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1  CvsGraph 1.1.4, 19-Dec-2001  CvsGraph 1.3.0, 20-Jul-2002
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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10    
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  - Fix warnings in readconf on some 'older' compiler systems.
14    many revisions in a trunk and want to see the latest first. The configuration  
15    includes an option 'upside_down' with a boolean argument. You can override the  - Implement new option to generate proper maps for different levels of HTML.
16    default value on the command-line with the '-u' switch, which will negate the    The option -x[34x] determines HTML 3.x (default), HTML 4.x or XHTML style
17    configured value.    maps.
18    The imagemap generation also supports this, so you will still be able to point  
19    and shoot on and between the revisions.  - Implement a scheme to visualize merges based on tag names. If tages are
20      consistently named at the mergepoint and the destination, then these points
21  - You can now instruct CvsGraph to ommit all revisions that are not tagged. This    can be detected using regular expressions. Several new configuration
22    is highly usefull for very large trees/trunks to reduce the produced image    options, merge_*, describe the tags.
23    size. Note that the first and the last revision in a trunk never are hidden.  
24    A new configuration option 'strip_untagged' with boolean argument enables this  - Implemented HTMLizing of expansion with %(...%). This prevents a possible
25    feature. Alternatively, the command-line provides option '-s' wich negates the    cross site scripting exploit when you use '<', '>' or '"' in tagnames.
26    value set in the configuration file.    This is a remote chance (you must be stupid to use these characters in a
27      tagname) but anyway, your system can be under attack.
28  - The boxes to identify the branches can now be drawn on both sides of the trunk.  
   Configuration option 'branch_dupbox' with boolean argument activates this  
   feature, which is usefull when the tree is drawn upside-down.The command-line  
   option '-b' negated the configured value.  
   
 - ViewCVS (http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net) is now officially supporting the use  
   of CvsGraph in their code as of version 0.8. So, no bad hacks needed anymore  
   to get it working, and it always looks nice :-)  
29    
30    
31  Compiling  Compiling
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33    
34  create directory:  create directory:
35          $ cd /where/ever/you/want          $ cd /where/ever/you/want
36          $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.1.4.tar.gz          $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.3.0.tar.gz
37          $ cd cvsgraph-1.1.4          $ cd cvsgraph-1.3.0
38          $ ./configure          $ ./configure
39          $ make          $ make
40    
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50          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
51          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
52          commandline options '--with-png-lib=.' and '--with-jpeg-lib=.'.          commandline options '--with-png-lib=.' and '--with-jpeg-lib=.'.
53            If you have linked libgd with freetype, then you might also need
54            either --with-freetype-lib or --with-freetype2-lib.
55    
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57    
58  Installing  Installing
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69  ----------------  ----------------
70  Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would  Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would
71  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
72  normally use. A nice way is to hack the 'cvsweb' package to call CvsGraph.  normally use. The easiest way is to get the ViewCVS package from their website
73  There are several scripts and patches available from the CvsGraph homepage (see  at http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net and follow the instructions.
74  below for address).  
75    Alternately, you can hack the 'cvsweb' package to call CvsGraph. There are
76    several scripts and patches available from the CvsGraph homepage (see below for
77    address). However, the scripts are no longer maintained because ViewCVS has
78    native support now.
79    
80  To generate an image do something like:  To generate an image do something like:
81          $ 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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89                          internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files                          internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files
90                          must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you                          must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you
91                          can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your                          can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your
92                          local filesystem and make then image from there.                          local filesystem and make then images from there.
93    
94  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
95  (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.  (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.
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102  Todo  Todo
103  ----  ----
104  - 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
105    revision-connectors to make place)    revision-connectors to make place). A start is made, but this is not very
106      functional yet.
107    
108    - draw only a part or parts of the tree.
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