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January 18, 2010

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Trac2mite, a plugin to connect web-based project management with time tracking

Trac users, this one’s for you! Thanks to this plugin developed by Thomas Klein, time entries tracked on tickets within Trac can now be sent automatically to your mite.account.

trac2mite connects Trac with time tracking tool mite

Trac2mite joins the team of two other issue tracking systems that play well with mite already: Mantis and Redmine.

About Trac

Trac is an open source issue tracking system for software development projects. Besides issue tracking, it provides an interface to Subversion or other version control systems as well as an integrated Wiki. Trac is written in Python and actively developed since 2005.

Trac2mite: Features

Trac2mite connects your Trac account with your mite.account. Track your time on tickets within Trac and get them send automatically to mite. Within Trac, you might specify which projects and services from mite should be available to select in Trac. Furthermore, dynamic comments are available: you can specify if information such as the title or the ID of a ticket should be added to the notes of your time entries.

Setup

Trac2mite makes use of our open API. To setup the connection, you’ll have to activate the mite.api within your account first. You’ll find this option by clicking on your user name in the upper right-hand corner in mite. Please activate the corresponding checkbox there, copy your API key and save your changes.

Additionally, the TracHoursPlugin is required.

Currently, installing Trac2mite is a little bit tricky: Until this issue is resolved you’ll have to install the plugin in development mode as described in the Readme file, so please follow those instructions.

Download

Please head over to GitHub to get the latest version of Trac2mite. Thomas Klein who developed the plugin published it under the free MIT license. Help yourself, grab it, fork it, improve it! And please don’t forget to get in touch with Thomas or a leave a comment here if you’re missing anything or would like to help by giving feedback. As the plugin is clearly beta, this would really help a great deal – thanks so much!


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