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Mastering Redmine - Second Edition

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Mastering Redmine - Second Edition


Overview of this book

Redmine is not only one of the popular open source project management applications but also one of the best project hosting and issue tracking solutions. This book is an update of our previous successful edition, Mastering Redmine. This book is a comprehensive guide that will give you a detailed practical understanding on how to effectively manage, monitor and administer complex projects using Redmine. You will get familiar with the concept of Issue Tracking and will get to know why and what makes Redmine one of the best issue trackers. Another main part of Redmine functionality, which is Managing projects shows why this is one of the best applications for project hosting. Furthermore, you will learn more about Redmine rich text formatting syntax, access control and workflow and time Tracking. Towards the end, you will unleash the power of custom fields and guides to show how to customize Redmine without breaking upgrade compatibility. By the end of the book, you will have a deep practical understanding on how to effectively monitor and manage large scale and complex projects using Redmine.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering Redmine Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Quick Syntax Reference

A review of some plugins

Can Redmine be used without plugins? Surely it can. Is Redmine thorough without plugins? I'm not sure whether it is—I haven't seen a Redmine installation that does not use any plugins. Anyway, if you can extend your installation with features that you need, why not do this?

Of course, we won't be able to review all the available plugins in this chapter. Therefore, we'll start with the ones that I believe are essential for any Redmine installation. Then we'll check a plugin that implements a highly anticipated feature that is missing in the Redmine core. Finally, we'll review plugins that are discussed by experienced Redmine users most often.

So, let's check out what amazing things can be done with some plugins. Under this section, we will review:

  • The Exception Handler plugin

  • The jsToolbar CodeRay Extension

  • The Monitoring and Controlling plugin

  • The Git Hosting plugin

  • The Agile plugin

The Exception Handler plugin

There is no perfect software—any application can throw an error...