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Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of InterTrac

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  • InterTrac

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     1= InterTrac Links  = 
     2 
     3Trac supports a convenient way to refer to resources of other Trac servers, from within the Wiki markup, since version 0.10. 
     4 
     5== Definitions == 
     6 
     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. 
     11 
     12== List of Active InterTrac Prefixes == 
     13 
     14[[InterTrac]] 
     15 
     16== Link Syntax == 
     17 
     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. 
     20 
     21{{{ 
     22<target_environment>:<TracLinks> 
     23}}} 
     24 
     25The other resource is specified using a regular TracLinks, of any flavor. 
     26 
     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. 
     31 
     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]`, ...) 
     36 
     37== Examples == 
     38 
     39It is necessary to setup a configuration for the InterTrac facility. 
     40This configuration has to be done in the TracIni file, `[intertrac]` section. 
     41 
     42Example configuration: 
     43{{{ 
     44... 
     45[intertrac] 
     46# -- Example of setting up an alias: 
     47t = trac 
     48 
     49# -- Link to an external Trac: 
     50trac.title = Edgewall's Trac for Trac 
     51trac.url = http://trac.edgewall.org 
     52}}} 
     53 
     54The `.url` is mandatory and is used for locating the other Trac. 
     55This can be a relative URL in case that Trac environment is located  
     56on the same server. 
     57 
     58The `.title` information will be used for providing an useful tooltip 
     59when moving the cursor over an InterTrac links. 
     60 
     61Finally, the `.compat` option can be used to activate or disable 
     62a ''compatibility'' mode: 
     63 * If the targeted Trac is running a version below milestone:0.10  
     64   (r3526 to be precise), then it doesn't know how to dispatch an InterTrac  
     65   link, and it's up to the local Trac to prepare the correct link.  
     66   Not all links will work that way, but the most common do.  
     67   This is called the compatibility mode, and is `true` by default.  
     68 * If you know that the remote Trac knows how to dispatch InterTrac links,  
     69   you can explicitly disable this compatibility mode and then ''any''  
     70   TracLinks can become an InterTrac link. 
     71 
     72Now, given the above configuration, one could create the following links: 
     73 * to this InterTrac page: 
     74   * `trac:wiki:InterTrac` trac:wiki:InterTrac 
     75   * `t:wiki:InterTrac` t:wiki:InterTrac 
     76   * Keys are case insensitive: `T:wiki:InterTrac` T:wiki:InterTrac 
     77 * to the ticket #234: 
     78   * `trac:ticket:234` trac:ticket:234 
     79   * `trac:#234` trac:#234  
     80   * `#T234` #T234 
     81 * to the changeset [1912]: 
     82   * `trac:changeset:1912` trac:changeset:1912 
     83   * `[T1912]` [T1912] 
     84 * to the log range [3300:3330]: '''(Note: the following ones need `trac.compat=false`)''' 
     85   * `trac:log:@3300:3330` trac:log:@3300:3330   
     86   * `[trac 3300:3330]` [trac 3300:3330]  
     87 * finally, to link to the start page of a remote trac, simply use its prefix followed by ':', inside an explicit link. Example: `[th: Trac Hacks]` (''since 0.11; note that the ''remote'' Trac has to run 0.11 for this to work'') 
     88 
     89The generic form `intertrac_prefix:module:id` is translated 
     90to the corresponding URL `<remote>/module/id`, shorthand links 
     91are specific to some modules (e.g. !#T234 is processed by the 
     92ticket module) and for the rest (`intertrac_prefix:something`), 
     93we rely on the TracSearch#quickjump facility of the remote Trac. 
     94 
     95---- 
     96See also: TracLinks, InterWiki