GanttProject

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GanttProject
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GanttProject ScreenShot
Developer(s) The GanttProject Team
Stable release 2.6.6 / April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24)
Development status Active
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Project management software
License GNU General Public License
Website GanttProject

GanttProject is GPL-licensed (free software) Java based, project management software that runs under the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. This project was initiated in January 2003, at University of Marne-la-Vallée (France) and managed, at first, by Alexandre Thomas, now replaced by Dmitry Barashev.

Features[edit]

Comparing to other full fledged project management software, one could say that GanttProject is designed considering the KISS principle.

It features most basic project management functions like a Gantt chart for project scheduling of tasks, and doing resource management using resource load charts. It does not have advanced features like cost accounting, message and document control. It has a number of reporting options (MS Project, HTML, PDF, spreadsheets).[1]

The major features include:

  • create Work Breakdown Structure
  • Task Hierarchy and Dependencies
  • Gantt Chart
  • Resource Load Chart
  • Baselines saving and comparing
  • Generation of PERT Chart
  • PDF and HTML Reports
  • MS Project import/export with file format MPX (*.mpx) and MSPDI (*.xml) (XML-based data interchange format since Microsoft Project 2002)
  • Exchange data with spreadsheet applications
  • WebDAV based groupwork
  • Project file format is XML
  • Vacation and Holidays management
  • Available in more than 20 languages

Screen Shots[edit]

Reception[edit]

  • Number of download: as of January 2014, there are 1600k downloads of GanttProject 2.0.10 for Windows from Google Code.[2] Average daily download count is about 1.5k
  • Infoworld reviewed GanttProject favorably.[3]
  • As of June 2011, the number of weekly downloads of GanttProject (ver 2.0.9) at SourceForge was third among such programs: first was OpenProj (ver 1.4), second was JFreeChart.[4] Note: Since GanttProject ver 2.0.10 is no longer posted at SourceForge, this download ranking is not relevant.
  • User rating at cnet/Download is 3.5 stars (MS Project is 4.0 stars).[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GanttProject Home page retrieved 2011-9-13
  2. ^ Google Code "GanttProject 2.0.10" retrieved 2014-1-31
  3. ^ Best of open source software awards: Enterprise applications, InfoWorld, August 05, 2008
  4. ^ SourceForge
  5. ^ cnet Download GanttProject

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