ProjectLibre

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ProjectLibre
Developer(s) Marc O'Brien, Laurent Chrettieneau
Initial release August 19, 2012
Stable release 1.5.8 / December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)
Development status Beta release 5
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, others coming
Type Project management software
License Common Public Attribution License
Website www.projectlibre.org

ProjectLibre is a project management software system. It intends to be a complete desktop replacement for Microsoft Project. ProjectLibre runs on the Java Platform, allowing it to run on the Linux, Mac OS or MS Windows operating systems.[1] It is being released under the Common Public Attribution License and thus qualifies as Free Software according to the Free Software Foundation.

ProjectLibre's initial release was in August 2012, being a fork of OpenProj. It has been voted as the open source Project of the Month[2] for October 2012 by the SourceForge community.

History and Current Status[edit]

ProjectLibre was developed by the founders of the abandoned project OpenProj. In late 2008 Projity was acquired by Serena Software. As of early 2009 support for OpenProj and communication about development of OpenProj was suspended. There were actually negative regressions with a few commits to the CVS

In 2012, the founders announced that they forked the project and released a new version called ProjectLibre in August 2012. The name of the fork is ProjectLibre. ProjectLibre is in the process of being totally rewritten so will technically not be a fork in the near future.[3]

Features[edit]

The current version includes:

Comparison to Microsoft Project[edit]

Compared to Microsoft Project, which it closely emulates, ProjectLibre has a similar user interface (UI) including a ribbon-style menu, and a similar approach to construction of a project plan: create an indented task list or work breakdown structure (WBS), set durations, create links (either by (a) mouse drag, (b) selection and then button-down, or (c) manually type in the 'predecessor' column), assign resources. The columns (fields) look the same as for Microsoft Project. Costing features are comparable: labour, hourly rate, material usage, and fixed costs: these are all provided.[4]

ProjectLibre Improvements[edit]

  • Import/export with Microsoft Project 2010
  • Printing
  • PDF exporting (without any restrictions)
  • New ribbon user interface
  • Full compatibility with Microsoft Project 2010
  • Many bug fixes and correction of issues that OpenProj encounters that are mentioned above

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