Currently when admin/owner deletes a repository, RhodeCode does not physically delete a repository from filesystem, it renames it in a special way so it’s not possible to push,clone or access repository. It’s worth a notice that, even if someone will be given administrative access to RhodeCode and will delete a repository You can easy restore such action by restoring rm__<date> from the repository name, and internal repository storage (.hg/.git). There is also a special command for cleaning such archived repos:
paster cleanup-repos --older-than=30d production.ini
This command will scan for archived repositories that are older than 30d, display them and ask if you want to delete them (there’s a –dont-ask flag also) If you host big amount of repositories with forks that are constantly deleted it’s recommended that you run such command via crontab.
In file view when this checkbox is checked the << and >> arrows will jump to changesets within the same branch currently viewing. So for example if someone is viewing files at ‘beta’ branch and marks follow current branch checkbox the << and >> buttons will only show him revisions for ‘beta’ branch
Checkboxes in compare view allow users to view combined compare view. You can only show the range between the first and last checkbox (no cherry pick). Clicking more than one checkbox will activate a link in top saying Show selected changesets <from-rev> -> <to-rev> clicking this will bring compare view. In this view also it’s possible to switch to combined compare.
Compare view is also available from the journal on pushes having more than one changeset
Due to complicated nature of repository grouping, often urls of repositories can change.
#before http://server.com/repo_name # after insertion to test_group group the url will be http://server.com/test_group/repo_name
This can be an issue for build systems and any other hardcoded scripts, moving repository to a group leads to a need for changing external systems. To overcome this RhodeCode introduces a non changable replacement url. It’s simply an repository ID prefixed with _ above urls are also accessible as:
Since ID are always the same moving the repository will not affect such url. the _<ID> syntax can be used anywhere in the system so urls with repo_name for changelogs, files and other can be exchanged with _<ID> syntax.
When administrator will fill up the mailing settings in .ini files RhodeCode will send mails on user registration, or when RhodeCode errors occur on errors the mails will have a detailed traceback of error.
Mails are also sent for code comments. If someone comments on a changeset mail is sent to all participants, the person who commited the changeset (if present in RhodeCode), and to all people mentioned with @mention system.
Trending source files are calculated based on pre defined dict of known types and extensions. If You miss some extension or Would like to scan some custom files it’s possible to add new types in LANGUAGES_EXTENSIONS_MAP dict located in /rhodecode/lib/celerylib/tasks.py
RhodeCode has an ability to clone remote repos from given remote locations. Currently it support following options:
If you need to clone repositories that are protected via basic auth, you might pass the url with stored credentials inside eg. http://user:firstname.lastname@example.org/repo, RhodeCode will try to login and clone using given credentials. Please take a note that they will be stored as plaintext inside the database. RhodeCode will remove auth info when showing the clone url in summary page.