Watchlist for Wikis and Tickets
This plugin adds a watchlist for Trac wikis and tickets. Every logged-in user can watch any wiki page and ticket. The watchlist is provided under
[/watchlist] which is also added to the main navigation bar.
To insert a watchlist style table into wikis use the ListOfWikiPagesMacro.
Navigation bar items for an unwatched wiki page, note the 'Watch' link:
Once the watchlist under
[/watchlist] is activated and wiki pages and tickets have been added, it looks as follows:
If you have any issues, create a new ticket.
Download the zipped source of the develop version from here.
The release files are also available on the Python Package Index (currently out-of-date).
A normal check-out is done as follows:
svn co https://trac-hacks.org/svn/watchlistplugin/<trac version> watchlistplugin
To export the sources, replace
export in the line above.
General instructions on installing Trac plugins can be found on the TracPlugins page.
Enable the plugin in the
trac.ini configuration file or in the Web admin interface:
[components] tracwatchlist.* = enabled
Then update your Trac database:
trac-admin /path/to/trac/environment upgrade
The plugin itself can be uninstalled by removing the Python egg file.
Its usage is as follows:
$ python uninstall.py /path/to/trac/environment [-t <tables>] [-u <username>]
<tables> stands for a comma-separated list of one or more of the database tables
system. The first two are database tables created by the plugin, while the last holds the watchlist version.
Only the given tables are deleted: the
system table is not deleted of course, only the
watchlist_version entry is removed. By default all three tables are affected.
The watchlist data of only a single user can be deleted using the
-u option which takes the username as argument.
Rename user names
Please note that no other tables or settings are affected. Renaming to an already existing username will result in an error if both watchlists share identical content.
Its usage is as follows:
$ python rename_user.py /path/to/trac/environment <oldname> <newname>
Using it together with the AnnouncerPlugin
If the AnnouncerPlugin is used to receive change notifications the watchlist allows the user to easily change notification setting of watched wiki pages and tickets. If this feature (#4744) is enabled, an extra column appears in the watchlist, which informs the user about the current setting (On/Off) and allows him/her to change it. Watching and notifications can be independent, ie users can have themselves notified about changes of a wiki page which is not on their watchlist or vice versa, but can also be linked together as shown below.
[announcer] # Rename announcers context navigation items (empty list removes them): ctxtnav_names = [watchlist] notifications = true display_notify_navitems = true
To enable notifications by default for all entries in the watchlist (see #6052) also add:
# still in [watchlist] notify_by_default = true
The following configuration file options are currently supported. Per-user configuration settings is to be implemented. The (legacy) default settings are:
[watchlist] notifications = false # Notification support on/off, see above notify_by_default = false # Enable notifications about all watchlist entries, see above display_notify_navitems = false # Display own notification menu items display_notify_column = true # Display notification column in watchlist tables stay_at_resource = false # Stay at wiki or ticket page after watch/unwatch etc., otherwise go to watchlist page show_messages_on_resource_page = true # If stay_at_resource is true show action messages on resource page show_messages_on_watchlist_page = true # If stay_at_resource is false show action messages on watchlist page show_messages_while_on_watchlist_page = true # Show messages about changes done on the watchlist page
A ticket report can be added to list all watched tickets of the current user. This is not done automatically at the moment. However, the SQL code for a manual installation can be taken from this file.
Browse any wiki or ticket and click Watch in the context navigation bar. To unwatch a wiki or ticket browse to it and click Unwatch in the context navigation bar or click the corresponding Unwatch link in the watchlist.
In order to see the watchlist click on the Watchlist button on the main navigation bar. This button will only be displayed for logged in users.
The watchlist will be displayed under the location
/watchlist. Therefore it can be linked to from a wiki page using