|TaskJuggler 3.0.0 - First stable release available now!||Chris Schlaeger||11/2/11 12:24 PM|
Hello TaskJuggler Users!When I started to work on TaskJuggler exactly 10 years ago, I was trying to write a tool that would help me with my day job. At this time the SUSE product portfolio was expanding quickly and the development team was growing almost every day. I needed a tool to help me keep track of my deliverables, my teams and my deadlines. The solutions that were available at the time did not provide what I was looking for and were not compatible with a Linux-based workflow.
So, I started to write my own project management tool that would work well with my style of working. TaskJuggler grew quickly and being Open Source it was adopted by many other users and even some developers. During this time, I learned a lot about project management software and realized some of the design mistakes I had made. About 5 years ago, I felt that it was time to make use of the lessons learned and start over again. That journey took much longer than I thought, but I'm happy to announce that I've reached a point where this new version has matured enough to be called a stable release again.
With that, I'm happy to announce that the first stable release of TaskJuggler III is ready for immediate download. TaskJuggler 3.0.0 is a modern and very powerful, open source project management system that runs on Linux, Unix-like operating systems, Windows and MacOSX.
To install TaskJuggler, see the installation instructions.
In case you find a bug, please follow the steps described in the manual.
Developers and other folks that want to contribute are encouraged to check
TaskJuggler is a modern and powerful, Free and Open Source Software project management tool. Its new approach to project planing and tracking is more flexible and superior to the commonly used Gantt chart editing tools.
TaskJuggler is project management software for serious project managers. It covers the complete spectrum of project management tasks from the first idea to the completion of the project. It assists you during project scoping, resource assignment, cost and revenue planing, risk and communication management.
TaskJuggler provides an optimizing scheduler that computes your project time lines and resource assignments based on the project outline and the constraints that you have provided. The built-in resource balancer and consistency checker offload you from having to worry about irrelevant details and ring the alarm if the project gets out of hand. The flexible as-many-details-as-necessary approach allows you to plan your project as you go, making it also ideal for new management strategies such as Extreme Programming and Agile Project Management.
Thanks to all Contributors and Users
Over the past 10 years, many people contributed to the project in may ways. The list is too large to list them all and I'm sure I'll forget somebody! TaskJuggler has been shipped with many Linux distributions and even the TaskJuggler beta versions have been downloaded almost 15.000 times by now. Thank you! You have helped to make TaskJuggler the great program that it is today!