Redmine vs Trac

Last updated: March 01, 2014

Redmine is a flexible alternative project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database. Redmine is open source and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 (GPL).
Trac is an alternative wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management. Our mission is to help developers write great software while staying out of the way. Trac should impose as little as possible on a team's established development process and policies.
Redmine vs Trac in our news:

2014. Redmine 2.5 impoves custom fields

Redmine is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework. The new version - Redmine 2.5.0 is available for download. It brings many improvements to custom fields formats: text formatting support, HTTP link support, fine-grained selection for user and version custom fields based on roles and version status. The custom field format API was fully rewritten, so if you're running some plugins that deal with it (eg. that adds non standard field formats), you'll have to update them before upgrading. This version also introduces experimental support for Markdown formatting, a popular text formatting syntax.

2006. Trac - web-based project management with wiki + bug-tracker + svn code browser

Trac is a new entrant to the issue tracking space. It's a nice web-based project management tool written in Python. It integrates with existing Subversion repositories; for example, you can browse the code in your repositories with Trac (it'll be displayed syntax-highlighted), view diffs between revisions etc. etc. Additionally, you get a wiki (e.g. for project documentation), as well as a built-in bug-tracker a la Bugzilla, all integrated nicely into a single piece of software... It's Free Software, of course (the license changed from GPL to revised BSD somewhat recently)... You can get tons of useful plugins and macros over at for additional functionality, e.g. DoxygenPlugin, GanttPlugin, DebianBtsMacro, and many more.