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Recently Added Features and Trac 0.12 this Weekend

12 Jan 2011 06:00 | Posted in New Features, Upgrades | 8 Comments

I know the blog has been a little quiet lately, so I wanted to update you with what we've been doing here at Repository Hosting. Over the last few months we have added a number of new features to our services, and we are planning a major upgrade for this weekend.

Automated Trac Imports

You can now easily import existing Trac Projects into Repository Hosting. Simply go to the Project Settings page, select the General tab, and next to the Trac field you will see a link to import a Trac project. Upload your project, and it will be imported within minutes.

Trac Permissions

trac permissions

We have added the ability to set Trac permissions directly from the Project Settings page on the Permissions tab. This allows you to set all your permissions from one location, instead of having to login to Trac to set Trac-specific permissions. Simply click the + button on the right to add a new permission, or hover over an existing permission and click the X to remove it.

reStructuredText

We have enabled support for reStructuredText in Trac. This is an alternative markup format that is commonly used for Python documentation.

Upgrades are Coming

This Saturday, Jan 15 from 3am-4am EST, we are planning to upgrade a number of our hosted services. The following is a list of the upgrades. Note that Subversion has already been upgraded to the latest version, 1.6.15.

  • Git 1.7.0.6 → 1.7.3.5
  • Mercurial 1.5.1 → 1.7.3
  • Trac 0.11.6 → 0.12.1
  • Agilo Plugin 0.8.3.2 → 0.9.2
  • Downloads Plugin 0.2 → 0.3
  • Timing and Estimation Plugin 0.9.2b → 1.0.7b
  • Worklog Plugin 0.1 → 0.2
  • Wysiwyg Plugin 0.2 → 0.12.0.3
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Trac 0.12

The big upgrade, of course, is to Trac 0.12. The new release includes improved user interfaces for editing wiki pages and tickets, including automatic previews, along with many other small changes. There are two big features of Trac 0.12 you won't see right away, though: translation into other languages and multiple repositories per project. Don't worry, if you are looking forward to those features they are coming soon. We just need to integrate those features with our other services so that the user experience is seamless.

A Happy New Year from all of us at Repository Hosting!

Comments

Joao
14 Jan 2011 19:34
Cool!! Thank you for the upgrades. I’m looking forward for the new features
Travis
14 Jan 2011 21:18
Greetings Repository Hosting,

I would like to put in a request for you to support a Trac Test case suite plugin. We have a need to run manual test cases against our application, and have found that having the test suite tightly integrated into the bug tracking system to be of great value. In particular I would love to see the “Test Manager plugin for Trac” integrated into Repository Hosting. This particular plugin utilizes the wiki rather than the ticket system for storing the test cases witch is great because the ticket system doesn’t get bogged down with non-tickets. http://trac-hacks.org/wiki/TestManagerForTracPlugin

Thanks for your support.
bms
15 Jan 2011 07:03
Smart HTTP for Git would be awesome.
Matt@RH
15 Jan 2011 07:22
@Travis, thank you for your suggestion. I have added your vote for this plugin. After we’ve deployed Trac 0.12 we are hoping to add support for some more plugins.

@bms, Smart HTTP support is a feature we are planning to add in the future. Thanks for your input.
shazron
30 Jan 2011 08:18
Thanks for the updates. Any plans for an API to access (list, add, delete) Trac tickets? Not sure if there is a plugin for this…
Matt@RH
30 Jan 2011 16:11
@shazron, there is actually already support for this. We have enabled the XML-RPC plugin for Trac, so you should be able to access all your Trac data via the API. See this blog post for more details.
Leo
08 Feb 2011 16:38
Help!

I have having so many issue with repository hosting today. First I had problem creating a repo. Now It finally work. And I can’t push change to it.

I kept getting this error:

fatal: failed to write object
error: unpack failed: unpack-objects abnormal exit
Matt@RH
08 Feb 2011 18:00
@Leo, today we have been experiencing some delays between the time a project is created and when it becomes available to push to. This is actually causing both the symptoms you are seeing. We are working hard to fix this. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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