Last week I went to a scrum training course, which is very insightful and interesting.
The course also suggested some scrum utilities, but none of them are open source.
After the course, I spent some time on finding a open source scrum software, preferably free. My criteria are:
- Open source and free.
- Able to be hosted on Linux
- Provide web interface
I’ve tested express, it has very beautiful and professional interface. Unfortunately, I cannot make it work beyond the registration screen, as it keeps telling me registration mail is failed to send.
Caius suggests agilo, a plug works upon trac. But given I never like the interface of trac, so I won’t bother to install it.
Then I find icescrum2. At the current stage, well, it is not for the end users yet. Still need quite a good deal of work to polish ,such as:
- No intuitive way to activate and start a sprint.
- Expected home directory is in
- Expected location of configure.properties in the [webapps]/[icescrum2]/,
yet the actual location of that file is in [webapps]/[icescrum2]/META-INF/icescrum2/config/configuration.properties
It also forces user to start on sprint 1, which is inconvenient for scrum project which just migrate to icescrum2.
I can post detail of installation instruction for F-12 if anyone interested.
Maybe even make rpm for it.