Roundup Tracker - Issues

Issue 900029

Separate templates SHA signature to ease version control
Type: rfe Severity: normal
Components: Installation Versions:
Status: open
: richard : gimni, richard, rouilj
Priority: normal :

Created on 2004-02-19 01:13 by gimni, last changed 2021-08-19 03:05 by rouilj.

msg3290 Author: [hidden] (gimni) Date: 2004-02-19 01:13

I've started to use Subversion to track changes in
roundup development and our own trackers development,
maintenance *and* deployment.

I found one detail that's annoying: the SHA signature
inside the HTML templates.

For example: if I maintain my templates as development
branches of the classic template, the fact that roundup
adds a SHA signature at the end of the template files
marks them as modified to subversion.

What do you think ? Could it be possible to keep SHA
signatures separated from the the files themselves ?
msg3291 Author: [hidden] (richard) Date: 2004-02-19 01:20
Logged In: YES 

It could be possible. 
I guess one day those signatures might actually be *used* 
msg5515 Author: [hidden] (rouilj) Date: 2016-04-10 23:52
Richard just in case you are still around, what was the intent of the
sha signature for the templates?
msg7323 Author: [hidden] (rouilj) Date: 2021-08-19 03:05
Looked at the code and the install_util is used by init when copying a 
tracker in place. My guess is the sha1 sum cab be used to tell if the
file has changed since the distribution.

My claim is we should leave the SHA code in place unchanged.
Maybe add a "findchanges" command to admin. This would report on
files in the tree that have a SHA sum line but the contents don't
match the sum. This could be useful for upgrades so people can
identify locally changed files.
Date User Action Args
2021-08-19 03:05:10rouiljsetmessages: + msg7323
2016-04-10 23:52:05rouiljsetnosy: + rouilj
messages: + msg5515
2004-02-19 01:13:04gimnicreate