is an open-source cross-platform Java application that can be used
for the management of projects. Different components of
GanttProject have been
under the GPL and Apache licenses.
The project is described:
GanttProject is a free and easy to use Gantt chart based project scheduling and management tool. Our major features include:
Task hierarchy and dependencies, Gantt chart, Resource load chart,
Generation of PERT chart, PDF and HTML reports,
MS Project import/export, WebDAV based groupwork.
The learn about
document explains more of the project's features and
show some examples of what an older version of GanttProject looks like.
Version 2.0.8 of GanttProject was recently
The major improvement in GanttProject 2.0.8 is that task web links now appear in PDF and HTML exports. Besides, those who use filesystem paths as web links, now can specify relative path to a file from .gan file location. GanttProject 2.0.8 also includes a few bugfixes and localization improvements for Croatian, Japanese and Colombian users.
Installation of GanttProject 2.0.8 on an Ubuntu 8.04 system was
fairly straightforward. The software was
downloaded and unzipped.
The prerequisite Sun Java Runtime Environment was
The ganttproject.sh startup file was given execute status and
run, the application started up as expected.
GanttProject is easy to figure out. There are top-level tabs for
creating charts and resources (people). Tasks can be added, assigned
date ranges and a variety of other attributes. Tasks can be tied to
other prececessor tasks and assigned to people.
It only took a few minutes of poking around the software to create a
new project, produce a simple Gantt chart and output a PostScript
file that was suitable for printing.
GanttProject is not alone in its ability to generate Gantt charts
Planner is a
project management tool for the GNOME desktop environment and
TaskJuggler is yet
another project management tool. Both of these applications
have a broader project management scope.
If your needs only require generating Gantt charts, GanttProject
is a straightforward application that can be used to easily
produce professional looking results.
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