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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#1414 closed enhancement (fixed)

User-defined trac links using same colon syntax as reports, tickets etc

Reported by: walter.nicholls@… Owned by: Christian Boos
Priority: high Milestone: 0.10
Component: wiki system Version: devel
Severity: normal Keywords: intertrac, traclinks
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Add ability to map TracLink -style prefixes to URLs. For example define somewhere that text with a "case:" prefix, eg:


.. is mapped to the hyperlink


This should also support long text descriptions as described in #185, ie

  [case:123 Request from Allied Widgets inc for this report]

This can be done in a clumsy way now with a WikiMacro, but this does not work inside subversion change comments, which is where I would find it most useful.

Possible implementation: could be defined in trac.ini like so:

   case = http://remedy.foocorp.com/case/#1 

This would require changes to the Wiki parser to build the regular expressions more dynamically than currently.

The output of this could be rendered as an external link, even better would be if this was configurable.

Also, would be nice if we could override the standard ones, etc make "ticket:" point to our own trouble ticket system, outside of Trac.

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comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Christian Boos

  • Owner changed from Jonas Borgström to Christian Boos
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Though the plan is certainly to support TracLinks extensions with modules once we have pluggable modules, I nevertheless think that the lightweight TracLinks you suggested are worth implementing.

I'm currently refactoring the WikiFormatter.py to make it a little bit more modular, in source:branches/cboos-dev/intertrac-branch/trac/WikiFormatter.py (though I haven't commited anything there, as of this writting)

With my changes, it will be esay to implement this enhancement request.

E.g: mantis:0000542 should be replaced by http://dmachine/mantis/bug_view_page.php?bug_id=0000542 if I have:

   mantis = http://dmachine/mantis/bug_view_page.php?bug_id=$1 

(#1 might be a valid part of the URL, whereas $ is seldom used in URLs, right?)

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Matthew Good

[1856] adds a TracPluggableModules extension for allowing components to provide their Wiki link syntax.

I'll leave this open for the suggested configurable formats in the TracIni.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Christian Boos

  • Milestone set to 0.9

This feature has been implemented in r1908 in the InterTrac branch, as an extension to traditional InterWiki links.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Christian Boos

  • Milestone changed from 0.9 to 1.0

This will be post-poned to 1.0.

The InterTrac branch will be actively maintained meanwhile, and a patch for each released 0.9 version will be attached to ticket #234.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Christian Boos

In fact, I created a special purpose ticket for the branch integration: #2041. You can find the patches against 0.9.x there.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by Christian Boos

  • Component changed from general to wiki
  • Keywords intertrac added; removed

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by Christian Boos

  • Milestone changed from 1.0 to 0.10
  • Priority changed from normal to high

TODO also use the arguments in the description, e.g.

TracDev http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.subversion.trac.devel/%1         # Mail [%1] in Trac-Dev mailing List

comment:8 Changed 10 years ago by Christopher Lenz

Why high priority? It should already be possible to do this with a plugin.

comment:9 Changed 10 years ago by Christian Boos

… because it's already there in the InterTrac branch, and I see no need to ask users to get a plugin for this when it can easily be part of the core InterWiki functionality.

Actually, those plugins wouldn't even exist if the InterTrac branch had been merged earlier, as this is working for more than half a year already.

comment:10 Changed 10 years ago by Christian Boos

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

This feature is now availabe for trunk (r2839), as part of the InterWiki. See InterMapTxt for the documentation.

comment:11 Changed 21 months ago by Ryan J Ollos

  • Keywords changed from traclinks intertrac to traclinks, intertrac

comment:12 Changed 21 months ago by Ryan J Ollos

  • Keywords traclink added; traclinks removed

comment:13 Changed 21 months ago by Ryan J Ollos

  • Keywords traclinks added; traclink removed

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