Redmine Tips: The Book is now available for pre-order

My second ebook is now available for pre-order, Redmine Tips: The Book.

I came up with the idea for this book a few months back while trying to (unsuccessfully) clean up all of the issues on Little Stream Software Projects. I spent hours going through the issues and barely made a dent in the list, and this was just answering questions and organizing everything (not including actual work to fix bugs).

That really made me think; if I, a developer who works in Redmine at least 20 hours each week, was having a hard time being productive in his own Redmine, how does everyone else manage? This caused me to evaluate how I’m using the software and I discovered that I wasn’t taking some of my own productivity advise.

You see, in case you don’t know, I’ve been running the Redmine Tips mailing list for almost a year now. Every Wednesday I send out a new technique that I or my clients use to make Redmine work better. Some of these are simple time saving tips like setting a default activity for logging time while others are a complete process review.

So I’ve started to package up all of my time saving and productivity tips for Redmine into an ebook. In the spirit of “release early, release often” I’ve decided to make it available to pre-order.

Why should you pre-order?

  1. First, I have a private mailing list for everyone who pre-orders. This means you will get early access to every chapter as I write them and you can also influence how the book is being written. Heck, if you have a killer tip I might even include it in the book.
  2. Second, you will get the book at a $10 discount. If you know me, you know I’m pretty strict with my pricing and rarely give discounts on my products. This discount will go away after I close pre-orders.
  3. Third, writing is lonely and scary. Creating anything is takes a huge amount of energy and it’s really easy to get discouraged when going solo. To prove it, I have at least 2 other half-written (dead) books sitting here that I kept private and was too afraid to talk about publicly. With pre-orders your commitment will help keep me motivated; I do not want to disappoint you.

If you want to save time using Redmine, pre-order Redmine Tips today.


  1. JLSW says:

    Eric, we have the book, but I can’t figure out how to close out questions that appear in the ‘Questions for Me’ section (or the ‘Questions asked by me” either) without deleting the question or deleting the issue itself. I have questions from ancient projects still in this list, even though the project is completed and all the tasks are closed out. Any ideas?

    • edavis10 says:

      The question is closed when the person who is asked the question too replies (e.g. I ask you a question, when you reply it closes).

      I think the latest version on Github has some patches so archived projects and issues are not counted in the “Questions for …” section. You can try upgrading and see if that helps.

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