Mingle has received a fair bit of attention lately and the latest version, 2.1, has just been released.
I’m quite happy with Rallydev but as Mingle is made by Thoughtworks themselves and the guys at Silverstripe keep raving about it I thought I’d better check it out. Also, as much as I like Rallydev and VersionOne – they’re both a bit weak on the usability side.
Below a list of what I like and dislike about Mingle:
Things I like:
1. Installation & Support
- Free web/phone conference with a Mingle representative to guide you through configuring the system after you have received a free hosted trial. Very helpful!
- A breeze to install the downloadable version
- Runs on all operating systems (incl. Max OSX, Linux and Open Solaris) and most database systems incl. Postgres