Microsoft Project


Will Import be fixed in the current version or branch?

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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?






New release of ProjectLibre and update on cloud progress

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The team wanted to get the community an update on our internal efforts at ProjectLibre. This is both with the current version and our cloud initiatives. Our team has been hard at work for a few years and making great progress. This has been amazing as we do not have corporate sponsorship ...

ProjectLibre beta 5 release & feedback

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We are pleased to announce the release of ProjectLibre beta 5 later today. Laurent & the team have done an amazing job!  I literally don't know when the sleep happens with their team.....  We are going to continue with improvements, so want your feedback!  We are also commencing the work of rearchitecting the core and ProjectLibre Server.  This is necessary so we can integrate our Server development along with making customizations/integrations easier.  We woudl recommend downloading the latest as there are a lot of improvements including:   

  • Many bug fixes
  • Linux packaging 
  • Printing ( we actually had a regression going from Beta 3 to Beta 4 when we introduced localization) 
  • Printing with scaling and print preview etc. 
  • New translations: Arabic, Hindi.  with others languages updated
  • More bug fixes.....

This release is an improvement but look forward to the feedback so we can further improve!  We will be juggling the re-architecture, server solution and improvements.  We are in discussions wtih a few organizations who can hopefully sponsor more development so we can expedite or efforts.   If you have feedback on the release or contacts for helping sponsor development it is appreciated!!! 



New significant release of ProjectLibre

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We are pleased to announce the release of ProjectLibre 1.5.5.  This has significant improvements, most that are not visible.  We previously announced the ongoing effort to complety rewrite the ProjectLibre codebase.


Release 1.5.1 uploaded with Microsoft Project import/export fixes

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We just uploaded the ProjectLibre 1.5.1 release. It has updated the import/export to MIcrosoft Project.  Thank you to the community that sent in problem project files. They were very helpful in identifying the issues.  Please let us know if you are successful and also if you do identify an issue.