HGBot: IRC Repo Add
completed by: Michal Proszek
mentors: Jon Neal, Arc Riley, Terri Oda, David Czech, AJ Williams, Amaury Medeiros
HGBot is a Python program that automates our Mercurial repository management, handles Mercurial authentication, and provides user interfaces such as IRC.
Currently, adding a repository involves manually editing the sqlite database and restarting HGBot after its been created. Creating a new repository involves "hg init" in the appropriate directory, creating a .hg/hgrc file within it, and then adding the new repo to the bot.
Extend the current REPOSITORY command to support ADD and INIT subcommands.
ADD should accept a path to a repository on the filesystem. This command should test to ensure the path provided is valid. You do not need to verify the contents of its .hgrc file, we can assume if a repository is added this way the repository's .hgrc file is already correct.
INIT should create a new repository and then add it to HGBot at a provided path. A new .hgrc file should be created for this with the "contact" equal to the username of the admin creating the repository and an empty description. The hooks necessary to work with hgbot should be provided here as well.
Both of these new subcommands set the channels to a default #CopyleftGames, a CHANNELS subcommand could be used to set other channels. Also, a CONTACT subcommand can be used to change the contact and a DESCRIPTION subcommand could be used to set the description, so none of these need to be provided with ADD or INIT.
Extend the help text for REPOSITORY to list these new subcommands.
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When you've done, commit your work and post the resulting changeset url to this task.