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1  CvsGraph 1.2.0, 19-Dec-2001  CvsGraph 1.5.1, 15-Aug-2004
2  ===========================  ===========================
3  CvsGraph creates a graphic representation of the revisions and branches in a  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  cvs/rcs repository. CvsGraph is inspired on the 'graph'-option from WinCVS. I
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11  New in this version  New in this version
12  -------------------  -------------------
13  - The entire tree can now be drawn upside-down. This is usefull if you have  
14    many revisions in a trunk and want to see the latest first. The configuration  - Add patch from Henrik Carlqvist <henca@users.SourceForge.net>
15    includes an option 'upside_down' with a boolean argument. You can override the          * add option rev_hidenumber for disabling revision number display.
16    default value on the command-line with the '-u' switch, which will negate the          * add option tag_ignore_merge for disabling merge_from/merge_to display
17    configured value.            if matched with tag_ignore.
18    The imagemap generation also supports this, so you will still be able to point          * add resorting of branches on how many revisions they have. This saves
19    and shoot on and between the revisions.            space under circumstances.
20    
21  - You can now instruct CvsGraph to ommit all revisions that are not tagged. This  - Add option merge_findall so that merge_from/merge_to tags can have multiple
22    is highly usefull for very large trees/trunks to reduce the produced image    matches.
23    size. Note that the first and the last revision in a trunk are not hidden.  
24    A new configuration option 'strip_untagged' with boolean argument enables this  - Add the patches supplied by Ville Skytta <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
25    feature. Alternatively, the command-line provides option '-s' wich negates the          * fix spelling in the manpages and config file
26    value set in the configuration file. You can also strip the first revision if          * fix & -> &amp; problem in config
27    it is untagged using '-S' and/or strip_first_rev.          * fix generics in wrapper example
28    
29  - The boxes to identify the branches can now be drawn on both sides of the trunk.  - Add a fix for the zimezone problem as suggested by Henrik Carlqvist
30    Configuration option 'branch_dupbox' with boolean argument activates this    <henca@users.SourceForge.net> by using the environment.
31    feature, which is usefull when the tree is drawn upside-down.The command-line  
32    option '-b' negated the configured value.  - Fix a bug in the detection of branch-numbers in the logical ,v file structure
33      (reported by Daniel Dumitrache <ddumitrache@bitdefender.com>). The branch was
34  - Configuration no longer requires a configuration file. All options can now be    deduced from the revision, but that would fail for revision numbers that are
35    entered on the commandline using '-O'. CvsGraph will still read the    like magic branch-numbers (x.x.0.x) because they were interpreted. These
36    configuration file if one is avaliable, but it is no longer an error if none    revision numbers are now correctly handled.
37    is found.  
38    - Added patch from Gordon Hollingworth <Gordon.Hollingworth@TTP.com> to use
39  - If no file is entered on the command-line, then the input is taken from    mergepoints as implemented by CVSNT. Adapted the patch to enable both
40    standard input, like all decent *nix programs.    tag-detected merges and mergepoints to be shows at the same time.
41    
42  - ViewCVS (http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net) is now officially supporting the use  - Implement selection of png compression level with image_compress and enable
43    of CvsGraph in their code as of version 0.8. So, no bad hacks needed anymore    interlacing (progressive load) for both png and jpeg images with
44    to get it working, and it always looks nice :-)    image_interlace.
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47    
48  Compiling  Compiling
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50    
51  create directory:  create directory:
52          $ cd /where/ever/you/want          $ cd /where/ever/you/want
53          $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.2.0.tar.gz          $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.5.1.tar.gz
54          $ cd cvsgraph-1.2.0          $ cd cvsgraph-1.5.1
55          $ ./configure          $ ./configure
56          $ make          $ make
57    
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67          libpng.so and/or libjpeg6b.so (i.e. dynamic), then you might want to          libpng.so and/or libjpeg6b.so (i.e. dynamic), then you might want to
68          try to trick configure into adding these libs to the tests by adding          try to trick configure into adding these libs to the tests by adding
69          commandline options '--with-png-lib=.' and '--with-jpeg-lib=.'.          commandline options '--with-png-lib=.' and '--with-jpeg-lib=.'.
70            If you have linked libgd with freetype, then you might also need
71            either --with-freetype-lib or --with-freetype2-lib.
72    
73    There are often precompiled binaries for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and Windows
74    (and probably other OSes too). Check your local mirror for details. I also have
75    some links on the homepage for precompiled binaries. Please do not complain to
76    me about these binaries.
77    
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79    
80  Installing  Installing
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91  ----------------  ----------------
92  Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would  Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would
93  be very insecure. Make a wrapper cgi-script in php, perl, or whatever you  be very insecure. Make a wrapper cgi-script in php, perl, or whatever you
94  normally use. The easiest way is to get the ViewCVS package from their website  normally use. There are several web-based viewers with CvsGraph support:
95  at http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net and follow the instructions.  
96    - ViewCVS       http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net
97    - CVSweb        http://www.freebsd.org/projects/cvsweb.html
98    - Chora         http://www.horde.org/chora/
99    
 Alternately, you can hack the 'cvsweb' package to call CvsGraph. There are  
 several scripts and patches available from the CvsGraph homepage (see below for  
 address). However, the scripts are no longer maintained because ViewCVS has  
 native support now.  
100    
101  To generate an image do something like:  To generate an image do something like:
102          $ cvsgraph -r /home/to/repository -m module -o mygraph.png myfile.c,v          $ cvsgraph -r /home/to/repository -m module -o mygraph.png myfile.c,v
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110                          internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files                          internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files
111                          must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you                          must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you
112                          can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your                          can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your
113                          local filesystem and make then image from there.                          local filesystem and make then images from there.
114    
115  Type 'cvsgraph -h' to get a full list of options. If the output is not given  Type 'cvsgraph -h' to get a full list of options. If the output is not given
116  (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.  (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.
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123  Todo  Todo
124  ----  ----
125  - do a better job in making a layout (auto moving branches and rubber banding  - do a better job in making a layout (auto moving branches and rubber banding
126    revision-connectors to make place)    revision-connectors to make place). A start is made, but this is not very
127      functional yet.
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