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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

Chapter 3. Configuring Redmine

When talking about the web interface (that is, not system files), all of the global configuration of Redmine can be done on the Settings page of the Administration menu. This is actually the page that this chapter is based on (it has many tabs; the other administration pages will be reviewed in the appropriate chapters later). Some settings on this page, however, depend on special system files or third-party tools that need to be installed. And these are the other things that we will discuss.

You might expect to see detailed explanations of all the administration settings here, but instead, we will only review a few of them in detail, as I believe that the others do not need to be explained or can easily be tested. So generally, we will focus on hard-to-understand settings and those settings that need to be configured additionally in some special way or have some obscurities.

So, why should you read this chapter if you are not an administrator? Some features...