[Product-Developers] Re: task/time tracking for multiple client projects

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Fri May 2 07:53:39 UTC 2008

Dylan Jay wrote:
> Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> Dylan Jay wrote:
>>> Thanks and if I did want to spend that much money then I'm sure its 
>>> good and its a plus supporting a company thats just down the road esp 
>>> one with so many people I know who work there...
>>> but I forgot to mention preferences for opensource.
>>> Whats the next best opensource alternative?
>> Probably Trac + the timing/estimation plugin.
>>> POI seems easy but is not multi project or use estimation.
>> Poi (I don't understand why people always think it's an acroynm) is 
>> really about tracking software projects.
> I mainly want to track software development. Just many projects at the 
> same time.

You can of course use many Poi instances for this. But Poi is meant to 
be simple, and so if you want one ticket body to track multiple 
projects, it probably won't work for you.

>>> Scrum seems a good fit but martin's oi.plum is just a toy :(
>> I'm not sure it's a toy. It's a planning tool, not a time tracker or 
>> something you'd use for billing. It works well for us for planning 
>> (although it's got some visual issues and a few annoying bugs I never 
>> get around to fixing).
> Sorry, no offence intended. It just didn't seem like it was heading to 
> be tracking tool, as it turns out it isn't.

None taken - just pointing out what it is. :)


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