There is a lot of similarity between these tools and Dave's original
post. At VCU, our central technology unit created their own (and I'm
lobbying to have the library be part of it). This is specifically for
tracking changes to production systems. It includes approval as well as
notification. Anyone can subscribe to email lists to get notifications.
This has made a positive difference university wide in terms of
communicating changes and potential outages. It has also surfaced how
many changes must be managed for the existing infrastructure. The public
side of it is at: http://go.vcu.edu/changes (notification option at
bottom of the page).
And back to my original point, they have since rolled the same code up
into a project management system. Perhaps they should have looked at
some of the suggestions below!
John Fink wrote:
> If you're at all handy with Ruby I'd check out Redmine (
> http://www.redmine.org/). Takes a lot of inspiration from Trac but does it
> better IMHO, especially with multiple projects. Works swimmingly with
> Apache's modrails.
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:07 PM, Greg Jansen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I think TRAC definitely fits this description. It is pretty customizable,
>> so you can adjust categories to your liking. (This requires a command-line
>> tool.) I would advise having a separate TRAC for each big project, so that
>> features like the timeline and roadmap don't become meaningless.
>> I've also seen JIRA used to good effect. It is commercial software, but
>> has an open API and is free for open source projects.
>> Greg Jansen
>> Digital Repository Developer
>> University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
>> On 2/10/2010 6:59 PM, Walker, David wrote:
>>> Can anyone here recommend an open source system for "change management"?
>>> Not version control, per se. But the process of requesting, reviewing,
>>> and approving changes to production systems.
>>> Does Trac fit into this category?
>>> David Walker
>>> Library Web Services Manager
>>> California State University
Head, Library Information Systems