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Mylar Trac Connector

The goal of this Summer of Code project is to provide a Trac connector plug-in for Mylar. Trac is a web-based issue tracking system with an integrated wiki.

The Mylar API already supports multiple issue tracking systems, therefore the existing abstraction can be used to implement a Trac connector. Trac issues can be accessed remotely through an query script that outputs tab-delimited text as well as through an XML-RPC interface. The XML-RPC interface has not yet been integrated into the main distribution of Trac but is available as a separate plug-in.

The project will be accomplished in two iterations:

1. Iteration: Web linking only repository integration trough Trac's tab-delimited ticket query script

  • Support for repository queries in task list view

This will work with existing Trac deployments through the custom query script. The output is available in multiple formats including tab-delimited text (sample output). It contains id, summary, status, owner, type, priority and component of tickets. This information will be used for read-only display in Mylar. A web-browser will be used for editing of tickets.

2. Iteration: Full integration based on the Trac XML-RPC plug-in

  • Authoring of reports within native Eclipse editor
  • Offline editing

In the second iteration support for Trac's XML-RPC interface will be implemented. The XML-RPC interface is distributed as a separate Trac plug-in and requires a Trac build from the subversion repository. The XML-RPC interface allows full featured access to all ticket information and allows manipulation of tickets. The editing of tickets will be done through Eclipse forms.

Project

The project is hosted here.