Version 37 (modified by anonymous, 8 years ago) (diff)


A plugin for displaying code tags (XXX, FIXME, TODO, etc.)

Notice: This plugin is unmaintained and available for adoption.

Demo here, git repository. Since I cannot find any documentation directly I just wanted to tell you people that you need a subdirectory named cache thats writeable by your trac to make this work. Oh and dont wonder that it takes so much time the first time used ;). Also don't forget to grant the CODETAGS_VIEW permission.

To enable in the trac.ini:

codetags.* = enabled

Additional configuration options in trac.ini:

scan_files = *.html, *.py, *.c, *.h, *.hh, *.m, *.pch, *.hpp
scan_folders = trunk/*, branches/*

scan_files allows you to define specific file types to scan (default: *)
scan_folders specifies which directories within the repository to scan (default: *)
exclude_folders specifies directories that are subdirectories of scan_folders but don't need to be scanned
exclude_files specifies files that shouldn't be scanned even though they're included by scan_files
tags allows you to specify what tags to locate, though only the defaults are colored at all. (default: XXX, TODO, FIXME)

By default, this plugin doesn't ignore binary files. If you use svn/trac in a web-dev environment, this is a pain, since the tagger finds tags in files such as .gif.

This, however, shouldn't be a serious problem because CodeTagsPlugin plugin searches for word boundaries (regex '\b') at the edges of words.

Last Release Version

The last CodeTagsPlugin release is codetags-0.3.tar.gz.


  • When moving/deleting files with TODO tags in them, they will not disappear from the list
    • I've tested this and it works fine for me - rjollos 2009-08-03.
      • I am seeing this running Trac 0.12dev-r8983 and codetags-0.2 - aaron@…
        • Running trac 0.11 (debian repo) I see this issue in codetags-0.2 - dagherad_at_gmail_dot_com (27th January 2010)

Feature Request

Since the tracker has no CodeTags component I will put that here:

  • Having a huge code base makes the table with the tags so huge that even modern browsers can hardly display it. Maybe:
    • Split it up into multiple pages
    • Choose display for only specified tags
    • Chose display for only specified path in repository
  • Allowing regex's for the [code-tags] fields would increase flexibility (scan_files, scan_folders, tags).