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1  CvsGraph 1.1.4, 19-Dec-2001  CvsGraph 1.4.2, 16-Jul-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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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  
14    many revisions in a trunk and want to see the latest first. The configuration  - Fix a longstanding date-bug in showing local time. Now timezone is accounted
15    includes an option 'upside_down' with a boolean argument. You can override the    for.
16    default value on the command-line with the '-u' switch, which will negate the  
17    configured value.  - Fix the CVSNT habbit of adding info to the tag in symbols. The trailing data
18    The imagemap generation also supports this, so you will still be able to point    is skipped for now. I might use it later on; it contains a date and comments
19    and shoot on and between the revisions.    on tags.
20    
21  - You can now instruct CvsGraph to ommit all revisions that are not tagged. This  - Fix the author recognition for CVSNT with broken rcsfile(5) format. This
22    is highly usefull for very large trees/trunks to reduce the produced image    might not be a total remedy, but should fix some.
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  - Fix XHTML <br> to be <br /> and add HTML-izing '&' to &amp; and '"' to &quot;
25    feature. Alternatively, the command-line provides option '-s' wich negates the  
26    value set in the configuration file.  - Fix execution flags of regexec().
27    
28  - The boxes to identify the branches can now be drawn on both sides of the trunk.  - Fix the sizeof(void *) vs sizeof(int) problem. Now look for int, long and
29    Configuration option 'branch_dupbox' with boolean argument activates this    long long in configure.
30    feature, which is usefull when the tree is drawn upside-down.The command-line  
31    option '-b' negated the configured value.  - Add the arrow patch and adapted to be more configurable.
32    
33  - ViewCVS (http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net) is now officially supporting the use  - Fix manual page typo. Documentation and other aesthetic related fixes.
34    of CvsGraph in their code as of version 0.8. So, no bad hacks needed anymore  
35    to get it working, and it always looks nice :-)  
36    Many thanks for patches to (in no particular order and sorry if I missed your
37    name in the list):
38            Haroon Rafique <haroon.rafique@utoronto.ca>
39            Jason Corley <jason.corley@borland.com>
40            Mark Brown <broonie@sirena.org.uk>
41            Morten Sylvest Olsen <mso@medical-insight.com>
42    
43    And, of course, thanks to all others who send me feedback!
44    
45    
46    
47  Compiling  Compiling
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49    
50  create directory:  create directory:
51          $ cd /where/ever/you/want          $ cd /where/ever/you/want
52          $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.1.4.tar.gz          $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.4.2.tar.gz
53          $ cd cvsgraph-1.1.4          $ cd cvsgraph-1.4.2
54          $ ./configure          $ ./configure
55          $ make          $ make
56    
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66          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
67          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
68          commandline options '--with-png-lib=.' and '--with-jpeg-lib=.'.          commandline options '--with-png-lib=.' and '--with-jpeg-lib=.'.
69            If you have linked libgd with freetype, then you might also need
70            either --with-freetype-lib or --with-freetype2-lib.
71    
72    
73    
74  Installing  Installing
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85  ----------------  ----------------
86  Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would  Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would
87  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
88  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
89  There are several scripts and patches available from the CvsGraph homepage (see  at http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net and follow the instructions.
90  below for address).  
91    Alternately, you can hack the 'cvsweb' package to call CvsGraph. There are
92    several scripts and patches available from the CvsGraph homepage (see below for
93    address). However, the scripts are no longer maintained because ViewCVS has
94    native support now.
95    
96  To generate an image do something like:  To generate an image do something like:
97          $ 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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105                          internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files                          internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files
106                          must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you                          must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you
107                          can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your                          can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your
108                          local filesystem and make then image from there.                          local filesystem and make then images from there.
109    
110  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
111  (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.  (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.
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118  Todo  Todo
119  ----  ----
120  - 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
121    revision-connectors to make place)    revision-connectors to make place). A start is made, but this is not very
122      functional yet.
123    
124    - draw only a part or parts of the tree.
125    
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