OpenProject 10: Drag & drop, card view and graphs
We are proud to announce the release of OpenProject 10. The release adds drag & drop to the work package list, adds a new card view and provides a new project dashboard page.
Cloud Edition and Enterprise Edition users can use graphs to display important project information.
What is new in OpenProject 10?
Drag & Drop in work package listWhen you plan a project, you often need to move tasks, phases and milestones around to adjust their order. With OpenProject 10 you can easily reorder your work packages by using manual sorting.
Simply drag any work package to the desired location to reorder your project plan. You can also change the hierarchy by easily moving a task e.g. from the first hierarchy level to a deeper hierarchy.
When you group the work package list based on an attribute (e.g. the assignee, project or status), you can easily change an attribute by dropping a work package to a different group. Want to change the assignee? Simply drag and drop a work package to a different assignee group.
Cards view for work packagesThe work package view is extended in OpenProject 10. In addition to the list view and the Gantt chart view, it is possible to display work packages in a card format.
This provides an easy visual overview of the tasks in a project.
Updated project overview pageOpenProject 10 introduces an updated project overview page. You can now easily add, edit and remove widgets – directly from the project overview page.
You can freely configure how many columns should be displayed on the project overview page.
Graphs on project overview page (Cloud / Enterprise Edition)As a user of the Cloud or Enterprise Edition, you can add graphs to the overview page. This enables you to visualize important project information – directly form the project overview page.
Therefore, you can quickly communicate e.g. who is assigned to which work packages, how many tasks are still open and more. To give you maximum flexibility, you can choose from seven different types of graphs, such as bar charts, pie charts and line graphs.
As a result, you quickly see your project’s status and can act accordingly.
Updated administration menu and structureThe administration area is completely remodeled in OpenProject 10. Due to the changes, the administration menu is much more clearly structured.
Additionally, the administration overview page now highlights the different admin entries for quick access.
Checkboxes and sticky headers for wiki pages, work packages, etc.Wiki pages, work package descriptions, wiki pages and other modules with text content are now more user-friendly.
You can easily add checkboxes in order to create to do lists. Afterwards, you can easily check off items which have been completed.
Additionally, the toolbar is now fixed at the top and no longer scrolls along with the page. Thus, you can easily edit even long texts on a wiki page.
Performance improvementsOpenProject 10 significantly improves the performance, especially for the work package page. Due to description caching work packages are loaded swiftly.
Technical restriction to SSO enterprise featureSingle-Sign-On functionality is an Enterprise-Edition feature but was not properly restricted in Community Editions up to version 10.0. These authentication modes are now being restricted as designed. Community-Edition users with SSO will have to be reinvited to use the internal authentication.
Installation and UpdatesTo use OpenProject 10 right away, create an instance on OpenProject.org.
Prefer to run OpenProject 10 in your own infrastructure?
Here you can find the Installation guidelines for OpenProject.
Want to upgrade from a Community version to try out graphs? Get a 14 days free trial token.
Migrating to OpenProject 10Follow the migration guide for the packaged installation or the migration guide for the manual installation to update your OpenProject installation to OpenProject 10.0.
We update hosted OpenProject environments (Cloud Edition) automatically.
SupportYou will find useful information in the OpenProject FAQ or you can post your questions in the Forum.
Release NotesPlease refer to the OpenProject 10.0 Release Notes for an overview of the new and improved features, as well as a list of fixed bugs.
CreditsSpecial thanks go to all OpenProject contributors without whom this release would not have been possible:
What’s next?We are continuously developing new features and improvements for OpenProject.
The next release will include project reports.
Take a look at the release timeline to see the upcoming features and releases.
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Author: Robin Wagner
Date of publication: September 23, 2019
Image rights: Open Project GmbH