OpenProject 10.4 is here. The new release of the open source project management software contains a new time tracking widget for the My page which facilitates visualizing and logging time spent on your tasks. Additionally, cost reports can now be exported to Excel.
Cloud and Enterprise Edition users can now choose between the default OpenProject theme, a light theme and a dark theme. This provides a good starting point for further customization.
What is new in OpenProject 10.4?
Spent time widget on My page
Tracking your own time is a lot easier with OpenProject 10.4. The release replaces the existing Spent time widget on your personal My page with a modern time tracking overview. You can now easily see your logged time in a comprehensive weekly calendar view.
The tasks you worked on are color-coded. Therefore, you see right away which tasks you spent the most time on in the current week. Viewing or changing your logged hours is also a lot easier – simply drag and drop the time block to the correct day to make a change.
Export cost reports to Excel
Having the ability to export cost reports was one of the most requested features. With OpenProject 10.4 you can just that. From your cost report set the appropriate filters and export it as an Excel document.
The Excel spreadsheet lists the tracked time, cost, as well as the different cost types. This makes it very easy to perform further computations or to forward the data to someone else, e.g. your accounting department.
Light and dark theme for OpenProject (Premium feature)
Cloud and Enterprise Edition users can now easily customize the look and feel of their OpenProject environment by using a custom logo and adjusting the color theme. With OpenProject 10.4 this gets a lot easier – thanks to default themes. Simply choose between the OpenProject theme, the light theme and the dark theme.
These themes are optimized and fulfill accessibility requirements. You can further customize them by starting with one of the default themes and adjusting individual colors based on your needs.
Updated menus for project and system administration
The menus in the project and system administration are updated with OpenProject 10.4. Wherever possible the tab navigation has been replaced with sub menus.
The other tabs menus have been updated to a modern layout. Additionally, the email settings have moved out into their own menu item in the system administration.
Usability improvements and bug fixes
OpenProject 10.4 introduces several usability improvements and bug fixes. For a complete overview of the bug fixes, refer to the OpenProject 10.4 release notes.
Installation and Updates
To use OpenProject 10.4 right away, create an instance on OpenProject.org.
Prefer to run OpenProject 10.4 in your own infrastructure?
Here you can find the Installation guidelines for OpenProject.
Want to upgrade from a Community version to try out the light or dark theme? Get a 14 days free trial token.
Migrating to OpenProject 10.4
Follow the upgrade guide for the packaged installation or Docker installation to update your OpenProject installation to OpenProject 10.4.
We update hosted OpenProject environments (Cloud Edition) automatically.
Please refer to the OpenProject 10.4 Release Notes for an overview of the new and improved features, as well as a list of fixed bugs.
Special thanks go to all OpenProject contributors without whom this release would not have been possible:
- All the developers, designers, project managers who have contributed to OpenProject.
- Every dedicated user who has reported bugs and supported the community by asking and answering questions in the forum.
- All the engaged users who provided translations on CrowdIn.
We are continuously developing new features and improvements for OpenProject.
The next release will include improved scheduling in the Gantt chart.
Take a look at the release timeline to see the upcoming features and releases.
OpenProject 10.4 BIM Edition for construction project management for the building industry
Furthermore, the OpenProject 10.4 release contains more features, especially developed for project management for the building industry. OpenProject BIM Edition now contains a 3D model viewer (IFC) to upload and share multiple building models directly in OpenProject.
Read more about the building specific features for the OpenProject BIM Edition here.