Scrumblr, web-based simulation of kanban board

scrumblr logoRemember Kanboard or TaskBoard, Scrumblr is a a web-based simulation of a physical kanban board.

Scrumblr supports real-time collaboration and has almost no button. Almost everything is editable in place or supply draggable. Opensource, under a GPLv3 license, it is built using node.js, websockets (using, CSS3, and jquery.


You can actually play with a demo version, or install it on your own server (Quite straightforward)


So, let’s see how to install Scrumblr in your GNU/Linux server (Debian in my case)



I presume you already have a web server and PHP installed. If not, I suggest you to check my LAMP tutorial.


1) Clone their git repository

Let’s download their latest version by cloning their repository (You will need to install git or git-core if not done already)

cd /var/www
git clone


2) Install Redis NodeJs and NPM

NPM will be useful to easily handle most of the dependencies.

– If you use Ubuntu or Debian 8 (Jessie), simple run (as root) the following:

apt-get install nodejs npm nodejs-legacy redis-server


– For Debian Wheezy (Time to upgrade!), you can install nodejs from wheezy-backports. If you don’t have them in your source.list, you will need to add the line

deb wheezy-backports main

to your /etc/apt/source.list file, then run

apt-get update

to update the packages list and then install nodejs with the following command:

apt-get install nodejs nodejs-legacy curl

and for npm, you can use the installer (still in root)

curl | sh


3) Install Scrumblr
cd scrumblr
npm install

It will takes some time to download and install the needed dependencies.


4) Run Redis and launch Scrumblr
service redis-server start
node server.js 8080

where 8080 is the port number you want to use (Don’t forget to have your selected port open in your firewall)


And that’s this simple! Simply go to http://yourdomain:Port to access to Scrumblr!

Scrumblr freedif

If you have any questions or issues, you can always visit their Issue tracker on their github repo.


Loves to discover web-based apps to install on his own server@home and write articles about it


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