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Trac XML-RPC Plugin

Description

* Please note that this is still alpha software, so the API may change *

This plugin allows Trac plugins to export select parts of their interface via XML-RPC.

It also includes some exported functions for manipulating tickets, with plans to include interfaces to other parts of Trac's API.

The browsable XML-RPC URI suffix is /xmlrpc, however most XML-RPC clients should use the authenticated URL suffix /login/xmlrpc as this is correctly authenticated by Trac.

WikiRPC API is complete, mostly thanks to mgood.

Ticket API is also complete, with the following types exported: component, version, milestone, type, status, resolution, priority and severity.

For example, for TracHacks the URIs are http://trac-hacks.org/xmlrpc and http://trac-hacks.org/login/xmlrpc (must be authenticated).

API

See the source for API usage.

Todo

Outstanding tasks are roadmap, timeline, user management (?), plugin management (?)...plus probably more.

Installation

This plugin requires the current trunk of Trac ([T2997] as of this writing). It will not work with Trac 0.9.x or earlier.

Install in the same manner as any other Trac plugin:

# python setup.py bdist_egg
# cp dist/*.egg /srv/trac/env/plugins

You will also probably need to enable the plugin in your environments trac.ini:

[components]
tracrpc.* = enabled

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for XmlRpcPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.

Download

Download the zipped source from here.

Source

You can check out the source for XmlRpcPlugin using Subversion from here or browse the source with Trac.

Example

End-User Usage

Obtain and print a list of XML-RPC exported functions available to my user:

import xmlrpclib

server = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy("http://athomas:password@localhost/trac-dev/login/xmlrpc")
for method in server.system.listMethods():
  print method
  print '\n'.join(['  ' + x for x in server.system.methodHelp(method).split('\n')])
  print
  print

The same example using system.multicall(). This reduces network and server load by compacting all of the system.methodHelp() calls into one HTTP POST.

import xmlrpclib

server = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy("http://athomas:password@localhost/trac-dev/login/xmlrpc")
methods = server.system.listMethods()
method_help = server.system.multicall([{'methodName': 'system.methodHelp', 'params': [method]} for method in methods])
for help in method_help:
    lines  = help.splitlines()
    print lines[0]
    print '\n'.join(['  ' + x for x in lines[2:]])
    print

List all tickets that are owned by athomas, using the XML-RPC multicall system to issue multiple RPC calls with one HTTP request:

import xmlrpclib

server = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy("http://athomas:password@localhost/trac-dev/login/xmlrpc")
tickets = server.ticket.query("owner=athomas")
print '\n'.join(map(str, server.system.multicall([{'methodName' : 'ticket.get', 'params' : [ticket]} for ticket in tickets])))

Access the Wiki with WikiRPC

import xmlrpclib

server = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy("http://athomas:password@localhost/trac-dev/login/xmlrpc")

# print the content of WikiStart
print server.wiki.getPage("WikiStart")

# print WikiStart as HTML
print server.wiki.getPageHTML("WikiStart")

# write to the SandBox page from a text file
sandbox_content = file("sandbox.txt").read()
server.wiki.putPage("SandBox", sandbox_content, {"comments": "testing the WikiRPC interface"})

API Usage

See the source for details.

Screenshot

If the HTTP request to this URI is not XML, the XmlRpcPlugin will list all exported functions that the current user has permission to use.

http://trac-hacks.org/attachment/wiki/XmlRpcPlugin/tracrpc.png?format=raw

Author/Contributors

Author: athomas
Contributors: mgood

TagIt(plugin,athomas,mgood,alpha,0.10)?

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