some themes
Summary
Chapter 11: Customizing Redmine
Custom fields
Customizing with Textile
Customizing the theme
Customizing with a plugin
Helping Redmine
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Forget about troubles with installing and configuring Redmine
  • Feel at ease with using Redmine wiki syntax
  • Get familiar with the permissions system and issue life cycle in Redmine
  • Use Redmine for issue tracking, project hosting, project management, and time tracking
  • Find and choose plugins, and get familiar with some of the most useful Redmine plugins

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with Redmine
What is Redmine?
Walking through the Redmine interface
MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite or Microsoft SQL Server
Textile or Markdown?
Selecting a Source Control Management (SCM)
Selecting a web server and an application server
Redmine versions
Forks
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing Redmine
Introduction to installation options
Installing Redmine from a package
Installing Redmine and MySQL server
Verifying and completing the installation
Installing Redmine from sources
Other installation options
Summary
Chapter 3: Configuring Redmine
The first thing to fix
The general settings
Authentication
Email integration
Repository integration
Troubleshooting
Summary
Chapter 4: Issue Tracking
Creating an issue
The issue page
The issue list
Updating an issue
Issue reports
Importing issues
Keeping track of changes
Configuring issue tracking
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing Projects
Modules
The global configuration
Creating a project
The project pages
The project configuration
Closing a project
The project list
Project maintenance best practices
Administering projects
Summary
Chapter 6: Text Formatting
Formatting text in Redmine
The Wiki syntax
Code
Tables
Macros
The advanced syntax
Alignment options
Summary
Chapter 7: Access Control and Workflow
The Roles and permissions page
The Trackers page
The Issue statuses page
The Workflow page
Modifying the workflow
A practical example
Summary
Chapter 8: Time Tracking
Time tracking in Redmine
Activities
Tracking your time
Checking out the spent time
Time reports
Summary
Chapter 9: Personalization
Gravatar
The personal page
Getting updates
Personalizing the issue list
On-the-fly account creation
Summary
Chapter 10: Plugins and Themes
Finding plugins
Installing a plugin
A review of some plugins
Installing a theme
A review of some themes
Summary
Chapter 11: Customizing Redmine
Custom fields
Customizing with Textile
Customizing the theme
Customizing with a plugin
Helping Redmine
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781785881305
Paperback366 pages
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