New release of ProjectLibre

September 12, 2015 - 08:35 am
21 comment(s)
New release of ProjectLibre

We wanted to send out a quick note in regards to the latest release 1.6.2.  It is also important to explain our current development efforts.   There are some improvements with ProjectLibre that we all see would be helpful.  Our team is completely rewriting ProjectLibre.  The new modular architecture is going to allow a much more robust engine.  It will also allow for modules and integration to be much easier.  We are looking to cloud enable ProjectLibre and add some very cool multi-user capabilities.   The current code is quite dated and has know issues as we wrote it many years ago.   However, the time we parse off to fix the old code detracts from our progress on the new version.  We only have the one team so we do ask for patience. 

The latest release is now 1.6.2.  We recommend downloading as there have been some updates and fixes.  The key items to note on this release are some Linux fixes, Russian translation updates and some import/export updates.  We do have some Fortune 500 companies using ProjectLibre.  One in particular needed different custom field import.  These have been updated.  We are on a major push to get the new version into internal testing this Fall.  We will reach out to the community for beta testing assistance once we are ready after the internal testing.  It has taken awhile but worth it!!!!  


October 9, 2015 - 16:55 pm

Many congratulations for your really big work.

I know the product since Open Proj times, and we used it for long time. We are aware that there many bugs and parts to be completed and enhanced, but it is an important work any way.

If you need, I am at your disposal to test the programme for Italian work environment.

All the best,

Gaetano Sinatti

Senigallia (AN) Italy

October 17, 2015 - 22:17 pm

Hello Gaetano,


Thank you so much for the nice words of encouragement!  We are working hard and are optimistic with the new version.  When we are ready it would be great to get your assistance testing!


Best regards,



November 2, 2015 - 15:45 pm


i'm running windows 10 64 bits, java 8 update 65 (64 bits) (last version)

I've downloaded project libre 1.6.2.

install runs perfect.

But when running it I've the message  project libre requires java 6 or later ......

I do not understand. Is it compatible with windows 10 ?


best regards


November 13, 2015 - 04:21 am

I am trying to edit a Microsoft Project file that consists of a master project with subprojects and tasks within those subprojects. When I open it, all I can see are the master project and subprojects, no tasks. Do I have a setting wrong? How do I view the tasks.



November 24, 2015 - 00:05 am

Boa tarde

Estou tentando instalar o ProjectLibre e este pede como pré-requisito o Java 6.     Vi que saiu em setembro/2015 uma nova versão do ProjectLibre, mas não foi atualizado para a nova versão do Java?

Como resolver o problema de instalação?





March 16, 2016 - 03:13 am

I'm new to ProjectLibre.

One of the things I need to do is create Gantt Charts for distribution ot many people. I can do this now. However I would like to customize the page format by including A page title with the project name and  footer information with the current date.

Is that possible?

March 27, 2016 - 19:02 pm

Estoy comenzando a usar project libre......algunas fechas de Tareas vinculadas con una tarea principal no cambian las fechas de incicio y final.  He probado las opciones que he visto para cambiar pero en algunos casos las fechas se mantienen, me podría alguien explicar como hacerlo....




March 30, 2016 - 16:54 pm


First, many thanks to all the projectlibre team for their work.

Could you give us some update on the next desktop release schedule ?

I am a PL user and I am longing for the next release which looks promising.

In addition, I am volunteer for beta-testing.

Best regards, Jean-Marc.


April 13, 2016 - 21:16 pm

Hello, where can I find the latest portable version of ProjectLibre ? It could be useful to have if available for download from this site.

April 27, 2016 - 22:23 pm

The projectlibre-1.6.2.msi file that I downloaded will not install on my Windows 10 machine! (Windows 10 Home; Version 1511; OS Build 10586.218)

When I attempt to open the file, I consistently get the message: 'This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and that you can access it...'

I have updated Java to the latest version. I have attempted the various workarounds published on the net including installation via the Run window and via batch files. 

The problem persists.

Can anyone help please?


May 17, 2016 - 16:57 pm

It works well for me on Windows 10. I have alla NET Frameworks version installed, I don't know if it can change something but I have no problem using the lastest version.

June 26, 2016 - 20:36 pm

Hello. I have the following questions (case 1 and case 2) about the ProjectLibre:
In a project task (project activity), we have the following values:
> Start date = 20.06.2016
> End date = 24.06.2016
> Cost of the task (baseline) = 400,00 (effort = 40 hours, team member cost = 10.00 / hour)
> Current schedule date = 06/23/2016 (end of the working day)

Case 1:
> Percentage of completion = 85% (the earned value was greater than the planned value)
> Planned value = 320.00
> Earned value = 340.00
> Actual cost = 320.00
When informing 85% of completion, the BCWS value is 400.00 and the BCWP and ACWP values ​​are 340.00.
> How is it possible to leave the values ​​of BCWS and ACWP with 320.00?

Case 2:
> Percentage of completion = 70% (the team is delayed)
> Planned value = 320.00
> Earned value = 280.00
> Actual cost = 360.00 (it was included a new member in this task , working for 4 hours)
When informing 70% of completion, the values ​​of BCWP and ACWP were changed to 280.00.
> How is it possible to leave the BCWS value with 320.00 and ACWP value with 360,00?


January 12, 2017 - 19:41 pm

I also want to know when new version will be released. Current one is good but I want to see some updates. So now i will better use this website.

January 25, 2017 - 20:59 pm

This release was published on September 12, 2015  - Do you know when is the next releases + list of features? Where can i find the  latest portable version of ProjectLibre ?

Anyway, Thank for the great work! Janice.Emerald@thehealthinfosite

February 18, 2017 - 22:22 pm

The latest release is now 1.6.2.  We recommend downloading as there have been some updates and fixes.  The key items to note on this release are some Linux fixes, Russian translation updates and some import/export updates." - can you specifiy a list of the fixes/issues you solved? janice.