Version 36 (modified by anonymous, 9 years ago) (diff)


Git Plugin for Trac


This is yet another plugin for Trac 0.10/0.11 which enables GIT to be used instead of Subversion for the trac:VersioningSystemBackend


  • Browsing source code in a Git repository via the TracBrowser
  • Viewing the change history of a file or directory using TracRevisionLog
  • Performing diffs between any two files or two directories
  • Displaying submitted changes in the TracTimeline (0.11)
  • (Optionally) caching TracChangeset information in Trac's database (0.11)
  • Caching Git commit relation graph in memory (0.11)
  • Using the TracSearch page to search change descriptions (0.11)
  • Annotation support, also known as "blame" operation (0.11)
  • Interpretation of 40-character wide hex-strings as sha1 commit checksums
  • ...


0.10 Plugin 0.11 Plugin
Trac 0.10.x 0.11.x
Python 2.4+ 2.5+
GIT 1.4.4+ 1.5.2+ (for plugin v0.11.0.1)
1.5.6+ (for plugin v0.11.0.2+)

Example Sites

Sites that were previously using GitPlugin

Bugs/Feature Requests

As this is for now just a proof of concept implementation, it has quite some deficiencies, some of which exist as tickets already:

No results

...and other potential issues/todos which aren't ticket-tracked yet:

  • does not highlight sha1sums automatically
  • issues with filenames containing newlines (seems to be a Trac bug)
  • ...

Existing bugs and feature requests for GitPlugin are here (all including closed ones are here).

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.

Download, Source

Download the [download:gitplugin zipped source], check out GitPlugin from Subversion, or browse the source.

(An experimental branch of this plugin with a hacky caching feature and some bug fixes is available from here.)


Simply point your Trac instance to a local git repository:

repository_dir = /var/git/Test.git
repository_type = git

## the following is only for the 0.11 branch
## let Trac cache meta-data via CachedRepository wrapper; default: false
cached_repository = true

## disable automatic garbage collection for in-memory commit-tree cache; default: false
persistent_cache = true

## length revision sha-sums should be tried to be abbreviated to (must be >= 4 and <= 40); default: 7
shortrev_len = 6

## executable file name (optionally with path) of git binary; default: 'git'
git_bin = /usr/src/git-dev/git

/!\ NOTE: the Test.git above needs to be the .git repository directory (i.e. the one containing the file HEAD and config), not the working tree directory that holds the .git/ folder.

If installed globally, don't forget to enable the plugin:

# for plugin version 0.10
gitplugin.* = enabled

# for plugin version
tracext.git.* = enabled 


12/13/2009 Anyone get this working in a shared hosting environment? I've tried with trac 0.11 and I get errors about it not finding the Git component (I did all the trac.ini stuff). If you have instructions please contact me, codecraig -at- gmail -dot- com ....thanks

Recent Changes

7757 by hvr on 2010-03-07 17:16:57
GitPlugin: ported code from TracMercurial in trac:changeset:6461
7756 by hvr on 2010-03-07 16:13:38
minor logging tweak
7755 by hvr on 2010-03-07 13:00:01
GitPlugin: decode git paths to unicode strings; fixes #5357


Author: Herbert Valerio Riedel
Contributors: Hans Petter Jansson

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