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Jan Niggemann (redmine.org team member), 2013-08-27 19:48
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h1. Redmine
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Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
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Redmine is open source and released under the terms of the "GNU General Public License v2":http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html (GPL).
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*Please read the section "Online demo" below before posting test issues on the production tracker.*
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h2. Features
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Some of the main features of Redmine are:
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* Multiple projects support
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* Flexible role based access control
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* Flexible issue tracking system
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* Gantt chart and calendar
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* News, documents & files management
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* Feeds & email notifications
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* Per project wiki
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* Per project forums
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* Time tracking
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* Custom fields for issues, time-entries, projects and users
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* SCM integration (SVN, CVS, Git, Mercurial, Bazaar and Darcs)
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* Issue creation via email
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* Multiple LDAP authentication support
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* User self-registration support
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* Multilanguage support
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* Multiple databases support
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Read more about [[Features|Redmine features]].
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h2. Documentation
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You can read the [[Guide|Redmine guide]]. 
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Other resources:
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* [[Changelog]]
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* [[FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]]
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* [[HowTos]]
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* [[Plugins]]
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* [[Themes]]
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* [[Logo|Logo and Icon]]
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* [[ThirdPartyTools|Third Party Tools]]
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h2. Online demo 
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A shared online demo can be found at http://demo.redmine.org/. It's been setup to give registered users the ability to create their own projects. This means once you register, you can create your own project on there and try out the project administration features.
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Alternatively, you can get your own Redmine demo environment at http://m.redmine.org with full administrator privileges after filling a simple form. 
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h2. Support & getting help
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For getting help or discussing about Redmine, you can browse the "Redmine forums":http://www.redmine.org/projects/redmine/boards hosted right here in Redmine. We also have a fairly [[IRC|active chatroom]] -  join #redmine on the "freenode":http://freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml IRC network. Some more information about [[IRC]] [[IRC|is here]]
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Before submitting a bug report, a patch or a feature request here, please read the [[Submissions|Submission guidelines]].
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h2. Contributing and helping out
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Redmine is built and maintained by community volunteers. If you enjoy using it and would like to give back to the community, the [[Contribute]] page has several ideas. Software development experience is not required. Check out the [[Teams]] Page if you are interested in a specific area to contribute regularly.
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You can also make a donation and get listed on the [[Donors|Redmine Donors page]].
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h2. Who uses Redmine?
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[[WeAreUsingRedmine|This page lists]] some companies and projects using Redmine.
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h2. Redmine book
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_Mastering Redmine_ is a comprehensive guide with tips, tricks and best practices for using Redmine.
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!{width:80px}/attachments/download/8856/mastering_redmine.jpg!:http://www.packtpub.com/mastering-redmine/book
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You can "buy it online":http://www.packtpub.com/mastering-redmine/book.