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Delete own project

Added by Denny Schierz at 2013-03-14 11:08 am


I want, that my studies can delete there own projects in our Chili 3.5.0. After searching a while, I found this plugin: . Is it safe to use it with Chili?

cu denny

Replies (5)

RE: Delete own project - Added by Chris Dähn at 2013-03-14 08:49 pm


I currently cannot say if this plugin does harmful things - due to the fact that you have to give your users / their group a new right (ACL) that they are allowed to delete their projects..:

You meant this plugin, right?

I can check it for you by trying it out on a testing system...


RE: Delete own project - Added by Denny Schierz at 2013-03-15 06:46 pm

hi chris,

that would be great. It costs to many time to delete old projects from students (several thousands) and I have a lot of dead projects too, so I think, it is a good idea, that they can delete there own projects. Maybe, it is also possible that the SVN/Git archive would be also deleted with the SCM plugin.

RE: Delete own project - Added by Chris Dähn at 2013-03-15 06:57 pm

Removing the SVN/Git by the plugin would require to develop it (currently I'm no real Ruby dev, just small hacks are possible)...

Further I would be very careful deleting any repositories - but this could be done by a simple script, too.

The idea:
If every repository is linked to a ChiliProject project with the same name, then a script (nightly cron job) can find out all no more references repos. And (for security reasons) maybe checks them for an inactivity of (for example) 30 days - and only then deletes the repos. So you won't loose all files, if a project was deleted by accident.

And: So this special job can be done outside ChiliProject - which makes the process of software development a little bit easier ;)

What do you think? Is that an accaptable solution?


PS: I'll try to check the Redmine project within this weekend - and provide you a link to a public testing server running it.

RE: Delete own project - Added by Chris Dähn at 2013-03-17 07:49 pm


I tested the delete plugin on my testing site:

After fixing the Redmine-Stuff in redmine_delete_project/config/routes.rb (ok, a real Ruby dev should check it twice),
I encountered a compile error when executing "Delete Project" button in the side menu :-(

So maybe this could be solved by a short fix - but here I definitively need help by Felix or Holger...

Therefore I'll create an issue and provide logs and my sources for that - hopefully they have time to help us...


RE: Delete own project - Added by Denny Schierz at 2013-03-21 09:07 pm

hi too :-)

thank you for testing. It would be great, if Felix or the the plugin owner can fix it :-)

cu denny