Will Import be fixed in the current version or branch?

August 17, 2015 - 12:59 pm
3 comment(s)

The import from Microsoft Project files and from XML files is currently broken.

ProjectLibre 1.6.1 locks-up and never completes the import.

I tested ProjectLibre versions 1.6.1, 1.6.0, and 1.5.9.

Same problem.

Microsoft Project files and exported XML from MS Project fail.

For all MS Project versions - 2013, 2007, 2003.

XML files exported from ConceptDRAW Project also fail to import.

Multiple tests between Microsoft Project and ConceptDRAW Project worked as expected.


I did discover that if I remove the Resources from the projects that they will open in ProjectLibre.

If the project is just Tasks it will import properly - both MS Project files and XML files.

So the problem is probably in the ProjectLibre import of the Resources and/or Calendar.

Have not tested removing only the calendars.


I am currently working on video tutorials for ProjectLibre.

When completed this ProjectLibre QuickStart course will be available on Udemy.

I would really like to be able to demonstrate a working import feature in those videos.

The alternative is to explain that it is broken, and has been broken for a long time.

And there currently is no estimated date for a fix. or if it will ever be fixed.


This is a huge feature that is touted loudly by the ProjectLibre project - and it does not work.


So can we expect this to actually be fixed sometime in the near future?

Or should i just plan on telling every student on Udemy that import is broken, it has been broken for a long time,

and there is no estimate on when it will be fixed or if it will ever be fixed at all?

I want to be honest with the viewers of the course.

Given that the course will initially be free, I expect that a substantial number of the people representing

the thousands of monthly downloads will find their way to Udemy and watch the course.


I will not mislead the students and tell them that ProjectLibre has a feature to import MS Project files.

It does not.

So if their interest in ProjectLibre is contingent on that import feature, then

they need to find out quickly that there is no such feature so as to not waste their time.


The course should be finished within a week or so.

So what should I tell them?






August 24, 2015 - 04:35 am

Thanks for your note and work on the tutorials.  Can you email me at info@projectlibre.org.  We can connect and discuss.


Thank you,



September 17, 2015 - 03:31 am


I have version 1.6.2 and have been very pleased with the standard functionality! However it is very IMPORTant to have a functioning import-export capability. When I save as a MS Project XML file it cannot import into other programs that accept MS Project XML. Also when I recieve an MS Project XML file I cannot open it. I notice on exports the SaveVesrion tag is set to 9, and when I get files from others the SaveVersion tag is 14. Is this an issue with conflicting schemas? I greatly appreciate a response.

Best Regards,


September 22, 2015 - 10:21 am

Thank you for the message..... I want to get our developers more information.  How is the exported file being generated?  What program and if it is MSP what version?