How can I tell what version of Redmine I am using?

Added by Stephanie F. almost 9 years ago

This is probably a very newbie question, but I am trying to figure out which version of Redmine we are using.
I only have access to the issues website. I need to know that we're on 1.0.3 because that is supposed to fix the problem of not being able to move issues across projects. (detailed at think link: http://www.redmine.org/issues/6195)

I still can't move issues amongst project, and I'm wondering if somebody with more privileges needs to enable a setting.

Thanks in advance for assistance.

Replies (5)

RE: How can I tell what version of Redmine I am using? - Added by Amy E almost 9 years ago

You can see the version you are using under Administration/Information. Just click on the administration link, then on the information link.

RE: How can I tell what version of Redmine I am using? - Added by Bob Stein over 4 years ago

Not seeing any "administration" link. Update please? (Screenshot attached.)

redmine-overview.png - Redmine support site overview (121 KB)

RE: How can I tell what version of Redmine I am using? - Added by Leonel Iturralde over 4 years ago

Hi,
You need to have administrator permission to see administration.

RE: How can I tell what version of Redmine I am using? - Added by Graham McArdle almost 4 years ago

It does seem a bit restrictive to stop non-admins from knowing the version of Redmine. I wonder if this was policy or happen-stance.
As non-administrator the best you can do is narrow it down to the year of release by looking at the copyright date in the bottom-right corner.
From this I can see that (at time of writing) this redmine.org version is at least a year old. I would like to see the "Powered by Redmine" footer include the version, but having thought about it for a few moments I realise there is a security argument that this would make it easy for malware bots to search for unpatched instances of Redmine running versions with known vulnerabilities.
You can sometimes also narrow down the version a bit more by looking for features or behaviours that only began from a certain version, although the OP was facing the converse problem of finding out why the expected behaviour was not present.

RE: How can I tell what version of Redmine I am using? - Added by Bob Stein almost 4 years ago

Good reasoning, @GrahamMcArdle. But of course as you know, every time we rationalize security-by-obscurity, somewhere a fairie dies. Worse than breaking a pinkie promise.

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