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Sat Feb 24 21:49:17 2001 UTC (16 years, 9 months ago) by bertho
Branch: MAIN
Changes since 1.1: +10 -12 lines
Updates for release 1.0.1
1 bertho 1.2 CvsGraph 1.0.1
2 bertho 1.1 ==============
3     CvsGraph creates a graphic representation of the revisions and branches in a
4     cvs/rcs repository. CvsGraph is inspired on the 'graph'-option from WinCVS. I
5     could not find something right away on the web and decided that it was time to
6     write a stand-alone version. I might have been doing some double work, but hey,
7     I like a hack.
8    
9    
10    
11     Notes
12     -----
13     - I only tested it with:
14 bertho 1.2 * RedHat Linux 6.[12] and 7.0
15 bertho 1.1 * cvs-1.10
16     * rcs-5.7
17 bertho 1.2 * gd-1.3 and gd-1.8
18     - CvsGraph generates only gifs for old versions of gd and only png and jpeg for
19     newer version of gd.
20 bertho 1.1
21    
22    
23     Compiling
24     ---------
25     Go to a directory of your choice, unpack the package and cd into the newly
26     create directory:
27     $ cd /where/ever/you/want
28 bertho 1.2 $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.0.1.tar.gz
29     $ cd cvsgraph-1.0.1
30 bertho 1.1
31     Edit the Makefile to suit your needs and run:
32     $ make
33    
34     This should do the trick and you have an executable file 'cvsgraph' in the
35     current directory.
36    
37    
38    
39     Installing
40     ----------
41     Put the executable file 'cvsgraph' somewhere where you think it should go.
42     Normally this would be "/usr/local/bin" or "/usr/bin". The configuration file
43     ought to be put in "/usr/local/etc" or "/etc". The exact position can be
44     overriden on the commandline anyway. Edit the configuration file to your liking
45     and you should be all set.
46    
47    
48    
49     Running CvsGraph
50     ----------------
51     Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would
52     be very insecure. Make a wrapper cgi-script in php, perl, or whatever you
53     normally use. A nice way is to hack the 'cvsweb' package to call CvsGraph.
54    
55 bertho 1.2 To generate an image do something like:
56 bertho 1.1 $ cvsgraph -r /home/to/repository -m module -o mygraph.gif myfile.c,v
57    
58     This generates a revison/branch image of the rcs file 'myfile.c,v' and puts it
59     into 'mygraph.gif'. The '-r' option is the path to the repository *located and
60     accessible* on your filesystem. The '-m' is the module in the repository. Note
61     that the extension of the file ends with ",v".
62    
63     Type 'cvsgraph -h' to get a full list of options. If the output is not given
64     (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.
65    
66    
67    
68     Todo
69     ----
70 bertho 1.2 - use ImageMagick for better control over what is generated (also multiple
71     output formats would be possible)
72 bertho 1.1 - find a way to use cvs directly instead of rcs (rlog) without the need for a
73     full checkout of the repository/module
74     - clean up the mess of finding revisions, tags and branches. The main branch
75     does not nessecarily start with revision 1.1
76     - do a better job in making a layout (auto moving branches and rubber banding
77     revision-connectors to make place)
78     - redo the entire code :-) All good programs are written twice (at least). The
79     structure is a real mess, but that is the price for hacking away without a
80     real programming strategy...
81    
82    
83    
84     License
85     -------
86     CvsGraph is distributed under GNU GPL v2. See 'LICENCE' for more information.
87    
88    
89    
90     Contact
91     -------
92     HomePage: http://www.akhphd.au.dk/~bertho/cvsgraph
93     E-mail: cvsgraph@akhphd.au.dk
94    
95     Greetings Bertho
96    

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