wiki:MasterTicketsPlugin

Version 15 (modified by anonymous, 6 years ago) (diff)

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Add support for ticket dependencies to Trac

Description

What is it?

This plugin adds "blocks" and "blocked by" fields to each ticket, enabling you to express dependencies between tickets. It also provides a GraphvizPlugin-based dependency-graph feature for those tickets having dependencies specified, allowing you to visually understand the dependency tree. The dependency graph is viewable by clicking 'depgraph' in the context (in the upper right corner) menu when viewing a ticket that blocks or is blocked by another ticket.

This plugin works well on Trac 0.11.

What is it not?

  • It is NOT a plugin for Trac 0.10, as explained below.
  • It does not provide ticket-hiding for sub-tasks of a top-level ticket.
    • There is no parent/child relationship possible
    • You cannot view the descriptions of tickets depending on the current ticket
    • In fact, there are no explicit features that can assist you with sub-task management
    • Although it would be cool.
  • It does not allow you to create a dependent ticket from the current ticket
  • It does not include reporting features to show how tasks are interrelated (other than the dependency graph already described above).

NOTE: The 0.10 version of this plugin suffers from many systemic design flaws. The 0.11 version has been re-written from the ground up to avoid these, however I do not currently have the time to invest in a backport. Please do not file tickets against the 0.10 version, as I will close all of them as wontfix.

NOTE 2 The 0.11 version requires a version of Genshi >=0.5.

NOTE 3 People seem to be misunderstanding this, so I will repeat it. DO NOT USE THE 0.10 VERSION, IT IS BROKEN.

Just put the ticket numbers that a given ticket is blocking in the Blocking field. Enter just the number, no leading #. Separate multiple numbers with commas.

Make sure you add the custom fields as shown below.

You need to install graphviz to use the dependency graphs.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for MasterTicketsPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.

Download

Download the zipped source from here.

Source

You can check out MasterTicketsPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.

Example

To enable:

[components]
mastertickets.* = enabled

[ticket-custom]
blocking = text
blocking.label = Blocking
blockedby = text
blockedby.label = Blocked By

NOTE I had to upgrade the Trac environment after enabling this plugin

trac-admin /path/to/env upgrade

Configuration

For the 0.11 version

Under the mastertickets section the following options are available:

  • dot_path (default='dot'): Path to the dot executable
  • gs_path (default='gs'): Path to the ghostscript executable
  • use_gs (default=False): If enabled, use ghostscript to produce nicer output

To configure the plugin to use a graphviz/dot installation that is at another location:

[mastertickets]
dot_path=/opt/local/bin/dot

Recent Changes

[14323] by rjollos on 2014-12-14 20:12:31
Untested patch for failure to update field in linked ticket. Fixes #9072.
[13684] by rjollos on 2014-02-19 12:54:05
Trimmed whitespace using reindent.py.
[13608] by rjollos on 2014-01-23 08:18:42
3.0.4: Tagging version 3.0.4.

Author/Contributors

Author: coderanger
Contributors: