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- add officials_plugin dir to backend dir
- adapt code to be able to test official plugin easily
- add  autoInvite plugin which add all existing users as members when an `OPEN` space is created and make a new user member of all existing `OPEN`spaces when a user is created + tests

Refs: #3604 
Co-authored-by: Guénaël Muller <>
Co-authored-by: Sébastien Grignard <>

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What is Tracim?

Tracim is a collaborative platform software intended for (not only technical) team collaboration. It is simple to use, offers a user-friendly interface and runs on every computer. It is very valuable for R&D teams, assocations, remote collaboration.

More information on the website: (in French)

Quick start (using Docker)

Test Tracim on your computer with Docker:

mkdir -p ~/tracim/etc
mkdir -p ~/tracim/var
docker run -e DATABASE_TYPE=sqlite -p 8080:80 -v ~/tracim/etc:/etc/tracim -v ~/tracim/var:/var/tracim algoo/tracim

Then visit http://localhost:8080 and log in:

  • email: admin@admin.admin
  • password: admin@admin.admin

For advanced docker-based usage, look at the full Tracim Docker documentation,


Tracim is distributed under the terms of 3 distinct licenses:

  • AGPLv3 for the Agenda application (frontend_app_agenda folder)
  • LGPL for other frontend parts (frontend and frontend_xxx folders)
  • MIT License for the rest (backend stuff, functionnal tests, docker recipe, documentation, etc).


In order to contribute to the Tracim source code, please read file

Advanced - Install Tracim from Source

OS compatibility (tested with Python >= 3.5.2):

Get the source code

Get the source code from GitHub (you need git):

git clone
cd tracim/

Install the backend

Option 1: Install the backend manually

See the Backend README.

Option2: Install backend: Automated script for easy setup

This script runs the backend with a simple default configuration: development.ini conf file. It uses the default config file, sqlite database, etc.


This script uses sudo. Make sure it is installed and configured. Alternatively, under root:

./ root

For each missing configuration file, this script will generate them from the default configuration. If the default SQLite database is missing, the script will generate it. This script may also be used for updates. To update a script generated by the Tracim installation, update the source code with git pull and rerun the same script to update the database model, the system and Python dependencies.

For more information about configuring the backend, see Backend README. For more information about the configuration files, see development.ini.sample and the backend setting documentation.

Install the frontend: easy setup


This script uses sudo. Make sure it is installed and configured. Alternatively, under root:

./ root

You can add "-d" to to disable obfuscation and reduce build time.

Install and run pushpin for UI updates

Tracim relies on pushpin for UI updates, so you need to setup pushpin.

For development purpose

If you are in development environnement, the recommended way is to use docker, you should follow this documentation : Live message setup for dev env

For production usage

You should install pushpin, for example in debian/ubuntu:

sudo apt install pushpin

and configure it to proxy tracim (by default tracim web run on port 6543):

echo "* localhost:6543" | sudo tee /etc/pushpin/routes

and after this change you need to restart your pushpin service:

sudo systemctl restart pushpin

more info about installation are available in Backend README.

Run Tracim

Tracim is composed of multiples services, some are web wsgi applications and others are daemons (servers not web-related to do some task like sending email).

Easy start (with pserve and pastedeploy)

An easy way to run Tracim WSGI apps with pastedeploy (config in development.ini):

cd backend/
source env/bin/activate

# running web server
pserve development.ini

You can run some other WSGI services with pastedeploy using the tracimcli command:

# running webdav server
tracimcli webdav start

# running caldav server
tracimcli caldav start
tracimcli caldav sync  # sync Tracim data with radicale caldav server

You can run some Tracim daemons too if you want those features:

# set tracim_conf_file path
export TRACIM_CONF_PATH="$(pwd)/development.ini"

# email notifier (if async email notification is enabled)
python3 daemons/ &

# email fetcher (if email reply is enabled)
python3 daemons/ &

You can now head to (if pushpin is correctly configured and use default port 7999) and login with the admin account:

  • user: admin@admin.admin
  • password: admin@admin.admin

⚠️ If this does not work, you can try to access If it works, the issue is related to the configuration of pushpin.

⚠️ Using tracim without pushpin will mean no live message leading to unrefreshed frontend information.

### Upkeep

If you use default "file" storage for session, new session file will be created but not removed, which mean lot of unneeded file. To mitigate this, you could remove file older than 8 day with :

find . -type f -mtime +8 -print -exec rm {} \;

You should use this command in both session data and session lock dirs.

Another way to solve this issue is to set session to use another backend(we do support all beaker backend), see session documentation for more information.

More documentation about running Tracim and Tracim services

Full documentation about running Tracim services with uWSGI and supervisor is available in the Backend README, sections Running Tracim Backend Daemon and Running Tracim Backend WSGI APP.

Running tests with Cypress

Installation of Cypress: Automated script for easy setup

This script installs some system dependencies of Cypress and checks whether files package.json and cypress.json exist in 'functionnal_tests' folder. If not, the script installs the necessary files.


This script uses sudo, make sure it is installed and configured. Alternatively, under root:

./ root

If you need to run Cypress with an external server of Tracim, modify "baseurl" in cypress.json (for more details, see: ).

Prerequisite for running Cypress tests

To run Cypress tests, you need to run Tracim with a specific configuration:

cd backend/
source env/bin/activate
pserve cypress_test.ini

If you are running tests in a development environment

You must change the apiUrl property in frontend/configEnv.json to:


Then rebuild the frontend:

cd frontend/
yarn run build

Run tests from the command line

To runs all the tests in the 'functionnal_tests/cypress/integration' folder:

cd functionnal_tests/
yarn run cypress-run

Run tests with Cypress GUI

You can watch the tests running directly from a (graphical) web interface:

cd functionnal_tests/
yarn run cypress-open

Running frontend unit tests

Prerequisite for unit tests

To run unit tests, you need to install frontend dependencies and build the full frontend:


This first script uses sudo, make sure it is installed and configured. Alternatively, under root:

./ root

Run tests

To run all the unit tests:


To run the unit tests of a specific frontend app or of frontend_lib:

cd frontend_app_file # (or any frontend app)
yarn run test

Note: to retrieve all frontend apps, run this command:

ls -d frontend*


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