Jim D's picture

Looking for help in creating appliance for qdPM Project Management.



Interested user and Web Designer / Developer. Very busy don't have a lot of time.

Running already on Turnkey Lamp Server.

Moderate Linux Skills. Not directly connected to qdPM project. Just love the software.

Best Project Management Apllication I've found after MUCH searching.

Let me know if you would like to help.

Thanks in advance.


Jeremy Davis's picture

But one thing that turns me off is that the free version will not have further development (only bugfixes and core updates). I know that coders/developers need to eat too, but I don't think that a crippleware model is a particularly good way to go.

Having said that, as it is legitimately Open Source amd certainly no worse than other (IMO) software that has (or will probably) make it into the TKL library. So if it's as good as it sounds (and I must admit I'm interested in having a look) then it may well be worth creating a patch of it. If you want to push forward development of this as an appliance then I would suggest you look into creating a TKLPatch (I'm guessing that's what you';re asking for help with?)

From my experience with web apps such as this (although without actually checking the installer out - ie guessing) the install occurs in 2 stages; an initial 'install' (which is generally a download that is placed in the /var/www folder), followed by a secondary 'install' from within the web browser.

The first part is really easy to script (and thus put into a patch), but the 2nd part can be pretty tricky. It may not be the same but you may find some interest/ideas by reading through my first endevours of creating a patch (TKLPatch for KnowledgeTree).

Good luck :)

Cindy's picture

Hi! qdPM has a  RSS, CRM or CMS module?

qdPM 's picture

qdPM has a feature to add extra fields to any entity so if what is there is not enough, you can basically add CMS capability at project, task, ticket, discussion level by adding a text field such a text field with WYSIWYG editor.

qdPM Extended as many more features including a wiki at site and project level.


Jeremy Davis's picture

As I have never used it (although perhaps I should give it a go).

Also I'd like to revise some of what i wrote above. I'm not sure if things have changed since I last looked at it, but it seems that I need to swallow some of my previous words...

It seems that the qdPM devs changed their mind and ported some of the qdPM-Extended features to qdPM after all. And also, on second look I notice that the 'Extended' (ie pay for) version is also open source so perhaps I souldn't have been so quick to cast doubt on the devs. :)

qdPM 's picture

qdPM has a list of Users. You can add extra fields to the User entity to expand what yuo record about each.

qdPM Extended has separate Contact function and again you can add Extra Fields.

Jim D's picture

qdPM is:

A Project Management Application

It's based on:

PHP / MySQL basically

It's built on:

The Symfony Framework

We choose it because:

For our Web Design / Development and Graphic Design Business it offers the best balance of features / ease of use I was able to find after a lot of searching.

I wanted a self hosted application that could be run on Shared Hosting or a Local Server.

I wanted something our team could use to mange projects and tasks easily without a lot of unnecessary features or complexity that would get in the way.

Looked at Tracks, Redmine, Dotproject, Tine 2.0 and lots of others.
Many are good for many reasons, just didn't quite fit.

I just emailed developer to look at Blueprint in hopes of moving appliance forward.

Love Turnkey Appliances and wanted to share with community.

Jim D

Great Bear Design

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