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What is Redmine?

Redmine is a web-based software project management application. It includes a set of integrated tools for software projects:
  • Bug/Feature Request Tracking
  • Repository Browsing
  • Release/Version scheduling
  • Documentation Wiki
  • Connectors to automated build/test tools

Tour

Here's a tour of a few features

How do I participate in a project?

If you need to be part of a project (for example to edit the wiki, have commit priveleges to the code repository, or report bugs, etc.) there are a few simple steps:
  • Set up your Services Domain account, if you do not already have one.
  • Log into Redmine (with that account), [use the "Sign In" link at the top right of the page].
  • Find the project (click on Projects link near the top left of any Redmine page, click on the project link)
  • Contact the Manager(s) of the project (if you click on the manager's name, you get their user page, with an email link)

The second step is important, because until you log in the first time, you do not show up in the menus as a user to add, and the project managers won't be able to add you.

How do I start a new project?

For most folks, you look on the AdminList for the project admin for your organization, and ask them to add a project, and
make you Manager of the project. If you are with an organization not listed on the AdminList, contact the ServiceDesk and make a ticket for the Source-Code-Repositories group, listing what group/organization you are with and asking to be a Redmine project admin.

Be sure and let them know if you want a local repository created, and what kind (CVS, Subversion, or Git), or if you want the project to point to an existing, external repository (i.e. at GitHub, or Sourceforge, etc.)

If you are a project admin, see CreatingRepositories.

How do I report a bug?

First, see the section on particpating in a project, above. Then find the project in the Projects list (reached via the "Projects" link at the top-left of the page), and click on the project link; then:

  • click the Issues tab, and look for existing bugs/issues first. If you don't find the problem you're seeing, then you can
  • click on the "New issue" link, and fill in information on the problem, how to reproduce it, etc.

How do I edit a wiki page?

First, see the section on particpating in a project, above. Then find the project in the Projects list (reached via the "Projects" link at the top-left of the page), and click on the project link; then:

  • click the Wiki tab, and look for the page you're interested in
  • If you're a member of the project with suitable permissions, you should have an Edit link at the top-right of the page; clicking on that will get you a wiki edit page.

How do I plan a release?

Go to your project page, pick "Settings", and go to the "Versions" tab. Add a new version, with a name and a date.
Now you can go through your bug and issue tracker and associate bugs and issues with that release/version. And then pretty things happen when you go to the Gantt chart view, etc.