|Version 8 (modified by athomas, 9 years ago) (diff)|
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Patch for exporting an interface to alternative ticket workflows, and a plugin using it
This is a patch against Trac trunk which implements an extension mechanism for allowing alternative ticket work flows. It is discussed at length on PEC under [trac-ticket:869 #869] and NewWorkFlow.
The patch adds two things to Trac's Python API:
- The trac.ticket.api.ITicketActionController interface, which abstract the ticket action control logic into an extension point.
- The trac.web.form module which is used to describe form controls that can be passed to Trac's form_control() Clearsilver function.
It also adds one function to Trac's Clearsilver macros:
- form_control(control). This takes a trac.web.form.Control object and renders it as a form control.
Once you have downloaded or checked out the source, apply workflow.diff to Trac trunk and reinstall Trac.
Then change into the tracworkflow directory and type:
# python setup.py bdist_egg # cp dist/*.egg /some/trac/env/plugins
Add the following options to your trac.ini in the appropriate sections:
[components] tracworkflow.tracworkflow.tracworkflowplugin = enabled [ticket] controller = TracWorkFlowPlugin
Restart your web server.
The plugin implements the following new Trac permissions, which are essentially roles:
Add your users into the appropriate roles using trac-admin and the new ticket workflow should be in place.
Full details on which roles can do what are documented on the NewWorkFlow page.
It is entirely possible that I have not captured all of the transitions correctly, and there are some known outstanding issues.
If you have any issues, create a new ticket.
Download the zipped source from here.