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Monday, December 5, 2011

@Wandisco sponsors Bloodhound, a fork of Trac

Trac becomes Bloodhound?

Even if you still don't know, it is a fact that I'm a convinced  Python advocate and developer. I like programming and I also think that  Trac is one of the most well-designed systems out there. I have implemented  some plugins myself (hope you like them ;). Besides it's pretty famous and there are countless online installations . Nonetheless in the last few years its development was not as fast as many of us would have wanted . There are some reasons for this to happen . Firstly  Edgewall (the company behind  Trac) is not what it used to be once upon a time. Besides  the site hosting many plugins needs an upgrade since long time ago . In my opinion it'd be nice to migrate the VCS so as to use a distributed system , let's say either  Mercurial or  Git (I vote for the former ;) . According to my personal experience it also happens that plugin developers might not have enough support to dedicate time to make their ideas a reality, and decide to take another job. Recently I got some good news . There's strong interest to support its development . The whole thing started few months ago when a message was sent to  trac-users and  trac-dev mailing lists. Now, thanks to  Wandisco, this request led to  a proposal named Bloodhound willing to support its development, but incubated under the  Apache (ASF) umbrella. So far the idea is to create a friendly fork of the core  Trac distribution and also package some useful and successful  plugins. I'm so excited about the idea. Let's see how it goes. Thanks to all those who made this possible.