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Version 17 (modified by Peter Suter, 9 years ago) ( diff )

Update jQueryUI version number to 1.8.21 as of [11125]


1.0 corresponds to the next stable version of Trac (a.k.a. trunk)
These notes reflect the current status, which is rapidly (heh) approaching beta.


  1. Prerequisites
    1. Modified Dependencies
      1. jQuery and jQuery UI (bundled)
      2. Babel (optional)
      3. Clearsilver (dropped)
      4. Genshi (mandatory)
  2. Detailed List of Developer Visible Changes
  3. Other Modifications made to the 0.12 API
    1. Database API Changes
      1. Environment.get_db_cnx is obsolete
      2. Environment.db_query() and Environment.db_transaction() (1.0)​
  4. New in the 1.0 API


Python 2.4 support has been dropped. Python versions 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 are supported.

Modified Dependencies

jQuery and jQuery UI (bundled)

The bundled version of jQuery is now 1.7.2 instead of 1.4.4 in Trac 0.12-stable.

See jQuery release notes for the corresponding major updates 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7.

The full minified jQuery UI package is now bundled with Trac. The version is 1.8.21 and includes a custom theme.

Babel (optional)

The internationalization support (i18) for Trac is depending on Babel, preferably version 0.9.6.

Q: Should we now make Babel a mandatory dependency, as we have a good stable release?
This would allow us to use the Babel API in more places (e.g. #4636, #2182).

A: (cboos) I think having it optional doesn't prevent us to make further use of it when it's available. We just need to use fallback code when it's not (see #2182).

Clearsilver (dropped)

Support for ClearSilver templates has been dropped. In case your plugin was still using .cs templates, PortingFromClearSilverToGenshi is now mandatory.

Genshi (mandatory)

  • Genshi 0.7 changed to accepting unicode instances by default, rather than UTF-8 encoded regular str instances. Trac has been updated to override the default back to UTF-8 but plugins that access Genshi directly might raise an error: UnicodeError: source returned bytes, but no encoding specified.
  • Genshi 0.6.x is still supported and will likely be a safer alternative. See #10126 for details.

Detailed List of Developer Visible Changes

Component: database backend (3 matches)

Ticket API Changes
  • Added the attribute db_exc to Environment to access DB-specific exception types.
  • Added the method get_exceptions() to IDatabaseConnector.

trac.db: Added a method update_sequence() to database connections to allow updating table sequences during schema updates. [10114]


IDatabaseConnector.init_db() now accepts an optional schema string, if not provided it is read from the TracIni.

Component: general (11 matches)

Ticket API Changes

perm: Made meta-permissions cumulative, so e.g. TICKET_ADMIN can be extended by plugins. [10417]


make apiref for Epydoc documentation; make apidoc for Sphinx documentation


Ensure that a Component's __init__(self) method is always called before any other.


db API makeover by introducing context managers and a shortcut for query execution; see TracDev/DatabaseApi#Trac0.13API for details


Provide pretty_dateinfo function which displays relative/absolute datetime in the user preferences and default_dateinfo_format option.


config: Added the ConfigSection descriptor to define and document configuration sections. [10341]


It is now safe to inherit from classes having @cached properties.


Upgraded jQuery to 1.7.2.


trac.web.chrome: add_script_data() now also accepts keyword arguments. add_jquery_ui() adds the jQuery UI Javascript library.


Removed obsolete trac.log.logger_factory function.


parse_date() now optionally accepts micro-seconds in the date string

Component: i18n (2 matches)

Ticket API Changes

trac.wiki.api: get_macro_description return a tuple of gettext domain and macro description. The gettext domain is used to translate the description.


babel.js: it's no longer necessary to call babel.format, one can directly pass formatting parameters to gettext, _ and ngettext (r11068)

Component: rendering (2 matches)

Ticket API Changes

Registered reStructuredText roles and directives can gain access to the Trac environment and rendering context corresponding to the docutils content being processed.


trac.mimeview.api.content_to_unicode will remove the leading BOM character in the content if present (r10967)

Component: roadmap (1 match)

Ticket API Changes
  • trac.util.datefmt:
    • format_{date,time,datetime}, parse_date and get_{date,datetime}_format_hint takes optionals locale argument (default to None) [10571]
    • Added user_time helper function for format_* and parse_date functions [10571]
  • trac.web.main: Added lc_time property of Request class for selecting the date format [10571]

Component: ticket system (2 matches)

Ticket API Changes

The req parameter to Query.execute() is no longer required.


trac-field-<fieldname> classes added to field changes in the ticket change history [11112]

Component: version control (3 matches)

Ticket API Changes

versioncontrol: added Changeset.get_tags() [10077]


versioncontrol: use the requested (path, rev) for the identity of a Node instead of (created_path, created_rev) (r10914)


Subversion specific code is now located in the tracopt.versioncontrol.svn package.

Component: web frontend (2 matches)

Ticket API Changes

trac.web.chrome: add_script() and add_stylesheet() now also accept absolute URLs [10027]


chrome: add_script takes optional charset argument (defaults to 'utf-8'). [10196]

Component: wiki system (1 match)

Ticket API Changes

Added IWikiMacroProvider.is_inline optional method. If it is present and returns True, then the macro is called even from an inline context (r10905)

Other Modifications made to the 0.12 API

Database API Changes

Environment.get_db_cnx is obsolete

Following the deprecation deprecation made in 0.12, using Environment.get_db_cnx for obtaining a database connection is now considered obsolete and its use is heavily discouraged, as that method will be removed in Trac 1.1.

One should now only use the context managers for retrieving a database Connection in read or write mode.

  • a read-only Connection can be used to form queries:
    with env.db_query as db:
    a db instance obtained the above way should only be used for executing SELECT queries
  • a writable Connection can be used to modify the database content in a transaction:
    with env.db_transaction as db:
    a db instance obtained the above way can be used to execute INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE queries; they will be committed when the last such automatic transaction in the control flow completes successfully. See DatabaseApi for the full details.

Environment.db_query() and Environment.db_transaction() (1.0)

The @with_transaction(env) / @env.with_transaction() decorators introduced in 0.12 remain available, but they're now deprecated as well, as the with syntax is the one to be used. Those decorators will likely be removed in Trac 1.1 as well.

See #8751 for details and related notes about get_db_cnx deprecation above.

New in the 1.0 API

Be sure to have a look at the new ApiDocs (for latest trunk).

This is a work in progress - coverage is not yet complete.

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