bug-repo-syncer is an app to synchronize bug repositories. It currently works with Launchpad and Trac. It can in principle also be used to migrate between these repositories. The main motivation to write this program, is the lack of a Mylyn connector for Launchpad, while there exists a Mylyn connector for Trac.
The program synchronizes its own bug trackers: the project's bugs on Launchpad with a Trac site on Sourceforge.
Bug Repo Syncer is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 3.
The program is currently incomplete. Also the approach to translate between repositories with significantly different concepts, has inherent drawbacks.
- Bug Repo Syncer does not synchronize bug comments.
- Bug status values (status, priority, resolution, type) can only be roughly translated between repositories of different type. Bug Repo Syncer uses internally a fairly simple model, that is quite similar to the way how Trac works. When Bug Repo Syncer changes a bug, the status values are set in accordance with this simple model. This way information is lost, especially from Launchpad's fairly fine grained model.
The program is developed on Linux. It uses however nothing Linux specific, and may therefore work on other Unix-like operating systems such as Mac OS X.
The following software is required to run Bug Repo Syncer:
An installation of the Python programming language.
A command line program to merge text. Present on nearly all Linux and Unix installations.
A Python library to process dates. Usually installed on Linux by default.
A library to access launchpad from Python programs. Install it with:
pip install launchpadlib
Open a shell window and type:
pip install bug-repo-syncer
Alternatively download the source archive, extract it, change into the extracted directory, and type the familiar:
python setup.py install
Bug Repo Syncer has the notion of a project directory, where configuration and data files are stored. For normal operation it is assumed that the user changes into the project directory and types the synchronization command(s).
Synchronization commands are executed with the bsync program, it uses sub-commands like Bazaar's bzr program.
The general options precede the sub-commands. For example, synchronize and specify the project directory explicitly:
bsync --project-dir path/to/project/dir sync
-h, --help Show a help message and exit.
Specify the directory with configuration and data files.
All subcommands have their own option --help, that shows a specific help message. To get the help message for the command sync for example, type:
bsync sync --help
Create a configuration file in the current directory. The generated configuration file must be edited, so that it refers to your bug repositories. To invoke the command type:
Show status of project directory.
Synchronize the repositories.
This sub-command has further options:
Consider changes since this date (and time).
Hacking and Bug Reports
The program is written in the Python programming language. Development is coordinated on Launchpad. Bugs reports should be filed in the project's bug tracker on Launchpad. (Bugs on Trac are sometimes erroneously deleted.)
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· It has a single new feature: The translation of bug IDs in the bug description, that are rendered as links by the web front end. (For example: bug #934724) These links now keep pointing to the correct bugs in all repositories.