Redmine is a free and open source, flexible web-based project management and bug-tracking tool,  written using the Ruby on Rails framework.

Redmine supports multiple projects, with its own wiki, forum, time tracker and issues management.

Moreover Redmine implements a plugin platform so can be customized depending on your requirements. Exists plugins to work with Kanban, Scrum, notification plugins or reports.

What I really like about Redmine is that although does not fix the way you must work, it contains enough options to work in any kind of project management approach.

Redmine can be installed in different ways:

  • Using webrick (not recommended in production environments).
  • Run with mongrel and fastcgi.
  • Using Passenger.
  • Or package Redmine into war and deploy into  Java container like Tomcat or Glassfish.

In this post I am going to show you how to package Redmine 1.3 into a war file so could be executed into Tomcat7 and Linux. In theory should be work with Glassfish, JBoss, or any other OS.

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