Demo app: project management with dexterity content types.

Project Description


This add-on demonstrates how to create a project management application in Plone with four Dexterity content types: Client, Project, Iteration, and Task. It also includes a tool to automate the creation of iterations, and a custom workflow for the Client, Project and Iteration types that contains active/inactive states.


Extend the Dexterity KGS:

extends =
versions = versions


You must extend the Dexterity KGS (known good set) provided by otherwise you will get conflict errors in Buildout.

Add collective.project to instance eggs:

recipe = plone.recipe.zope2instance
eggs =

For more information about installing Dexterity, please see:


1.0.0 (2012-04-07)

  • Clean up package [aclark]

0.9.5 (08/17/2011)

  • Do not hide Plone content editing border by default [aclark]
  • Change default projects to: [aclark]
    • Development
    • Training
    • Hosting
    • Support
  • Clean up UI [aclark]
  • More package cleanup [aclark]

0.9.4 (11/10/2010)

  • Clean up package (no code changes)
  • Rebrand as "demo application"

0.9.3 (12/05/2009)

  • Fix bug with calculation of hours when exactly a full day (24 hours) has been worked.
  • Rename class method iteration_tool (in CreateIterationForm) to create_iteration.
  • Add class method to CreateIterationForm (deactivate_iteration) to change workflow state on all active iterations (to inactive) when creating new iterations.
  • UI enhancements to project, iteration, task templates.
  • Factor out some class methods into
  • Improved client view template.
  • Add additional fields to client type:
    • Email
    • Address
    • Website
    • Notes

0.9.2 (11/30/2009)

  • Provide improved installation instructions in docs/INSTALL.txt.

0.9.1 (11/19/2009)

  • Iteration tool bug fixes
    • Set date on new iterations
  • Date range tweaks on projects, iterations
    • Projects last 1 year by default
    • Iterations last 1 month by default
  • Add drop down menu to select Project title, powered by portal property and SimpleVocabulary.
  • Add portal property to make disable border configurable on all types.

0.9.0 (11/17/2009)

  • Restore 'iteration tool':
    • Provide ability to batch create iterations for selected projects, e.g. November 2009.
    • Uses z3cform.

0.8.0 (10/08/2009)

  • Bug fixes:
    • Fix hours calculation for increments of time < 1 hour.
    • Calculate totals for active iterations only.
    • Don't show inactive iterations in iteration_templates/
  • Change defaults for start and stop of projects & iterations.
    • Start and stop iteration on first day and last day of current month.
    • Start and stop project on first day day of current month and last day of current month plus one year.

0.7.0 (09/29/2009)

  • Package and bug fixes
    • Package shipped without top level docs directory, fixed.
    • projects_view was broken in several ways, fixed.

0.6.0 (09/25/2009)

  • Rename package to 'collective.project'.
  • Final Dexterity content types implementation:
    • Client - Provides container for Project, and nothing else.
    • Project - Has start(datetime), stop(datetime), rate(float), flat(boolean), billable(boolean) fields.
    • Iteration - Has start(datetime), stop(datetime) fields.
    • Task - Has start(datetime), stop(datetime), billable(boolean) fields.
  • Provides custom view templates for Project, Iteration, and Task as well as three top level views:
    • projects_view - Consulting -> Client A.
    • clients_view - Client A -> Consulting.
    • print_view - Format for print.

0.5.0 (08/16/2009)

  • Initial Dexterity content types implementation.

0.4.0 (08/14/2009)

  • Track variable and flat rate fee projects (e.g. consulting and hosting):
    • Amortize flat rate fee over number of months.
  • Compute totals for active projects only.

0.3.0 (03/19/2009)

  • Bug fix in iteration_view template.

0.2.0 (03/19/2009)

  • Add billable field to task
  • Add sort_on = 'getObjPositionInParent' to projects_view to display projects in order.

0.1.0 (03/15/2009)

  • Initial release.

Current Release
collective.project 1.0.0

Released Apr 08, 2012

Download file Get collective.project for all platforms
If you are using Plone 3.2 or higher, you probably want to install this product with buildout. See our tutorial on installing add-on products with buildout for more information.

All Releases

Version Released Description Compatibility Licenses Status
1.0.0 Apr 08, 2012 More about this release… ZPL final
0.9.5 Aug 17, 2011 Clean up More about this release…
Plone 4
GPL final
0.9.4 Nov 10, 2010 Dexterity demo application More about this release…
Plone 4
GPL final
0.9.3 Dec 06, 2009 More about this release… GPL final
0.9.2 Nov 30, 2009 More about this release… GPL final
0.9.1 Nov 19, 2009 More about this release… GPL final
0.9 Nov 17, 2009 More about this release… GPL final
0.8 Oct 08, 2009 More about this release… GPL final
0.7 Sep 29, 2009 More about this release… GPL final
0.6 Sep 26, 2009 More about this release… GPL final