[thelist] Anyone using online project management software?

Raoul Snyman raoul.snyman at saturnlaboratories.co.za
Sun Aug 9 09:24:20 CDT 2009

On Friday 07 August 2009 19:52:22 Dan Romanchik wrote:
> So, what should we use? One web hosting company that I deal with has a
> CPanel interface that includes Fantastico and two different project
> management packages: dotproject and PHProjekt. Is there anyone who's
> familiar with the pros and cons of these two packages? Are there
> others that I should be considering?

dotProject is miles better than PHProjekt, but it's navigation is confusing 
and illogical. Trac is in essence a ticketing system masquerading as a project 
management system. The only really promising open source system I found was 
activeCollab, which became closed source and commercial as soon as it was 
starting to get somewhere. There is a fork of the last open source version, 
called Project Pier, but the last time I looked at it, there wasn't much going 
on. You might want to see where they are now.

I actually started my own open source project management system, modeled after 
Basecamp and called Project HQ, but it's not really at a production-ready 
stage yet. The project website is http://projecthq.org/ - there's a demo of 
the latest version there if you want to play around with it.

Hope this helps.

Raoul Snyman, B.Tech IT (Software Engineering)
Saturn Laboratories
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