- Table of contents
- What is Redmine?
- Why use Redmine?
- Getting started
- How to use Redmine
- If all else fails, read the instructions
What is Redmine?¶
- Project management software
- Bug/feature tracking system
- Platform for collaboration
Why use Redmine?¶
For projects and on-going model development¶
- Planning tasks1
- Organizing work1
- Managing resources
Archive for developments of the institutes¶
- Preserving work after lifetime of projects
- New developments may become features of general model
Central location for project documentation¶
- All relevant texts and papers in one place
1 Also for one-person projects!
- Web based: https://code.zmaw.de
- Certificate warning: MPG is an acknowledged certificate authority, but some older webbrowsers do not recognize the corresponding root-certificates. You can download the necessary root certificates from the DFN-Verein. Just click the link named DER-Format for each of the three certificates available there and choose at least "Trust this CA to identify web-services" to import them to your browser.
- You can login with your ZMAW account (
firstname.lastname) and password
- You can't be added to projects before you have logged in to Redmine at least once!
- Most projects are private; contact the project managers after first successful login to ask for a membership
How to use Redmine¶
Starting a new issue: mind the tracker setting¶
- Deficiencies and errors of software → Bug
- Request or proposal of new functionality → Feature
- Problems using the software → Support
- Jobs that don't fit into a specific category → Task
- Forums -- informal discussion of questions or future features
- Wiki pages -- collection of notes and post-its that shouldn't be lost
- News bulletin -- broadcast of important events or results
2 Of course you may still just walk over and talk to people...
- Issue tracking and collaboration features may also be public
- Reference documentation for community
- Download area for distribution
Repository for your own work¶
- Add your extensions to feature list for future reference
- Please add
- Subversion (SVN) branch names and/or tags and/or final revision number
- As much documentation as possible (notes, papers, references etc.)
- A good3 description of your extensions and the ideas behind it, in your own words
3 'good' = still to be understood in three years' time
Help yourself to a private project¶
- Structuring your task4
- Time tracking/Deadlines
4 Not restricted to software development...
If all else fails, read the instructions¶
- Browse the Redmine User Information project
- Contact the local Redmine admins via firstname.lastname@example.org
- server or accessibility problems
- for new projects
- Grab them while you have the chance to talk about more advanced Redmine related topics!
- Jan Sellmann or Alexander Bugl for technical issues * Ralf Müller or Karl-Hermann Wieners for anything else