Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of InterTrac

12/24/09 02:38:36 (8 years ago)
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     1= InterTrac Links  = 
     3Trac supports a convenient way to refer to resources of other Trac servers, from within the Wiki markup, since version 0.10. 
     5== Definitions == 
     7An InterTrac link can be seen as a scoped TracLinks. 
     8It is used for referring to a Trac resource  
     9(Wiki page, changeset, ticket, ...) located in another 
     10Trac environment. 
     12== List of Active InterTrac Prefixes == 
     16== Link Syntax == 
     18Simply use the name of the other Trac environment as a prefix,  
     19followed by a colon, ending with the resource located in the other environment. 
     25The other resource is specified using a regular TracLinks, of any flavor. 
     27That target environment name is either the real name of the  
     28environment, or an alias for it.  
     29The aliases are defined in `trac.ini` (see below). 
     30The prefix is case insensitive. 
     32For convenience, there's also some alternative short-hand form,  
     33where one can use an alias as an immediate prefix  
     34for the identifier of a ticket, changeset or report: 
     35(e.g. `#T234`, `[T1508]`, `[trac 1508]`, ...) 
     37== Examples == 
     41 Besides the other environments run by the same server process 
     42 (called ''sibling'' environments), which are automatically detected, 
     43Support for sibling environments has been disabled. 
     47It is necessary to setup a configuration for the InterTrac facility. 
     48This configuration has to be done in the TracIni file, `[intertrac]` section. 
     50Example configuration: 
     54# -- Example of setting up an alias: 
     55t = trac 
     57# -- Link to an external Trac: 
     58trac.title = Edgewall's Trac for Trac 
     59trac.url = 
     60trac.compat = false 
     63The `.url` is mandatory and is used for locating the other Trac. 
     64This can be a relative URL in case that Trac environment is located  
     65on the same server. 
     67The `.title` information will be used for providing an useful tooltip 
     68when moving the cursor over an InterTrac links. 
     70Finally, the `.compat` option can be used to activate or disable 
     71a ''compatbility'' mode: 
     72 * If the targeted Trac is running a version below milestone:0.10  
     73   (r3526 to be precise), then it doesn't know how to dispatch an InterTrac  
     74   link, and it's up to the local Trac to prepare the correct link.  
     75   Not all links will work that way, but the most common do.  
     76   This is called the compatibility mode, and is `true` by default.  
     77 * If you know that the remote Trac knows how to dispatch InterTrac links,  
     78   you can explicitely disable this compatibility mode and then ''any''  
     79   TracLinks can become an InterTrac link. 
     81Now, given the above configuration, one could create the following links: 
     82 * to this InterTrac page: 
     83   * `trac:wiki:InterTrac` trac:wiki:InterTrac 
     84   * `t:wiki:InterTrac` t:wiki:InterTrac 
     85   * Keys are case insensitive: `T:wiki:InterTrac` T:wiki:InterTrac 
     86 * to the ticket #234: 
     87   * `trac:ticket:234` trac:ticket:234 
     88   * `trac:#234` trac:#234  
     89   * `#T234` #T234 
     90 * to the changeset [1912]: 
     91   * `trac:changeset:1912` trac:changeset:1912 
     92   * `[T1912]` [T1912] 
     93 * to the log range [3300:3330]: '''(Note: the following ones need `trac.compat=false`)''' 
     94   * `trac:log:@3300:3330` trac:log:@3300:3330   
     95   * `[trac 3300:3330]` [trac 3300:3330]  
     97The generic form `intertrac_prefix:module:id` is translated 
     98to the corresponding URL `<remote>/module/id`, shorthand links 
     99are specific to some modules (e.g. !#T234 is processed by the 
     100ticket module) and for the rest (`intertrac_prefix:something`), 
     101we rely on the TracSearch#quickjump facility of the remote Trac. 
     104=== Discussion === 
     106I think that the `trac` prefix could even be set as a default in the `[intertrac]` TracIni section. --CB 
     109See also: TracLinks, InterWiki