How to Install Taiga on Windows 11

Taiga is an open-source project management tool that helps teams to work collaboratively and effectively. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Taiga on Windows 11.

There are three main steps to install Taiga:

  1. Install the required dependencies
  2. Download and install Taiga
  3. Launch Taiga and configure it

Prerequisites

Before we start, make sure that you have installed the following:

Step 1: Install the Required Dependencies

  1. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator.

  2. Install virtualenv by running the following command:

    pip install virtualenv
    
  3. Create a new virtual environment by running the following command:

    virtualenv taiga
    
  4. Activate the new virtual environment by running the following command:

    taiga\Scripts\activate
    

    Note: You should see "(taiga)" appear at the beginning of your command prompt. This indicates that you are now working inside the virtual environment.

  5. Install the required Python packages by running the following command:

    pip install setuptools wheel
    

    Note: The output of this command should show that these packages have been successfully installed.

Step 2: Download and Install Taiga

  1. Download the latest version of Taiga from the official website by clicking the "Download" button.

  2. Extract the downloaded archive to a directory of your choice.

  3. Open the extracted folder and go to the "settings" subfolder.

  4. Rename the "local.py.example" file to "local.py".

  5. Open the "local.py" file with a text editor and configure the following settings:

    • SECRET_KEY: a secret key used for hashing passwords and other sensitive data. You can generate a new key using an online tool.

    • DATABASES: a dictionary containing database settings. Set the following values:

      • ENGINE: "django.db.backends.postgresql"
      • NAME: the name of the PostgreSQL database you created earlier.
      • USER: the username of the PostgreSQL user you created earlier.
      • PASSWORD: the password of the PostgreSQL user you created earlier.
      • HOST: "localhost"
      • PORT: "5432"
  6. Save the "local.py" file and close the text editor.

  7. Install Taiga by running the following command:

    pip install -r requirements.txt
    
  8. Run the following command to initialize the database:

    python manage.py migrate --noinput
    

Step 3: Launch Taiga and Configure It

  1. Run the following command to start the Taiga server:

    python manage.py runserver
    
  2. Open your web browser and go to "http://localhost:8000".

    Note: Taiga will prompt you to create a new superuser account. Follow the prompts to create your account.

  3. Once you are logged in, you can start creating new projects, adding team members, and managing tasks.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Taiga on Windows 11.

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