How to Install Redmine - A Project Management Tool

Installing Redmine could be a bit typical if you haven’t already worked with “Ruby on Rails”. It is not because it needs knowledge of Ruby on Rails, but it has dependency on some of the related software. Installation of these software make take some basic knowledge or ‘hit ‘n try’. We are trying to summarize the steps in sequence here (tried for windows only):
  • Visit to Redmine WIKI for installation instructions. These are useful, but a bit confusing for a new user to Ruby. Still you will get some good information from here, almost complete. 
    • http://www.redmine.org/wiki/redmine/RedmineInstall 
  • Download the latest stable version of Redmine from the SVN.
    • http://www.redmine.org/wiki/redmine/Download 
  • You need to download a few other softwares which are given below with corresponding website. Make sure to follow the version compatibility matrix given on RedmineInstall page at WIKI. Also please note that installing "Rails" may install Rake and Rack automatically. You can check that from the log on screen. If it is installing these, you are done with these installations and hence can skip the steps for their installation and directly go to installation of mysql using gem
    • Rake - http://rake.rubyforge.org/ 
    • RubyGems - http://rubygems.org/pages/download 
    • Ruby – Ruby Installer - http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/ 
    • Rack - http://rack.rubyforge.org/ 
    • MySql – http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ 
  • If you are downloading the Stable Version of Redmine, then you will find the rails in the vendor directory of Redmine root folder.
  • Now at first, install the Ruby using Ruby Installer. Enable the option to include it in system path