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Developer(s) Jean-Philippe Lang
Initial release 0.1.0 / June 25, 2006 (2006-06-25)
Stable release 2.5.2 (July 6, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-07-06)[1]) [±]
Development status Active
Written in Ruby on Rails
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Project management software, Bug tracking system
License GNU General Public License v2

Redmine is a free and open source, web-based project management and bug-tracking tool. It includes a calendar and Gantt charts to aid visual representation of projects and their deadlines. It handles multiple projects. Redmine provides integrated project management features, issue tracking, and support for various version control systems.

The design of Redmine is significantly influenced by Trac, a software package with some similar features.

Redmine is written using the Ruby on Rails framework. It is cross-platform and cross-database.



Redmine is reported to have more than 80 major installations worldwide.[2] Among the users of Redmine are Ruby.


Following concerns with the way the feedback and patches from the Redmine community were being handled[3] a group of Redmine developers created a fork of the project in February 2011.[4] The fork was initially named Bluemine, but changed to ChiliProject. As of 2014, the ChiliProject fork is generally considered to be a zombie project, as only security updates have occurred in the last year.[5] Moreover, the leader of the fork moved on from ChiliProject development in 2012.[6] Finally, the last activity on the ChiliProject Devel list was July 2013,[7] and the most recent commit was August 2013.[8] However, there is a fork of ChiliProject called OpenProject, which is being actively worked on.

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  1. ^ "News". Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Redmine - They Are Using Redmine". Redmine. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  3. ^ "ChiliProject – Why fork". Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  4. ^ "Introducing ChiliProject – A community fork of Redmine". Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  5. ^ "ChiliProject Blog". Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  6. ^ "ChiliProject". Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  7. ^ "ChiliProject Devel". Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  8. ^ "chiliproject/chiliproject". Retrieved 2014-05-21. 

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