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A django app for creating 'visual changelogs' for software releases, and for managing a software project at a high level.

View a running instance at http://changelog.kartoza.com

Note that whilst usable, Projecta is under continual development and not yet feature complete.

The latest source code is available at https://github.com/kartoza/projecta.

Key features

  • Supports multiple projects
  • Each project can have multiple software releases
  • Each Release can have multiple entries explaining features related to it
  • Entries can include text explaining the feature, an embedded video, an image
  • Markdown is supported for entries
  • Changelogs can be exported to RST for use in your sphinx project
  • Sponsors can be managed for each project
  • Various options for managing sponsors including sponsorship period and level
  • Committees to organise groups of people in the project
  • Votes that can be taken by members within the committee
  • Disqus commenting

Project activity

Story queue on Waffle:

  • Stories in Ready
  • Stories in In Progress

Throughput Graph

  • Current test status master: Build Status and Code Health

  • Current test status develop: Build Status and Code Health

  • Test coverage codecov

Quick Installation Guide

For deployment we use docker so you need to have docker running on the host. Projecta is a django app so it will help if you have some knowledge of running a django site.

git clone git://github.com/kartoza/projecta.git
cd projecta/deployment
cp btsync-db.env.EXAMPLE btsync-db.env
cp btsync-media.env.EXAMPLE btsync-media.env
make build
make permissions
make web
# Wait a few seconds for the DB to start before to do the next command
make migrate
make collectstatic

If you need backups, put btsync keys in these files. If you don't need backups, you can let the default content.

So as to create your admin account:

make superuser


If you wish to make use of intercom.io, include a private.py file in core.settings with your INTERCOM_APP_ID as a string. The necessary code snippet is already included in project_base.html.

google authentication

In social auth to use the google authentication you need to go to:


Create and oath2 credential with these options:

Authorized redirect URIs


Use the projecta admin panel to set up the google account with your id and secret

github authentication

Create a developer key here:


Set the callback and site homepage url to the top of your site e.g.


At http://localhost:61202/en/site-admin/socialaccount/socialapp/add/

Set the key and secret from the github key page.


If you wish to sync backups, you need to establish a read / write btsync key on your production server and run one or more btsync clients with a read only key.

cd deployment
cp btsync-media.env.EXAMPLE btsync-media.env
cp btsync-db.env.EXAMPLE btsync-db.env

Now edit the btsync-media.env and btsync-db.env files, including relevant SECRET and DEVICE settings.


We work under the philosophy that stakeholders should have access to the development and source code, and be able to participate in every level of the project - we invite comments, suggestions and contributions. See our milestones list and our open issues list for known bugs and outstanding tasks. You can also chat live with our developers and community members using the link below.

Join the chat at https://gitter.im/kartoza/projecta


Projecta was funded and developed by Kartoza.com and individual contributors.


Projecta is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) as published by the Free Software Foundation.

The full GNU General Public License is available in LICENSE.txt or http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html

Disclaimer of Warranty (GPLv3)

There is no warranty for the program, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the program "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the program prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

Thank you

Thank you to the individual contributors who have helped to build projecta: