!Supersonic / activeCollab

In between reading up on the Prandtl-Glauert singularity (the cause of the condensation cone you occasionally see around aircraft, usually attributed to them ‘going supersonic,’ though in fact that’s neither necessary nor sufficient)… I’ve been playing with activeCollab, a (very) new lightweight, open-source project management web app in the manner of BaseCamp.

Very much in the manner of BaseCamp, actually. At this stage, it’s more-or-less a clone, albeit one lacking some key features, notably RSS generation. On the other hand, it’s a really, really really slick piece of work, and so far it’s proving to be extremely well thought-through. Better, the developer seems extremely focussed on driving it in the direction of being light, simple, well-engineered, and extensible, rather than trying to be all things to all people.

It’s no wonder that it’s caught on rather quickly – heck, installation has been added to my webhost’s control panel already – and I’m interested to see where it goes from here. It’s not ‘better’ than BaseCamp yet, but that I’m having a hard time choosing between them bodes well.

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