I have a small project I want to carry out.

I need an open source Project Tracker which could integrate with Subversion and has a Scrum oriented UI.

I'm trying to raise this as a client server on a windows server or similar.

There is probably more than one.

Is there any with this characteristics?


  • Decent Project tracking
  • Scrum oriented UI
  • Open Source (or useful as Free version)
  • SVN integration
  • Liftable on a win based server.
  • Bugtrackers and Project Trackers aren't the same, Project Trackers could contain a Bugtracker...

Trac is an obvious choice. We provide its "cloud" installation in fazend.com for free, together with Subversion.

  • Does it provide any kind of agile methodologies synergy? – apacay May 20 '11 at 14:12
  • What is "agile methodologies synergy"? Could you please elaborate the term? – yegor256 May 20 '11 at 22:04
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    I mean, User stories, the "How do you test it" on each task, a Burndown chart, values from the poker planning, etc... Are those stuff handled by trac?, are those pluginable to trac? – apacay May 23 '11 at 13:19
  • I never used them, but this is the list of plugins available for Trac: trac-hacks.org. I think that you will be able to find most of these features there. – yegor256 May 23 '11 at 14:47
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    I've been using it a bit, is good, one of the best on the net. But not as agile as was looking for. – apacay Jul 20 '11 at 14:03

I would recommend Pivotal Tracker. The open source version of the project is free to use and hosted on their site.

  • Decent Project tracking - Great UI, burn down charts, iterations, and icebox ready out of box
  • Scrum oriented UI - Check
  • Open Source (or useful as Free version) - Check
  • SVN integration - not sure about this one. I know there is a git integration and their are callback URLs as well.
  • Liftable on a win based server - well, you wouldn't have to host it, so this might work out for you.
  • Bugtrackers and Project Trackers aren't the same, Project Trackers could contain a Bugtracker - has bug tracking capabilities as they're handled in SCRUM, make a new task for them and associate them with previously created stories
  • I've tried it. It is very visual but has no integration or whatsoever with SVN. – apacay Jul 20 '11 at 14:07
  • are you consider using git? I would recommend it for an open source project. Git hub is a great resource and has a large community of support. You'll probably get some help with your project more quickly than your own hosted version of the code. – Michael Merchant Jul 20 '11 at 17:11
  • Pivotal Tracker is not open source, and there appears to be no open source version hosted on their web site. Do you mean that it is offered as a service for no charge to open source projects? – mattdm Oct 19 '11 at 2:32

I would highly recommend Agilefant. We use it for scrum at our company, and so far it has worked great. It is web based, and can easily be installed on a internal server. It is MIT licensed. It was developed based on research made by the Aalto University's Software Process Research Group.

  • +1 — the first answer to actually suggest an open source product focused on agile project management. – mattdm Oct 19 '11 at 2:36

Redmine works too. It has built-in calendar, gantt chart, wiki, news, files, documents modules that you can take advantage of. It integrates well with version control systems such as git, Subversion, CVS, etc. This is free.

  • Is it scrum oriented? – apacay May 12 '11 at 13:37
  • Is it a project tracker or a bug tracker? – apacay May 12 '11 at 14:03
  • @apacay, yes to all questions – setzamora May 12 '11 at 16:40
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    and... Has any agile methodologies integration? User stories, the "How do you test it" on each task, a Burndown chart, values from the poker planning, etc... Are those stuff handled by Redmine?, are those pluginable to Redmine? – apacay May 23 '11 at 13:25
  • Redmine plugin to add some agile tools: redminebacklogs.net – mattdm Feb 15 '12 at 18:40

]project-open[ is open-source and includes both SCRUM and agile methodologies as well as an SVN integration. Installers are available for Win* and Linux. It's a pretty big system though, so it might take some time to set it up.

Affiliation: Please note that I'm a member of the ]po[ team.

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    Interesting. How do you pronounce ]po[? – Deer Hunter Jun 5 '13 at 21:11
  • ]po[ is "project open" :-) Sorry for the shameless self promotion, but had little else to add... – fraber Jun 17 '13 at 14:34

I used TFS for quite some time and enjoyed its integration with source control. However, it is not open source...and it has almost lead me to a different direction. Although the concept of tying SCC to the task tracking, it almost became more of a chore for the development team.

I started to wonder what benefits I was actually getting from tying the source control to the reporting utility, etc.? What are your main goals for this integration? Is it just one interface IDE that everyone can use?

I really like using tools like RallyDev (free up to a certain size team) and VersionOne...basically easy to use interfaces that have a pretty strong community behind them. I know it isn't what you requested, but wanted to:

1) Understand your needs to SCC integration and 2) Provide you with a couple of other options that might work for a smaller team for free (RallyDev)


Recommend Microsoft Project 2010. It includes an interactive module to help effectively visualize and manage resources. Microsoft Project 2010 improves productivity through a simple and intuitive user experience and enhances collaboration and reporting. Although it is not free but you can get a free 60-day trial for evaluation. I will recommend you to try Project Management Standard 2010 to see how it fits your needs.

  • certainly this isn't what I was looking for. Has no integration with code versioning, and I didn't see any agile plugin to it. Is there any? Is it good enough to pay for it? – apacay Jul 20 '11 at 14:07
  • Original poster asked for "open source" tool; evaluation periods don't qualify as "open source" :) – balinjdl Jun 12 '13 at 12:18

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