: I want to know. Should I put up with it for a month and a half, or go with the Bugzilla I already have?
I'm working in a distributed team on an open source software project. (Specifically, I'm helping the GNOME marketing team
get the word out about the April 6 release of GNOME 3
.) It's getting unwieldy to keep our roadmap and TODO list in a wiki table
. So it's time to switch to task-tracking software, a.k.a project management software.
We already have an installation of Collabtive
lying around. I've begun poking around it, and my current assessment agrees with darth_tedious's
. Pretty in certain ways, but buggy. And it's unintuitive -- for example, the only way to create a task is to click on a date in the calendar, and I can't create that task until I've created a tasklist to assign it to.
(The developers prefer
that users report bugs in the forum
, so the developers can decide whether the bugs deserve to go into the real Collabtive development bug tracker
. That seems odd to me.)
So I'm pretty dubious about Collabtive. But that's what we have installed, and I don't want to bug our mostly-volunteer sysadmins and make them install something else when we have so little time (even though Redmine
looks tasty). So it's either Collabtive or our existing, well-used Bugzilla instance for tasktracking, but Bugzilla doesn't have the kind of project management affordances I want; for example, if we use Bugzilla, then I'll have to futz about with reports to get a calendar-y roadmap.
Your Collabtive experience? Help me decide whether to put up with Collabtive for a month and a half. (Right now I'm leaning towards Bugzilla.)