Trac and Git

You all know that Trac is an excellent tool to maintain software projects. You have the bug and feature interface (tickets), a wiki to write all the documentation you need and a place to browse the source code of your project.

Mamona, the project that I’m working now at INdT also use it, but we also use Git as our version control system, but if you already use Trac you know that there’s no official support for git yet, so the “browse source” is not useful here.

To deal with this I started looking if we have any plugin that could let Trac deal with Git, and I found GitPlugin, tried to install it at our server and everything now seems to be integrated and working fine. The only issue that I found is that it doesn’t support multiple repositories yet, so I just added mamona.git at Trac (to access the tools.git you have to use gitweb). There’s already a ticket for this problem, http://trac-hacks.org/ticket/1040 , but I don’t think that we’re going to have this feature soon.

Besides this problem it’s now looking fine, take a look at http://dev.openbossa.org/trac/mamona/browser

🙂

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INdT and the Arena at FISL 9.0

This year INdT is helping to organize the Arena contest at FISL, and also Nokia will give N95 and N800 as prizes for the winners.

I’d also like to invite everyone that’s going to FISL and loves to hack, to join Arena and try to hack/solve the problems. It’s not a normal contest, more free software oriented. So everyone that already hack and develop any kind of free software, please at least try, it’ll be fun 😀

We (INdT) will also be looking for potential future co-workers, so you could get some fun hacking, winning some cool devices and will also have the opportunity to join us :-), and there’s nothing better than be payed to work with free software and at a such cool place.

I’m not going to FISL this year, but if you go there you’ll probably get in touch with some of our developers, you can then ask more about what we do 🙂

Instructions to join Arena: http://fisl.softwarelivre.org/9.0/www/arena_en

Happy hacking!

News about myself

For those how know me and still don’t know, I’m not working at the Linux Technology Center anymore! I had the opportunity to join the INdT and I’m now living at Recife.

Related with technical stuff, I’ll be working at the Mamona project, a linux embedded gnu/linux distribution for ARM EABI.

That’s it for now, will keep you posted on what exactly what I’m doing soon 🙂

Cheers!