Agnostos is a simple web-based task
management system, allowing you to maintain a set of todo lists
for a number of people, departments and
Change of Maintainer
Agnostos is now maintained by Thomas Bernoulli and Matthias Guenter
the latest version (including user authentication, amongst many other
improvements) can be obtained from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/agnostos/.
Archive of old site
If you want to download and use Agnostos, you should follow this link to Sourceforge
where it is now hosted.
If you are overcome by a perverse desire to read about and download
ancient versions of the software, then carry on reading.
- Tasks can be assigned to
individuals, workgroups, or departments (or any combination
of the above).
- Tasks may be assigned
priorities and due dates.
- Tasks may be sorted by
status, priority or due date.
- Auditing data is recorded
for each task (time and date of each change of status,
priority, or individual, group or department to which it is
- Weekly Report Generation
(produces a plain text report of all work done by a
particular user, workgroup or department in the previous
The system is designed for ease
and speed of use, and is primarily intended for small companies
or project groups; it's designed simply to overcome the mental
stack overflow I often experienced working as a project manager
in a small company.
Documentation - is currently
lacking (aside from basic installation instructions- see the
file 'README' inside the tarball); this being the main reason
that Agnostos isn't at version 1.0.0 yet. It will follow
shortly, honest... ;-) [update 18 Oct 2000 - s/shortly/eventually/]
Agnostos should run on any
platform which supports Perl and Mysql - I've had reports of it
running on various distributions (Debian (Potato, Woody), Red Hat
(6.x)) and kernel versions (2.2.x where x >= 14) of Linux
without problems. Should anyone get it running on any other
platform, I should be very grateful if they would email me (email@example.com), along
with platform specific installation instructions (if any), and
I'll include details for other platforms here.
- Mysql (3.22.27 or later) -
Agnostos will almost certainly work with earlier versions as
well, but hasn't been tested below 3.22.27.
- Perl 5.005_03 or later
- The web server of your choice
(must support CGI ;-) ) - tested with Apache (v. 1.3.9 and
later), Zeus (v. 3.3.7)
- The following Perl modules:
(from www.cpan.org or the
.deb or .rpm packages for your preferred Linux distribution)
- DBD::mysql (version 1.2202
- DBI (version 1.13 or
- Mail::Sendmail (version 0.77 or
Platforms known to work
The latest version is available from
Old versions of the software may be downloaded from here, if you really must.
Agnostos is released under the GNU Public
You can verify that the version of
Agnostos you have downloaded is identical to that which I
originally uploaded by verifying the Open-PGP signature on it
gpg --verify agnostos-<version>.tar.gz.sign
agnostos-<version>.tar.gz . This signature is
created using my firstname.lastname@example.org key, which may be obtained
from the keyservers (eg. www.keyserver.net), with key ID:
Sun Aug 20 02:56:36 BST 2000