Display a MOTD in Trac
Unlike the NewsFlashMacro, this plugin allows the system-administrator to display a MOTD on every trac page. Once the user acknowledge the message, it is no longer shown.
For a sysadmin it was always hard to inform every trac user about upcoming system updates, maintenance periods, hardware changes or whatever. With this plugin it's now possible to display such message(s) to every trac page, even when having many projects, by simply editing 1 (one!!) textfile.
If you have any issues, create a new ticket.
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MotdPlugin can be configured with the following options:
[motd] message_file = /data/messag_of_the_day.ini message_dir = /data/motd.d date_format = <planned> frame_width = <motd-frame width in pixel> frame_height = <motd-frame height in pixel>
- default: /data/motd.ini
- location of the file containing the messages to display
- default: /data/motd.d
- directory containing HTML-files with messages to display
- default: %Y-%m-%d %H:%M
- allows configuration of the date-format for parameter valid_until. format is given in python 'datetime' format.
- default: 400px
- sets the width of the MOTD-frame in pixel (range: 400-900)
- default: 300px
- sets the height of the MOTD-frame in pixel (range: 300-800)
MotdPlugin uses an ini-style file for configuring the messages that should be displayed.
[MsgName] title = <message header> message = <message text (in one line!)> priority = <message priority, for future use> valid_until = <expiration date for message> repeat = n-i
The section name (MsgName) has to be unique within the message file. Format of the expiration date is (currently) "yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM", next version will have a configurable format.
repeat specifies how often (n) and in which interval (i) the message should be displayed. n must be a positive integer and i must be in the range of: m for minutely, h for hourly, d for daily and w for weekly.
[Message1] title = System Maintenance message = Trac services will be unavailable next Friday from 4pm to 6pm! valid_until = 2011-04-24 18:00 [Message2] title = New version of xxx has been installed valid_until = 2011-05-13 23:59 repeat = 3-d
The first example should be selfexplaining. In the second example there is the message parameter missing! In that case MotdPlugin searches for a file named Message2.html in the directory specified by message_dir in trac.ini and displays the complete content of this file. This message will be shown 3 times, interval is daily. If the expiration date is before the repeat period finishes, the message is no longer shown.
fix bug #8648 (remove with-statement to be compatible with older python versions) additional some cosmetic fixes
- restructured htdocs (moved *.js and *.css in seperate dirs) - add admin interface - add "repeat"
correct mail-address and url
initial (working, but can be improved :-) ) version of motd-plugin, compatible with trac-0.12.x