Script to import PVCS Tracker project into Trac
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Script to import PVCS/Merant/Serena Tracker projects into Trac
I and some of my customers have been using PVCS Tracker for some years, but the product has now fossilated due to hostile mergers of the owning companies. It's a pity for Tracker but I'm now a Trac fan instead so I'm OK.
The need for at conversion script occurs when trying to preserve the knowledge contained in existing Tracker projects containing thousands of tickets and GB of data. A somehow automated process would help a lot, and avoid waisting lots of accumulated experience with the related products. I do think too that various programming communities has made great use of the Tracker product through the years, so I'm probably not alone wishing for a solution here.
All necessary resources should actuallty be present for at solution. Tracker has both at web interface and a "close-to-the-database" API as alternatives to dabbling around in the proprietary Tracker db. ASFAIK Trac has every necessary ability to receive the information contained in Tracker projects.
My priority list is:
- Transfer of Tracker SCRs to Trac tickets, including comments an attachments
- Transfer of Tracker Queries to Trac queries
- Transfer of Tracker users to Trac users
Priority 1 is of course the major part, while 2 and 3 are nice-to-haves but can with reasonable effort be done also by hand for each project.
Please email me if you like to discuss ideas, etc.: terje at solida dot se