Redmine project management software is developed in Ruby and is one of my favorite project management software packages. The Redmine project is actively developed so there are always improvements and additions being released. Redmine uses Textile formatting for tickets, wiki pages, news articles, and pretty much anywhere large areas of text are added. Textile is a great way to format text and while it may take some getting used to it once you do it is very easy to format tickets/issues and other areas that are updated frequently.
Redmine Textile Package: RedCloth
One question that has been raised is what Textile package is used for Redmine. The Textile package used for Redmine is called RedCloth. More information about RedCloth can be obtained by visiting the RedCloth site here.
Redmine RedCloth Version: 3.0.4
Another question that is asked is what version of RedCloth is installed along with Redmine. In my current version of Redmine the RedCloth version is 3.0.4. In your Redmine project root directory go into the “lib” directory where you will see the library file referencing RedCloth which in my case is redcloth3.rb. To obtain the specific version of RedCloth used with your Redmine version issue the below command and you should see output similar to the below as well.
Obtain Redmine RedCloth Version:
- [root@corp redmine]# less lib/redcloth3.rb | grep -i version
- VERSION = '3.0.4'
As noted above you can see the version of RedCloth used with the version of Redmine I have installed is RedCloth version 3.0.4. I did a brief search to see if and when RedCloth 4 will be added since there are a lot of new features including ordered lists in tables. I saw some brief discussions about RedCloth but nothing specifying that RedCloth would be updated in the future.
RedCloth Changelog: Click Here
Click the above link to view the changes in each release of RedCloth. This link will take you to a list of RedCloth releases so to see the changes of each release just click on the version link.