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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#8444 closed defect (fixed)

Enhance author display on Trac's plugin admin panel

Reported by: sebastian@… Owned by: sebastian@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 0.11.6
Component: admin/web Version: 0.11.4
Severity: normal Keywords: patch
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I find the behavior of Trac's plugin panel displaying information about the author(s) of a plugin a little bit strange. This field can be seen when browsing to Admin -> General -> Plugins and expanding an installed plugin.

First of all, it never displays the author's name (at least not when using easy_install to install a plugin from a Subversion repository). The reason is:

  • If I provide an email address for my plugin (provided in setup.py under author_email and later in EGG-INFO/PKG-INFO under Author-email) the plugin panel will always use the email adress and never the author's name.
  • If I don't provide an email address, easy_install will fill the field in PKG-INFO with the value UNKNOWN. Therefor it's not None and the plugin panel displays UNKNOWN (instead of the author's name, if provided).

Furthermore the plugin panel doesn't work with author names containing a non-ASCII character as in "Radek Bartoň". This is because Trac's plugin panel doesn't convert author names to unicode.

I've attached a patch that fixes all these problems. I'm not sure whether this is a defect or an enhancement. But my guess is that this behavior was not intended so I file this as "defect".

Btw: I'm using Python 2.6 with setup_tools 0.6c9.

Attachments (1)

plugin-panel-author-name.patch (1.7 KB ) - added by sebastian@… 12 years ago.
Patch against Trac 0.11.x

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Change History (4)

by sebastian@…, 12 years ago

Patch against Trac 0.11.x

comment:1 by Remy Blank, 12 years ago

Keywords: patch added
Milestone: 0.11.6
Owner: set to Remy Blank

Thanks for the patch!

comment:2 by Remy Blank, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Patch works great, applied in [8424]. Thanks!

comment:3 by Remy Blank, 12 years ago

Owner: changed from Remy Blank to sebastian@…

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