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1  CvsGraph 1.1.4, 20-Nov-2001  CvsGraph 1.5.2, 23-Oct-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  This version of CvsGraph includes more control over the graphical presentation  
14  of the boxes drawn to show revisions and branches (notably background colors  - Fix POSIX compliance in timezone handling. Only putenv() is used now.
15  and shadows). Imagemaps can now generate links to generate diffs. A couple of  
16  manual pages has been written for both executable and configuration.  - Fix branch-count when branches get folded.
17    
18    - Fix configure script to detect gd-2 problems (Thanks to Russell Yanofsky)
19    
20    - Work around CVSNT wrong keyword ordering breaking rcsfile(5) ordering
21    
22    - Fix complaining about a new CVSNT keyword properties
23    
24    - Fix mergepoint1 syntax used by CVSNT allowing revision numbers as argument
25    
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27    
28  Compiling  Compiling
29  ---------  ---------
30  Go to a directory of your choice, unpack the package and cd into the newly  
31  create directory:  create directory:
32          $ cd /where/ever/you/want          $ cd /where/ever/you/want
33          $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.1.4.tar.gz          $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.5.2.tar.gz
34          $ cd cvsgraph-1.1.4          $ cd cvsgraph-1.5.2
35          $ ./configure          $ ./configure
36          $ make          $ make
37    
38  This should do the trick and you have an executable file 'cvsgraph' in the  This should do the trick and you have an executable file 'cvsgraph' in the
39  current directory.  current directory.
40    
41    NOTE:   The GD library is required for CvsGraph to function. Get it from
42            http://www.boutell.com, compile it and use either --with-gd-lib=DIR
43            and --with-gd-inc=DIR to specify its location. You might also have
44            to use --with-z-inc, --with-z-lib and --with-png-inc, --with-png-lib
45            for gd versions 1.6 and higher.
46            If you build with static libgd (i.e. libgd.a) and already have
47            libpng.so and/or libjpeg6b.so (i.e. dynamic), then you might want to
48            try to trick configure into adding these libs to the tests by adding
49            commandline options '--with-png-lib=.' and '--with-jpeg-lib=.'.
50            If you have linked libgd with freetype, then you might also need
51            either --with-freetype-lib or --with-freetype2-lib.
52    
53    There are often precompiled binaries for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and Windows
54    (and probably other OSes too). Check your local mirror for details. I also have
55    some links on the homepage for precompiled binaries. Please do not complain to
56    me about these binaries.
57    
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59    
60  Installing  Installing
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71  ----------------  ----------------
72  Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would  Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would
73  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
74  normally use. A nice way is to hack the 'cvsweb' package to call CvsGraph.  normally use. There are several web-based viewers with CvsGraph support:
75  There are several scripts and patches available from the CvsGraph homepage (see  
76  below for address).  - ViewCVS       http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net
77    - CVSweb        http://www.freebsd.org/projects/cvsweb.html
78    - Chora         http://www.horde.org/chora/
79    
80    
81  To generate an image do something like:  To generate an image do something like:
82          $ 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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86  accessible* on your filesystem. The '-m' is the module in the repository. Note  accessible* on your filesystem. The '-m' is the module in the repository. Note
87  that the extension of the file ends with ",v".  that the extension of the file ends with ",v".
88    
89    Just to make it clear:  You cannot make images from a cvs-repository over the
90                            internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files
91                            must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you
92                            can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your
93                            local filesystem and make then images from there.
94    
95  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
96  (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.  (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.
97    
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103    Contributed code
104    ----------------
105    - contrib/automatic_documentation:
106      If you are interested in tag-management with respect to the correct branch
107      information, then I suggest that you take a look at the contribution from
108      Henrik Carlqvist. He submitted some server-side scripts that can manage tags
109      in a better fashion than cvs on its own.
110    
111    
112    
113  Todo  Todo
114  ----  ----
 - use ImageMagick for better control over what is generated (also multiple  
   output formats would be possible)  
115  - 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
116    revision-connectors to make place)    revision-connectors to make place). A start is made, but this is not very
117      functional yet.
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121  License  License
122  -------  -------
123  CvsGraph is distributed under GNU GPL v2. See 'LICENCE' for more information.  CvsGraph is distributed under GNU GPL v2. See 'LICENSE' for more information.
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