Keep tabs on your prjects with GanttProject
Dec 17, 2009, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)
[ Thanks to Linux User &
Developer magazine for this link. ]
"01 Install GanttProject
Since GanttProject is written in Java, it requires the Java Runtime
Environment (JRE) in order to run. Make sure that the Sun JRE is
installed on your system, then download and unpack the archive
containing the latest version of GanttProject. Launch the
application using the ganttproject.sh script in the resulting
"02 Set up a new project
To create a new project, choose Project>New. The Create New
Project wizard will guide you through the process of setting up
your project. Start with providing information about the project.
Press the Next button and select an appropriate project domain.
Press Next to move to the next step.
"03 Specify holidays and weekends
To successfully schedule the project and its stages, you have to
specify public holidays for your country and select the appropriate
weekend days. If your country is not on the list, select none, and
you can manually specify holidays later.
"04 Define roles
Before you start adding users to your project, you should define
their roles. To do this, choose Edit>Settings and select the
Resource Roles section. Now specify as many roles as you need. For
example, a documentation project may include the Writer,
Proofreader and Editor roles."