A Redmine plugin for agile teams

Developer info

Setting up for automated testing

  • create a directory dedicated to redmine development. I have ‘redmine’ in my home directory, but it can be anything. The rest of the description assumes ~/redmine
  • Clone backlogs from github into ~/redmine/redmine_backlogs checkout the master branch
  • Create a file named ~/.backlogs.rc (this file must be in your home dir), with the content shown below
  • Set up rvm, install ruby 1.9.3 in it, and create a gemset by the name ‘redmine’. Execute ‘rvm use 1.9.3@redmine’
  • Go to the directory you cloned backlogs into, and execute ./redmine_install.sh -r # this fetches redmine ./redmine_install.sh -i # this sets up backlogs ./redmine_install.sh -t # this runs the tests after this, you can simply run the last step whenever you want to execute the tests.
  • For a single test, just pass in the feature name ./redmine_install.sh -t burndown # for features/burndown.feature

Doing this will blow your database to bits, so DON’T DO THIS ANYWHERE NEAR PRODUCTION. You have been warned.

Content of ~/.backlogs.rc

DBROOTPW=password # your MySQL root user password
REDMINE_VER=2.2.4 # or 2.3.0, or v3.3.0, or...
CLEARDB=yes # set to no if you don't want the installer to clear your database during test run
VERBOSE=yes # give verbose output. Recommended

Changing supported Redmine versions

The versions of redmine that are supported are derived from the tests we run on Travis. In order to change the supported versions:

  • Edit .travis.yml and add/change the supported version in the ‘env:’ section
  • Edit redmine_install.sh and add/change the supported versions in the same way in the section starting with “case $REDMINE_VER in”

Tagging a new version

  • Update the changelog. The script ./lib/tasks/changelog.rb will trawl the checkin logs for hints, but will always need touch-up
  • Run the ./lib/tasks/tag.rb script. This will do some consistency checks, modify a few files to reflect the new version, and will check in those files, so tagging is best done on a repo that has no pending changes. This script expects the backlogs website to be checked out in ../www, as it will modify and check in the site to reflect the new version.
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