GForge 4.5.11 review

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GForge is a Web-based collaborative development environment

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Tim Perdue
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GForge is a Web-based collaborative development environment. GForge is based on a fork of the 2.61 SourceForge code, which used to be available via anonymous CVS from VA Software, but has been extensively rewritten and enhanced.

GForge has tools to help your team collaborate, like message forums and mailing lists; tools to create and control access to Source Code Management repositories like CVS and Subversion.

GForge automatically creates a repository and controls access to it depending on the role settings of the project.

Aditional Tools

Manage File Releases
Document Management
News announcements
Surveys for users and admins
Issue tracking with "unlimited" numbers of categories, text fields, etc
Task management

Here are some key features of "GForge":
A Web site for every project
Versioning via CVS
Shell access to the server for the developers
A web site for project coordination and comunication between team members:
Discussion Forums - For discussions between team members
Bug tracking - Allow registration and administration of bugs
Support requests, patch submissions, and enhancement requests
Comunication between project members using mailing lists
Sharing of documentation
Handling of todo lists, tasks, etc
File uploads/releases
Posting of news - Every project can have its own news items.
Code Snippets - Provides of a basic knowledgebase that can contain code fragments, HOWTOs, etc.

Linux Operating System
PostgreSQL 7.1 or later
Apache 1.3.22 or later
openssl 0.9.4 or later
mod_ssl 2.4.10 or later (included in Apache 2.0 and later)
PHP 4.0.4 or later (note that you'll need to have PHP built with the command line interface support, which only comes standard with PHP 4.3 or later)
php-pgsql (enable it with --with-pgsql when building PHP, or install it as package)
php-mbstring (enable it with --with-mbstring when building PHP, or install it as package)

What's New in This Release:
A number of small bugfixes.

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