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From Mat Booth <>
Subject Re: MultiProduct -- Was: Re: svn commit: r1242755
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:53:09 GMT
On 17 February 2012 10:06, Gary <> wrote:
> On 02/17/2012 09:59 AM, Mat Booth wrote:
>> On 17 February 2012 09:47, Gary<>  wrote:
>>> On 02/16/2012 06:50 PM, Mat Booth wrote:
>>>> Also relevant:
>>>> Now that I have fixed my personal website, I'd like to share a couple
>>>> of plug-ins I've written in the past for Trac. The first is
>>>> rudimentary support for multiple products, as a patch to the Trac core
>>>> and a companion plug-in, rather uninventively named MultiProduct:
>>>> It was written a couple of years ago now so it was written for Trac
>>>> 0.11 but it does exciting things like add a new ticket field type to
>>>> facilitate having product dependant components and product dependant
>>>> versions. You can read more at the link above and by all means Gary,
>>>> steal as much of it as you like if it is useful to your multi-product
>>>> effort -- it's proven too as I know of at least two companies using it
>>>> in production in their internal Trac installs in addition to my
>>>> personal Trac at :-)
>>>> We should sit down and discuss merging our efforts, maybe. What are
>>>> your thoughts Gary?
>>>> The second plug-in I'm responsible for is called TicketValidation:
>>>> Which was created in response to make certain ticket fields mandatory
>>>> for certain ticket types. Basically it's a way of configuring boolean
>>>> expressions to determine if a ticket field is mandatory based on the
>>>> values of the other fields. It also supports hiding fields from view
>>>> in a similar way. It's a little more rough and ready than my
>>>> MultiProduct plug-in, but again there is at least company I know of
>>>> using it production.
>>>> I would be happy to move these two plug-ins wholesale to the
>>>> BloodHound project if you guys like them. I can then spend some time
>>>> updating them to work with the latest version of the Trac code base.
>>>> Enjoy!
>>> That is fantastic. Personally I would be very happy to see this work put
>>> into bloodhound as there is some very useful work there. I was under the
>>> impression that your multiproduct plugin was looking at a different level
>>> to
>>> my work but, even if that is true, it should go a long way towards
>>> solving
>>> other problems.
>>> Thanks Mat!
>>> Cheers,
>>>    Gary
>> Changed the subject cause I hijacked the thread ;-)
> Good move :)
>> Yes, I guess it does work at a different level. If what you want to is
>> to make products or projects a way of partitioning lists of tickets a
>> la Jira then you can think of my plug-in more as merely adding
>> per-component subcomponents and per-component versions. But you can
>> use the new field type that the patch adds to define relationships
>> between any drop-down selection fields you can think of.
> I think that subcomponents is something that we are likely to want at some
> point so that should be perfect.
> I wonder if there are now appropriate extension points in Trac to allow this
> to work without patching. Possibly something to consider further down the
> line though.
> Cheers,
>    Gary

As I say on I had
planned to eliminate the need for a patch eventually. When I find some
time, I will investigate this.

Mat Booth
Software Engineer
WANdisco, Inc.

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