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Version 1 (modified by Christian Boos, 12 years ago) ( diff )

Introduction to the branch

Multiple Repository Support for 0.12

This branch adds support for accessing multiple repositories inside one Trac project.

For now, there is support for the Mercurial (hg) and Subversion (direct-svnfs) type of repositories.

See: log:sandbox/multirepos

The approach is quite simple: beyond repository connectors, there's now repository providers (IRepositoryProvider components) which are responsible for make available a list of named repositories. That name can be arbitrary (in particular, it may contain '/' to denote a pseudo-hierarchy) and will be used as a prefix for any repository path. Actually, a more complete description of the approach can be found in this mail: googlegroups:trac-users:14ca95377e4a53b5 One trac env for X repositories ?].

If the only repository known is the default one (i.e. the one defined in TracIni, section [trac] repository_...), then Trac behaves exactly as before. But IRepositoryProvider components can make other repositories available. In particular, the default RepositoryManager itself provides a list of repositories listed in a new [repositories] section in TracIni.

TODO

  • currently, a default repository needs to be defined, otherwise the versioncontrol modules are disabled
  • extend to cached repositories
  • IRepositoryProvider must have a way to signal new content, in order to rebuild the repository name cache
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