Wekan: an application for the management of production flows

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Wekan is a free and open source application based on the Kanban concept a term of Japanese origin that literally means "card" or "signage". This is a concept normally related to the use of cards (post-it and others) to indicate the progress of production flows in mass production companies.

Wekan is built with the Meteor JavaScript framework and it is distributed under the MIT license, which allows anyone to easily work with and modify it. Wekan can be hosted on your own server with very little effort, ensuring that you are in full control of your data at all times and can ensure that no one else has access to it.

With Wekan we can manage pending tasks on cards and boards. Cards can be moved between multiple Columns. Boards can have many members, allowing for easy collaboration, just add everyone who should be able to work with you on the board.

About Wekan

Se can assign different colored labels to cards for easy grouping and filtering, additionally you can add members to a card, for example to assign a task to someone.

Is considered an open source, self-hosted alternative to WorkFlowy or Trello, which offers almost the same features, as it is a very useful application to increase productivity when working in a collaborative environment.

Wekan has a fully responsive web interface, and it is actively translated into many languages.

Wekan Features

Application allows the administrator to create a list of public and private boards, which are placed at the top of the table page.

Also this app It is optimized in a responsive design to be able to use it in full screen or window on the desktop without browser buttons and on mobile devices.

It has the administration and configuration of members with which you can: create, delete, suspend, edit, assign permissions by clicking on your username in the upper right corner.

The cards can be configured among which you can edit: the description, assign customizable labels, checklists, images and attachments, comments, archive, delete and restore.

As well It has an authentication system, an administration panel and the possibility of configuring SMTP.

With the SMTP configuration, self-registration can be performed from the application, or change for invitation only and inviting users to meetings.

The SMTP configuration supports the following:

Sandstorm platform, LDAP administrator, email without password, SAML, GitHub and Google Auth.

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How to install wekan on Linux?

Si do you want to install this application in your system we have several installation methods, of which we will use the simplest ones and thus avoid having to spend some time compiling the application from its source code.

In the case of Debian there is a package already compiledAlthough it is not official since it does not come from the hand of the creators it is limited only to 64-bit systems.

To install it in the system we must carry out the following steps.

We install this dependency:

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

Si They are using Debian 7 in this only case we must add the following:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp: //keyserver.ubuntu.com: 80 --recv EA312927

sudo echo " deb https://repo.mongodb.org/apt/debian wheezy / mongodb-org / 3.2 main "  > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-3.2.list

For Debian 8 and Debian 9:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp: //keyserver.ubuntu.com: 80 --recv FDEB78E7

sudo echo " deb https://soohwa.github.io/apt/debian wheezy main "  > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/soohwa.github.io.list

Finally we install the application in our system with:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -y wekan-oft-0

For, those who use Docker can install the application this command:

docker pull wekanteam/wekan

For the rest of the Linux distributions, we can get it If you are using Snap technology you can install it with this command:

sudo snap install wekan

You can review the configurations that you can make to use the application in a better way by reading a little about the documentation at this link.


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