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OpenProject 6.0 released

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We are proud to announce that OpenProject 6.0 has been released. The release contains several new features and major improvements, especially with regard to usability and accessibility. Inline create and inline edit in the work package page makes it easier for users to quickly create and edit work packages.

Additionally, the release contains several bug fixes.

What is new in OpenProject 6.0?

Rapidly create work packages from the work package list

It is now possible to quickly create a list of tasks directly from the work package list. Rapidly create a list of tasks in your project.

Edit work packages on the fly from the work package list

With OpenProject 6.0 it is possible to use inline editing to swiftly update work packages (such as tasks, features, milestones) directly from the work package list.

It is no longer necessary to open a separate split screen view.

Automatic synchronization between work package split screen and work package list

The work packages list automatically reflects changes on the split screen view. When a work package is created, it is immediately shown in the list. Likewise, the split screen directly shows changes in the work package list.

Configuration of visible work package attributes in OpenProject

With OpenProject 6.0 you can configure the attributes shown for each work package type. For instance you can configure tasks to only include information like status and assignee, while milestones and phases show the start and due date.

Extended help menu and onboarding video

The help menu in OpenProject has been extended. As a result, it now includes references to user guides, shortcuts and other relevant information.

Additionally, a First steps video makes it easier for new users to start working with OpenProject.

Numerous usability improvements

OpenProject 6.0 contains many improvements. It is now possible to create work packages from the global work package page and set the project during the creation. In addition attachments (such as images) can be added directly to the description using drag and drop.

Improved design

In addition to many functional improvements, the design of OpenProject has been enhanced as well.


To use OpenProject 6.0 online, create an instance on

Want to install OpenProject 6.0 to use it in your own infrastructure?
Here you can find the Installation guidelines for OpenProject.

Migrating to OpenProject 6.0

Follow the migration guide for the packaged installation or the migration guide for the manual installation to update your OpenProject installation to OpenProject 6.0.

We update hosted OpenProject environments automatically.


You will find useful information in the OpenProject FAQ or you can post your questions in the Forum.

Release Notes

Please refer to the OpenProject 6.0 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:

  • Deutsche Telekom AG for sponsoring the new features on the work package page.
  • All the developers, designers, project managers who have contributed to OpenProject.
  • All the dedicated users who have reported bugs and supported the community by asking and answering questions in the forum.
  • All the dedicated users who provided translations on CrowdIn.
  • The members of the OpenProject Foundation for continuously supporting OpenProject.

Important information

Please note that the links on the work package list and work package form have been removed in order to facilitate inline editing.

Some information, such as logged time, unit costs or versions cannot be reached from the work package list or form anymore.

To determine the logged time and unit costs navigate to the Cost report. It is now possible to filter for Work packages.

What’s next?

We are continuously developing new features and improvements for OpenProject.
The next release will contain improvements for the timeline / Gantt chart in OpenProject.
Take a look at the development timeline to see the upcoming features. For information regarding new releases, please have a look at the release timelines.

To stay up to date with the recent development, feel free to follow OpenProject on Twitter and like OpenProject on Facebook and Google+.

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