Some days ago, we talk about the possibility of an Open Source Jira Software:
Exist at this moment one really good system to track tasks and Software projects that can be run On Premise or in SaaS (like Jira Software Cloud). And yes, Open Source.
If you are familiarized with Jira Software, probably you do not have problems with Taiga because is very easy to start. The personal subscription is free, see this picture to know the details: (up to 1 private project, unlimited public and up to 3 members in the private project).
The header buttons are those:
- A Projects Dashboard view
- A public projects/discovering view
- A typical My Projects section (to create new ones and manage the existents)
- A Notifications & Profile section with this list of options. Seems to be an App for mobiles.
In the other section of buttons we have the most used ones: A Dashboard of the history of actions in the project.
A section for the Epics:
If we click in an Epic , we will see the format of the issue/ticket.
Like in a Jira Epic you can link Stories, youn can fill the usual fields (like comments, description, title, labels, attachments, assignee, watchers,…) plus a custom configurable fields.
About the section called KANBAN Backlog. We can track in this view the Stories (tickets) and create new Stories and change in an easy way the status.
The Story user interface is like the Epic one. With a Custom fields section and Subtasks with Assignee and Status section.
Now, let’s see the Kanban board. It’s drag’n’drop and the columns can be collapsed. I think it needs a little bit of colour or a background image instead the gray part of the columns.
It has another section for Issues. And the Issues are not shown in the Kanban section, are used in a separated way. You can create queries and save it as filters like in Jira Software.
The Issue user interface is like the Story or the Epic view. We got another section called WIKI! It pretends to be like Confluence! very interesting…
Exist another section to manage the Roles/People and the Teams access.
Now, let’s take a look to the Settings section of the Project.
You can change the settings from PUBLIC PROJECT to PRIVATE PROJECT. See here more info about what does it means. About more thing we have a part to do Exportations of data/issues to CSV files.
About integrations, there are the most useful ones, like GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, Slack and possibility to create new WebHooks (like in Jira with Webhooks and the DVCS plugin.. and the Slack new plugin)
Like in Jira, Taiga has a public REST API. See here the documentation.
In my opinion TAIGA Software can be a good alternative to Jira Software for Open Source projects, very easy to configure and to implement, and the SaaS option is very very good.
We miss in TAIGA the large amount of plugins and Add-ons possibilities like in the Atlassian Marketplace and Ecosystem. Probably in the future TAIGA can be more stronger using a good ecosystem of Open people!.