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1  CvsGraph 1.0.0  CvsGraph 1.7.0, 21-May-2008
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
5  could not find something right away on the web and decided that it was time to  could not find something right away on the web and decided that it was time to
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11  Notes  New in this version
12  -----  -------------------
13  - I only tested it with:  
14          * RedHat Linux 6.[12] with 2.2.16.  - Do a better job at drawing the merge lines by selecting the shortest path
15          * cvs-1.10    from the revision boxes. An analysis is now done whether the source and
16          * rcs-5.7    destinations should be on the left or right side.
17          * gd-1.3 (!)  
18    and have (yet) no clue wheter other systems will like my writing.  - Fix the left_right case for merge lines to display correctly.
19  - CvsGraph only generates (sort of) gifs at the moment because of an old  
20    version of libgd. You are welcome to change this (shouldn't be too hard).  - Fix a +/-1 error on the merge lines to account for both rounding errors and
21      the shadow of the revision boxes.
22    
23    - Add configuration option 'merge_on_tag' to force the left_right case to
24      display merge lines on the tags instead of on the top/bottom sides. This
25      also solves imagemap overlaps where multiple sources or destinations would
26      be displayed at the same position.
27    
28    - Fix the imagemap function to record the correct position of the merges.
29    
30    - Use automake
31    
32    - Streamline the package with patches from the Fedora RPMS
33    
34    
35    
36  Compiling  Compiling
37  ---------  ---------
38  Go to a directory of your choice, unpack the package and cd into the newly  
39  create directory:  create directory:
40          $ cd /where/ever/you/want          $ cd /where/ever/you/want
41          $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.0.0.tar.gz          $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.7.0.tar.gz
42          $ cd cvsgraph-1.0.0          $ cd cvsgraph-1.7.0
43            $ ./configure
 Edit the Makefile to suit your needs and run:  
44          $ make          $ make
45    
46  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
47  current directory.  current directory.
48    
49    There are often precompiled binaries for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and Windows
50    (and probably other OSes too). Check your local mirror for details. I also have
51    some links on the homepage for precompiled binaries. Please do not complain to
52    me about these binaries.
53    
54    
55    
56  Installing  Installing
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67  ----------------  ----------------
68  Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would  Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would
69  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
70  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:
71    
72    - ViewCVS       http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net
73    - CVSweb        http://www.freebsd.org/projects/cvsweb.html
74    - Chora         http://www.horde.org/chora/
75    
76  To generate am image do something like:  
77          $ cvsgraph -r /home/to/repository -m module -o mygraph.gif myfile.c,v  To generate an image do something like:
78            $ cvsgraph -r /home/to/repository -m module -o mygraph.png myfile.c,v
79    
80  This generates a revison/branch image of the rcs file 'myfile.c,v' and puts it  This generates a revison/branch image of the rcs file 'myfile.c,v' and puts it
81  into 'mygraph.gif'. The '-r' option is the path to the repository *located and  into 'mygraph.png'. The '-r' option is the path to the repository *located and
82  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
83  that the extension of the file ends with ",v".  that the extension of the file ends with ",v".
84    
85    Just to make it clear:  You cannot make images from a cvs-repository over the
86                            internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files
87                            must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you
88                            can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your
89                            local filesystem and make then images from there.
90    
91  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
92  (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.  (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.
93    
94    Please read the manual pages cvsgraph(1) and cvsgraph.conf(5) for more
95    information on execution and configuration.
96    
97    
98    
99    Contributed code
100    ----------------
101    - contrib/automatic_documentation:
102      If you are interested in tag-management with respect to the correct branch
103      information, then I suggest that you take a look at the contribution from
104      Henrik Carlqvist. He submitted some server-side scripts that can manage tags
105      in a better fashion than cvs on its own.
106    
107    
108    
109  Todo  Todo
110  ----  ----
 - use autoconf  
 - use a newer version of libgd, or better, use ImageMagick for better control  
   over what is generated (also multiple output formats would be possible)  
 - find a way to use cvs directly instead of rcs (rlog) without the need for a  
   full checkout of the repository/module  
 - clean up the mess of finding revisions, tags and branches. The main branch  
   does not nessecarily start with revision 1.1  
111  - 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
112    revision-connectors to make place)    revision-connectors to make place). A start is made, but this is not very
113  - redo the entire code :-) All good programs are written twice (at least). The    functional yet.
   structure is a real mess, but that is the price for hacking away without a  
   real programming strategy...  
114    
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116    
117  License  License
118  -------  -------
119  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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125  HomePage: http://www.akhphd.au.dk/~bertho/cvsgraph  HomePage: http://www.akhphd.au.dk/~bertho/cvsgraph
126  E-mail: cvsgraph@akhphd.au.dk  E-mail: cvsgraph@akhphd.au.dk
127    
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129    
130    Mailnote
131    --------
132    As of 20 August 2005, if you send me an email with a contained or attached
133    disclaimer that includes one or more of the following items:
134    
135        * legal notice or threat(s)
136        * disclosure restriction(s)
137        * forward restriction(s)
138        * "intended recipient" nonsense
139    
140    Then you automatically agree to pay me a license fee of DKK 1000,- for using my
141    email address and a DKK 250,- fee for wasting my time on reading it.
142    
143  Greetings Bertho  Greetings Bertho
144    

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