Microsoft project

Dear all,
I would like to ask you if there is anything similar that microsoft project that can help me organize a demanding task? I have different colleagues running different tasks and I want to be able to track major and minor details.

What do you have in mind?


For Gnome there is planner.

There are several, but whether any one meets your needs depends on what those needs are.

From what I remember of the appalling MS project (ok, that’s actually a bit unfair…in some ways it is a reasonable app, with a few appalling aspects, and which, in later versions encourages you to work in ways that make your project more likely to fail), it is ‘well integrated’ with MS’s own mail system, although I’m not fully conversant with developments in the latest version.

Now, if you just want to do planning with Gantt charts, distribute those and have others be able to read them and maybe comment upon them, there are probably several apps that would satisfy your needs.

On the other hand, if you can’t possibly settle for a single feature-ette less than is available in the latest version of MS Project, you are probably going to have a harder time. (Although anything might get printing better than the wonderful MS did in some versions, where Project really didn’t work conveniently with any MS operating system, if you used a different default paper size and printer for printing plans that for your day-to-day printing.)

On 04/21/2011 04:36 PM, alaios wrote:
> microsoft project

i’ve see that run before, so i don’t know the specifics of you want, but
one of these from my standard list of places to find replacement or
alternative software for windows apps might have something for you:

[openSUSE 11.3 + KDE4.5.5 + Thunderbird3.1.8 via NNTP]
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Thank you very much for your answers.
Unfortunately was unable to find planner for Gnome as could not find any repository for that.

I would like to have one application for that.

Best Regards

It’s in the standard 11.4 Repo: Standard (and in 11.0, 11.2 etc.)
Or 1-Click install here: 1-click

Edit: This the search:

I believe it is installed by defaultwith the desktop. I could be wrong, but I seem to recall removing it, and just installed it again from YaST after doing a search for planner. Should be in the Office category of More Applications in the menu. YMMV.

You are right for 11.4 Gnome. Funny, I was looking at it earlier. On a very quick look, it seemed basic compared to MS Project (IIRC that is their main offering).

Taskjuggler used to be available in the distro (not now), but search the OBS. That is more of an industrial strength app for project management, and I think it is still offered with Novell’s commercial enterprise product (SLED).

There is also openproj which can be found in the OBS
(Contrib repository)
You can look at
to get an idea about it.

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Write now I am trying out openproj. Could you please tell me if it is possible to put reminders? A task might be lasting for months. How is it possible to have some reminders about facts and things you might need during the task’s duration?


These are two of the best replacements for MS Project:

  1. OpenProj - considered as the number one open source project management application as a complete desktop replacement for Microsoft Project. It can do everything that Project does and even open existing native Project files.
    Some of OpenProj Features:
    -Gantt chart
    -PERT graph
    -Resource Breakdown Structure chart
    -Task usage reports
    -Work Breakdown Structure chart

  2. dotProject - web-based, multi-user, multi-language Project Management application that is an open source replacement for Microsoft Project. It has a very similar user interface with MS Project, but extending to include project management functionality.
    Features include:
    -Projects and Tasks
    -Companies, Departments and Contacts
    -ToDo lists
    -Gantt charts
    -Generating reports
    -Archive of all activities

You can either choose OpenProj if you wish to have an application that runs on desktop or dotProject if you wish to have a web-based application. Other alternatives can also be found here:
You can check these project management software with a comparison table about its features.

Another good project management software is Latitude. It’s an application that you will have to install in your desktop, This runs faster and has more functionality than the web-based. Users can be notified by the tasks or schedules they have.

Other features include CRM, document control, quoting and invoicing job costs, generate gannt chart reports of timesheets, projects, etc.

Looks like no one’s mentioned this before, but you might want to consider web apps. This means participants only need a web browser to access. Some are even cloud based and can be obtained as SaaS. Here’s a review of some candidates:

Top 10 Open Source Web-Based Project Management Software