Re: alternative to mrproject (gnome project planner)
On Sun, 16 Nov 2003, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Nov 2003 12:37:51 -0200,
> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Try www.taskjuggler.org. Debian packages are being produced as we
> > speak (of their CVS version).
> > Unlike mrproject, this one actually works instead of staying there
> > just trying to look pretty with a ton of bugs rotting inside and major
> > required functionality missing.
> ..is any of these project juggler toys built as front end to a
> real database like postgresql?
Better. A standard text file, true to unix tradition. File the text file in
a non-dumb way, and you can have full version control, etc. Write the
scripts, and you can have it anywhere (including generated from a postgres
DB, I suppose, but why?).
It can be plugged to CGIs to produce a VERY powerful web-enabled project
management system, even.
It generates a XML file with all the data for plotting tools to parse (this
is how the GANTT tables are produced). One tool for each functionality,
again proper unix tradition: do just one thing, and do it well.
Also, juggler does proper resource allocation and control (and by that I
mean something FAR more intelligent than stupid checkboxes that just add a
few lines in the report and cost calculation), something that mrproject does
not even try. And I happen to thing a "project management" tool without
resource allocation and control is USELESS.
The last one is the reason I start using it. It has a few bugs, but I found
nothing that one cannot work around, so far.
"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot