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How can I make Trac and Subversion communicate with each other?

Trac is designed to closely integrate with Subversion. It already uses the Subversion permissions file and will mark commit messages from Subversion containing #[ticket number] with links to the ticket when the messages are viewed in Trac. For example, a commit message that says "Worked on #22" will create a link to Ticket 22 in the corresponding Trac project.

We have also added a post-commit hook for Trac that facilitates ticket management via commits. The full description, from the hook itself, is below:

It searches commit messages for text in the form of:

  • command #1
  • command #1, #2
  • command #1 & #2
  • command #1 and #2

Instead of the short-hand syntax "#1", "ticket:1" can be used as well, e.g.:

  • command ticket:1
  • command ticket:1, ticket:2
  • command ticket:1 & ticket:2
  • command ticket:1 and ticket:2

In addition, the ':' character can be omitted and issue or bug can be used instead of ticket.

You can have more then one command in a message. The following commands are supported. There is more then one spelling for each command, to make this as user-friendly as possible.

close, closed, closes, fix, fixed, fixes

The specified issue numbers are closed with the contents of this commit message being added to it.

references, refs, addresses, re, see

The specified issue numbers are left in their current status, but the contents of this commit message are added to their notes.

A fairly complicated example of what you can do is with a commit message of:

    Changed blah and foo to do this or that. Fixes #10 and 12, and refs #12.
This will close #10 and #12, and add a note to #12.