Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of TracBrowser

Feb 22, 2011, 12:40:16 AM (13 years ago)



  • TracBrowser

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    4 The Trac repository browser can be used to browse directories
    5 and specific revisions of files stored in the repository of the configured
    6 version control system.
     4The Trac repository browser can be used to browse specific revisions of directories
     5and files stored in the repositories associated with the Trac environment.
     7''(since 0.12)'':
     8At the top-level of the repository browser is the '''Repository Index''',
     9listing all the configured repositories.
     10Each repository has a name which is used as a path prefix in a
     11"virtual" file hierarchy encompassing all the available repositories.
     12If a default repository has been configured, its top-level files and directories
     13are also listed, in a '''Default Repository''' section placed before the
     14repository index. If the default repository is the only repository associated
     15with the Trac environment the '''Repository Index''' will be omitted ^[#note-multirepos (1)]^.
    817Directory entries are displayed in a list with sortable columns. The list
    9 entries can be sorted by ''name'', ''size'' or ''age'' by clicking on the column
     18entries can be sorted by ''Name'', ''Size'', ''Age'' or ''Author'' by clicking on the column
    1019headers. The sort order can be reversed by clicking on a given column
    1120header again.
    1322The browser can be used to navigate through the directory structure
    14 by clicking on the directory names. Clicking on a file name will show
    15 the contents of the file. Clicking on the revision number of a file or
    16 directory will take you to the TracRevisionLog for that file.
    17 Note that there's also a ''Revision Log'' navigation link that will do
    18 the same for the path currently being examined.
     23by clicking on the directory names.
     24Clicking on a file name will show the contents of the file.
     25Clicking on the revision number of a file or directory will take
     26you to the TracRevisionLog for that file.
     27Note that there's also a ''Revision Log'' navigation link that will do the
     28same for the path currently being examined.
     29Clicking on the ''diff'' icon after revision number will display the changes made
     30to the files modified in that revision.
     31Clicking on the ''Age'' of the file - will take you to that changeset in the timeline.
    2033It's also possible to browse directories or files as they were in history,
    2336the ''View revision'' input field at the top of the page.
     38The color bar next to the ''Age'' column gives a visual indication of the age
     39of the last change to a file or directory, following the convention that
     40'''[[span(style=color:#88f,blue)]]''' is oldest and '''[[span(style=color:#f88,red)]]'''
     41is newest, but this can be [TracIni#browser-section configured].
     43At the top of the browser page, there's a ''Visit'' drop-down menu which you can use
     44to select some interesting places in the repository, for example branches or tags.
     45This is sometimes referred to as the ''browser quickjump'' facility.
     46The precise meaning and content of this menu depends on your repository backend.
     47For Subversion, this list contains by default the top-level trunk directory
     48and sub-directories of the top-level branches and tags directories
     49(`/trunk`, `/branches/*`, and `/tags/*`).  This can be [TracIni#svn-section configured]
     50for more advanced cases.
     52If you're using a Javascript enabled browser, you'll be able to expand and
     53collapse directories in-place by clicking on the arrow head at the right side of a
     54directory. Alternatively, the [trac:TracKeys keyboard] can also be used for this:
     55 - use `'j'` and `'k'` to select the next or previous entry, starting with the first
     56 - `'o'` (open) to toggle between expanded and collapsed state of the selected
     57   directory or for visiting the selected file
     58 - `'v'` (view, visit) and `'<Enter>'`, same as above
     59 - `'r'` can be used to force the reload of an already expanded directory
     60 - `'A'` can be used to directly visit a file in annotate (blame) mode
     61 - `'L'` to view the log for the selected entry
     62If no row has been selected using `'j'` or `'k'` these keys will operate on the entry under the mouse .
     65MMM: I guess that some keys are upper case and some lower to avoid conflicts with browser defined keys.
     66I find for example in Firefox and IE on windows that 'a' works as well as 'A' but 'l' does not work for 'L'.
     67 cboos: 'l' is reserved for Vim like behavior, see #7867
     70For the Subversion backend, some advanced additional features are available:
     71 - The `svn:needs-lock` property will be displayed
     72 - Support for the `svn:mergeinfo` property showing the merged and eligible information
     73 - Support for browsing the `svn:externals` property
     74   (which can be [TracIni#svn:externals-section configured])
     75 - The `svn:mime-type` property is used to select the syntax highlighter for rendering
     76   the file. For example, setting `svn:mime-type` to `text/html` will ensure the file is
     77   highlighted as HTML, regardless of the file extension. It also allows selecting the character
     78   encoding used in the file content. For example, if the file content is encoded in UTF-8,
     79   set `svn:mime-type` to `text/html;charset=utf-8`. The `charset=` specification overrides the
     80   default encoding defined in the `default_charset` option of the `[trac]` section
     81   of [TracIni#trac-section trac.ini].
     83MMM: I found this section a bit hard to understand. I changed the first item as I understood that well.
     84but I think the other items could be changed also
     85 cboos: in the meantime, I've added the ''advanced'' word as a hint this can be a bit complex...
    26 See also: TracGuide, TracChangeset, FineGrainedPermissions
     90{{{#!div style="font-size:85%"
     91[=#note-multirepos (1)] -  This means that after upgrading a single-repository Trac of version
     920.11 (or below) to a multi-repository Trac (0.12), the repository browser will look and feel
     93the same, that single repository becoming automatically the "default" repository.
     96See also: TracGuide, TracChangeset, TracFineGrainedPermissions