[K12OSN] project management for windows on linux

Rob Owens robowens at myway.com
Tue Feb 8 15:39:54 UTC 2005

Thanks for the info.  By the way, I think mrproject has been replaced (renamed?) by "planner".

I have been experimenting a little bit w/ Cygwin.  Pretty neat.


 --- On Tue 02/08, Petre Scheie < petre at maltzen.net > wrote:
From: Petre Scheie [mailto: petre at maltzen.net]
To: robowens at myway.com, k12osn at redhat.com
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 09:07:56 -0600
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] project management for windows on linux

Going to freshmeat.net and searching for 'project manager' turned up a bunch of <br>things.  One I did not see on the list but may be worth checking into is <br>mrproject, for gnome.  Several of the hits on freshmeat appear to be web-based, <br>which means Windows users could access them with no special tools.  If, however, <br>you find a project manager that only runs under X, check out XLiveCD: it's a CD <br>image (which you put onto a CD) and when you put it in a Windows machine, it <br>automatically launches Cygwin's X server.  It has an option to install the X <br>server onto the hard drive.  Then you could use putty to create public keys on <br>each user's desktop machine, copy those to the Linux server, which would then <br>allow you to run an ssh session that automatically calls, say, mrproject, and it <br>would be displayed on the user's Windows box via the CygWin X server.  It may be <br>possible to do this using telnet/rsh instead of ssh, but ssh can more easily <!
br>take care of getting the DISPLAY variable set correctly.<br><br>Petre<br><br>Rob Owens wrote:<br>> This is kind of a 2-part question.  First, what's a good open source project management application for linux?  Need something similar to Microsoft Project.  I've read about Planner, but there are apparently many others out there.  Second, what's the simplest way to enable windows-users to access this application, which will probably be running on its own linux server?  If it was the other way around (linux users accessing a windows application), I know I'd use rdesktop.<br>> <br>> This is for a small company and there's not much concern about network security inside the building.  This means that network activity doesn't need to be encrypted or anything, and login to the linux machine would preferably be automatic w/ no passwords (just click on a windows icon and the application launches).  <br>> <br>> I'm trying to save the company money, but they're not yet convinced that!
 they can give up MS.  This would be the first of many baby s!
The final step, of course, would be all-linux, and most likely ltsp. The company is currently considering buying MS Project.<br>> <br>> -Rob<br>> <br>> _______________________________________________<br>> No banners. No pop-ups. No kidding.<br>> Make My Way your home on the Web - http://www.myway.com<br>> <br>> _______________________________________________<br>> K12OSN mailing list<br>> K12OSN at redhat.com<br>> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn<br>> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org><br>> <br>

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