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ChiliProject Activity Module Plugin

This Plugin makes activity a module, such that it can be activated and deactivated on a per-project setting.

It also includes a migration which

  • activates the newly introduced activity module in all existing projects

  • adds the activity module to the set of default modules for new projects

It therefore simply restores the default ChiliProject behaviour for all existing projects. You may then selectively deactivate the activity module in single projects selectively.


This plugin aims to be compatible with

  • ChiliProject 1.x

  • ChiliProject 2.x

If you are running into compatibility issues, please report a bug in the project's issue tracker.



Please follow the default plugin installation instructions for ChiliProject.

Run the above mentioned migration at will.

Update from versions before 3.0 to version 3.0 and later

Since we have renamed the recommended plugin name with version 3.0, there is some mangeling with the migrations, when you making the update. Please follow these steps to make it work.

  1. Make a backup of your database.

  2. Seriously, do a backup.

  3. Execute the following SQL snippet on the database, you are using for your ChiliProject

    UPDATE schema_migrations
    SET version = REPLACE(version, 'redmine_activity_module', 'chiliproject_activity_module');

You may do this, by using the commandline tools of your database vendor or by starting a script/console from within the ChiliProject root folder

script/console production

> ActiveRecord::Base.connection.execute "UPDATE schema_migrations SET version = REPLACE(version, 'redmine_activity_module', 'chiliproject_activity_module');"

Be sure, that `redmine_activity_module` was the old plugins directory name. Also make sure, that you renamed it to `chiliproject_activity_module`.

  1. Execute the plugins migrations and make sure, that nothing happens.

    rake db:migrate:plugin NAME=chiliproject_activity_module


Optionally run the down migration, that is included in this plugin. It will remove the activity module from all places, where it might be stored in the database. On the other hand, these stale records should not be harmful.

Afterwards simply remove the plugin's directory from your vendor/plugins directory.


To run the tests, you will need a current version of our ChiliProject Dev Tools. After running

bundle install

You should be able to execute the tests with

rake redmine:rspec:activity_module

If these instructions are insufficient, please open a ticket in the GitHub issue tracker with information, where you are stuck.

Known issues

This plugin was mainly developed to deactivate the link in the main menu. Unfortunately, this is not the only links targetting the activity control. There are atom links in various places, e.g. each wiki page, that simply rely on the fact, that there will always be an activity module. These links are currently not removed.

There are known issues when running in development mode. If you are observing strange behaviour try deactivation the reloader or run in production mode.


We would like to thank

  • Deutsche Telekom AG ( for project sponsorhip

  • Birthe Russmeyer and Niels Lindenthal of finnlabs for their consulting and project management


© 2011 - Gregor Schmidt - Finn GmbH

This plugin is licensed under the GNU GPL v2. See COPYRIGHT.txt and GPL.txt for details.

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