Download the Chrome extension
Dreditor (short for "Drupal editor" and pronounced
/'dɹɛdɪtə/) started as a simple idea for a (greasemonkey) browser user script to help module maintainers, Drupal core maintainers, and developers in general to review patches on https://www.drupal.org.
Dreditor provides multiple applications/helpers for drupal.org and implements a concept of applications/namespaces/modules. The user script can re-use all available data on drupal.org as well as common Drupal development practices.
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drupal.org unleashed user style A user style for advanced drupal.org users. Requires Greasemonkey.
APIs and helpers
Dreditor additionally contains the following noteworthy components and sub-systems:
Allows to debug and inspect arbitrary data/variables in Firebug's console, but also to access them again in the global window object (optionally using a named identifier, e.g.
window.debug.myValue). Chainable via jQuery. Especially useful for re-accessing and debugging selected data via Firebug's console. (now also available via admin_devel module)
jQuery Form API Initial stab at building, processing, and rendering jQuery-enabled forms in a JS-only environment. Supports multiple form submit handlers. To be continued.
Any issues with Dreditor, or do you want a new feature? Let us know here.
- Install Node.js - ensure to install the bundled Node Package Manager npm, too.
- Install [Grunt] by running the following shell command:
npm install -g grunt-cli
- Confirm that the Grunt CLI is installed and works:
- Clone the Dreditor repository:
git clone https://github.com/dreditor/dreditor.git
- Change into the new repository directory and install all dependencies:
- Start a first Dreditor build by running:
- Go to
- Enable Developer mode
- Click on Load unpacked extension...
- Browse to the
/build/chromedirectory and click
- Manually refresh the extensions page after each code change
Injects a "Review" button for all .patch file attachments on drupal.org. Opens the patch file with diff syntax highlighting (removed/added/control lines) and minimal PHP syntax highlighting (comments), and allows to comment on it.
- Select lines in the diff to enter a patch review comment. Select further lines if the same comment pertains to other lines as well. Press "Save" to store a comment.
- Click on existing selections to edit a comment or select further lines. Press "Delete" to delete an existing comment.
- Press "Hide deletions" to only see the final resulting lines; useful to remove noise when reviewing complex code logic.
- Press "Hide" to temporarily read the issue, retaining your patch review comments.
- Press "Paste" to insert all comments including selected lines into the issue.
- Use the jump menu in the sidebar to quickly jump to individual files or hunks in files.
Pressing the TAB key after certain character sequences automatically completes or converts the entered characters into a full string, and moves the cursor to the next best input position.
- HTML: Type
- Usernames: Type
@slantview, etc. Only usernames contained on the current page are available.
- Issue URLs: Paste http://drupal.org/node/123456 and hit TAB to get [#123456].
- Comment #IDs: Type #42 and hit TAB to convert it into a link to the corresponding issue comment. #0 links to the OP.
Commit message generator
Scans an issue for the top contributors and generates a template that follows the documented best practice for commit messages. Also allows to select the primary contributor for proper git author attribution.
Image attachment embedder
Injects an "Embed" button for image attachments to quickly insert uploaded screenshots into an issue follow-up.
Recommended browser extensions to speed up uploading of file attachments:
- Chrome: drag2up
The development process is powered by Node.js and Grunt. Sounds complex, but is trivial!
Setting up a local development environment just takes a few minutes; it's all automated.
Check the Contributing page to learn more.
Original author: Daniel F. Kudwien (sun).