Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#6639 new enhancement

TracBack does not need to be inserted when ticket is already referenced in a log message containing multiple ticket references

Reported by: Ryan J Ollos Owned by: Ryan J Ollos
Priority: normal Component: TracBacksPlugin
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Chris Nelson Trac Release: 0.11


If a log message references two tickets, e.g. ticket #100 and ticket #200, then the trac-post-commit-hook inserts the log message into ticket 100 and ticket 200. TracBacksPlugin then inserts a message into ticket 100 saying it was referenced in ticket 200, and vice-versa.

We should make TracBacksPlugin smart enough to know when a reference has already been inserted into a ticket so that we don't get duplicate log messages inserted into tickets.

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

Owner: changed from Mel Chua to Ryan J Ollos

Reassigning to new maintainer.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Chris Nelson

This has become a high-priority item for us. I'm exploring options to solve it. Do you have any thoughts?

One idea I had was to expose a function to suspend tracbacks for an update. Either:

oldTB = setTBstate(disabled)



(or something like that which took a function as an argument, disabled tracback, executed the function, then put tracback back.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Chris Nelson

Cc: Chris Nelson added; anonymous removed

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Chris Nelson

What do you think of this patch?:

  • 0.11/tracbacks/

    a b class TracBacksPlugin(Component): 
    7373        tickets_referenced = pattern.findall(comment)
    7474        # convert from strings to ints and discard duplicates
    7575        tickets_referenced = set(int(t) for t in tickets_referenced)
     76        # remove possible self-reference
     77        tickets_referenced.discard(
    7779        # put trackbacks on the tickets that we found
    78         if not in tickets_referenced \   # not part of a commit
    79                 and not self.is_tracback(comment): # prevent infinite recursion
     80        if not self.is_tracback(comment): # prevent infinite recursion
    8081            for ticket_to_tracback in tickets_referenced:
    8182                try:
    8283                    linked_ticket = Ticket(self.env, ticket_to_tracback)

The idea is that it seems quite unlikely that a user would enter a comment into ticket A like "This affects A and B" (The user would say, "This affects this ticket and B".) so we can reasonably assume such text comes from outside, such as a commit hook which will already be updating each ticket so the TB isn't needed.

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