Version 15 (modified by anonymous, 6 years ago) (diff)

added links to screenshots

Some miscellaneous functions to ticket view (CKEditor, navigation table, descriptions, sorting versions, etc.)


Component TextAreaDescription

Shows next to a text area (like description itself or any custom description) an description for what the field is for.

Default values for options:

description_descr = 
descr_template = <div style="white-space: normal; height: 250px; overflow:scroll;" class="system-message">%s<div>

See Screenshot.

Component CssTemplate

Add links to style sheets located in templates folder.

CSS files started with "all_templates" are added for all Trac sites. CSS files starting with template name (without .html-suffix) are added for specific template.

To apply changes you need to restart the server.

Examples for files which resides in projects templates folder:

all_templates_general.css added to all Trac sites
ticket_additional.css only added for ticket.html pages

For discussion in Trac about this topic, see Trac ticket #9683.

Component CustomizedTicketView

Small changes of ticket view.


  • disables field field-reporter, so it cannot be changed anymore
  • disables button Reply, so no comment could be made to any description

This plugin might interested you as well: SimpleTicketPlugin

See Screenshot.

Component SortMilestoneVersion

Sorts drop-down lists of version and milestone regardless of the case and make milestone a must field, when a default milestone is set.

Default behavior of Trac for sorting milestones is:

inbox, v1, v2, Inbox, V1, V2

This plugin sorts it as following:

inbox, Inbox, v1, V1, v2, V2

Component TicketNavigation

Implements an extra Navigation menu by dividing the main ticket information in an several div areas an providing a "jump-to" to the anker with are represented in the navigation box.

Component HtmlContent (old)

Deprecated - use CkEditorPlugin instead! See also CkEditorPlugin-Tickets #8586 for discussion of implementation. The scope of CkEditorPlugin is changing output of CKEditor to trac wiki syntax, which would be better tha saving in HTML (as this Component is doing).

Enables HTML content in description, adding Javascript editor and adding additional CSS file for manipulation CSS declarations.


option name values description
description_format wiki | html format for ticket description (default: wiki)
editor_source valid path Usually it should stored in project or common js folder. For ckeditor for example it could be site/js/ckeditor/ckeditor.js.
editor_replace valid path Javascript, which should replace textareas.
additional_css valid path Path to additional css file, which overrides css-declarations.

Sample configuration:

description_format = html
editor_source = site/js/ckeditor/ckeditor.js
editor_replace = <script type="text/javascript">CKEDITOR.replace('@FIELD_NAME@', {toolbar: 'custom'});</script>
additional_css = site/css/add_ticket.css

In above sample configuration CKEditor is used as online editor and the editor source is located in projects-folder htdocs/js/ckeditor, after each textarea with HTML-Option content of editor_replace will be added. The file in option additional_css will be added and therefore will override these declarations.

Attention: To have a correct preview, file ticket_box.html has to be edited:

1 <py:if test="field">
2   <py:choose test="">
3     <py:when test="ticket[] and field.format == 'html'">${wiki_to_html(context, '{{{ \n#!html \n' + ticket[]  + '\n}}}', escape_newlines=preserve_newlines)}</py:when>
4     <py:when test="'rendered' in field">${field.rendered}</py:when>
5     <py:otherwise>${ticket[]}</py:otherwise>
6   </py:choose>
7 </py:if>

Line 3 has to be inserted into py:choose block in above template-snippet.

<div py:if="ticket.description" class="searchable" xml:space="preserve">
    <py:when test="description_format == 'html'">${wiki_to_html(context, '{{{ \n#!html \n' + ticket.description  + '\n}}}', escape_newlines=preserve_newlines)}</py:when>
    <py:otherwise>${wiki_to_html(context, ticket.description, escape_newlines=preserve_newlines)}</py:otherwise>

Also py:choose block has to be added into div-block near the end of file (see above template-snippet).

Component DisplayDate (old)

This Component is removed in version 0.5, since it is fixed in Trac itself with revision 10629 (see Trac-Ticket #9777).


Screenshot of text area description (red box)

Screenshot of TextAreaDescription (red box under Beschreibung aka description) and HtmlContent (Editor)

Showing hiding creator of ticket (Component `CustomizedTicketView`)

Screenshot of CustomizedTicketView -- creator "Ersteller" is disabled, so it cannot be changed

Showing ticket navigation box (Component `TicketNavigation`)

Screenshot of TicketNavigation -- list of headers are as toolbox under mainnav

Sorting milestones by name instead of due date (Component `SortMilestoneVersion`)

Screenshot of SortMilestoneVersion -- milestones are sorted by name regardless of their case (upper case "TBD" is next to lower case "tbd")

Sorting versions by name instead of due date (Component `SortMilestoneVersion`)

Screenshot of SortMilestoneVersion -- versions are sorted in alphabetical order instead of their due / completion date

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for TicketNavPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from [download:ticketnavplugin here].

Or download precompiled python egg


You can check out TicketNavPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


Sample configuration of TextAreaDescription

descr_template = <div style="white-space: normal; height: 250px; overflow:auto;text-align:left;" class="system-message">%s<div>
description_descr = <div style="font-weight: bold">Folgende Fragen sollen beantworten werden:<br/></div><ul><li>Was wurde gemacht?</li></ul>

Sample configuration of HtmlContent

description_format = html
editor_source = site/js/ckeditor/ckeditor.js
editor_replace = <script type="text/javascript">CKEDITOR.replace('@FIELD_NAME@', {toolbar: 'custom'});</script>
additional_css = site/css/add_ticket.css

Recent Changes

14674 by framay on 2015-06-16 04:59:02
fixes #12386: added license
13249 by aleuhe on 2013-05-27 14:16:31
TextAreaDescription and it's .css file have been changed a little bit.

the Trac.ini has to be adapted:

The following attributes are now obsolete:
ATTRNAME.css_style = ...

The following attributes have to be added
descr_template = <div class="ticket-descr %s">%s%s<div>
releasenotes_relevant_tag = <p class = "rntag">Release-Notes relevant!</p>
releasenotes_relevant = <COMMA-SEPARATED LIST OF ATTRNAMES>

11355 by aleuhe on 2012-03-02 14:14:05


Author: framay
Maintainer: framay

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