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From "Dishara Wijewardana (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COMDEV-86) [GSoC] Add support for browsing remote Subversion repositories to Apache Bloodhound
Date Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:09:18 GMT

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Dishara Wijewardana commented on COMDEV-86:
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Hi I am Dishara, student who is willing ti take part in GSoC 2013. I have successfully completed
GSoC 2012 in Apache Velocity project and looking forward to participate in this year as well.
 I found my self interesting about this project and thought . 

If it is to integrate subversion browsing, why can't we integrate maven scm plugin[1] which
is capable of doing that ? It supports multiple revision controlling repositories. 

[1] - http://maven.apache.org/scm/maven-scm-plugin/
                
> [GSoC] Add support for browsing remote Subversion repositories to Apache Bloodhound
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COMDEV-86
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMDEV-86
>             Project: Community Development
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Branko Čibej
>              Labels: bloodhound, gsoc2013
>
> Apache Bloodhound is a software development collaboration tool, including issue tracking,
wiki and repository browsing (see: http://bloodhound.apache.org). Bloodhound extends Trac
(http://trac.edgewall.org/) with multiple product support, advanced search functionality,
ticket relations, a simpler installer and sleeker user interface. Apache Bloodhound recently
graduated from the Apache Incubator as a stand-alone Apache project. 
> Problem:
> Trac (and therefore Bloodhound) effectively only supports Subversion repositories that
are on the same server as the Trac instance. More information about why this is and ways to
get around this are discussed in ​http://trac.edgewall.org/ticket/493. A related problem
inherited from Trac is that it cannot track changes in a Subversion repository that it does
not have local access to ("local" meaning that the Subversion repository has to reside on
a volume accessible to the Bloodhound server). 
> Proposed solution:
> Task 1: In its next release, Apache Subversion will include a publish/subscribe framework
called svnpubsub, which is intended to solve this kind of problem; see http://s.apache.org/svnpubsubrepo
. The goal of this task is to integrate svnpubsub into Apache Bloodhound so that it can act
as a svnpubsub client, allowing it to receive change notifications from remote Subversion
repositories.
> Task 2: Write a new repository connector for Apache Bloodhound (and Trac) that talks
to remote Subversion repositories. Alternatively: Enhance ​remote svn plugin (http://www.meadowy.org/~gotoh/hg/remote-svn-plugin/)
to integrate it with Bloodhound (and latest Trac), multi-repository APIs and other features
included in Trac core since its ​last change.
> Skills needed: 
> Bloodhound, Trac and svnpubsub are written in Python, so a moderate dose of Python programing
skills are required. Familiarity with Subversion internals and its Python bindings would be
a benefit.
> References: 
> Link to the original issues: 
>     https://issues.apache.org/bloodhound/ticket/89
>     https://issues.apache.org/bloodhound/ticket/483
>     https://issues.apache.org/bloodhound/ticket/478
> More GSoC-related tasks for Bloodhound: 
>     https://issues.apache.org/bloodhound/query?status=!closed&keywords=~gsoc
> Guidelines for contributing to Apache Bloodhound:
>     https://issues.apache.org/bloodhound/wiki/BloodhoundContributing

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