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1  CvsGraph 1.1.4, 19-Dec-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  - 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 POSIX compliance in timezone handling. Only putenv() is used now.
15    includes an option 'upside_down' with a boolean argument. You can override the  
16    default value on the command-line with the '-u' switch, which will negate the  - Fix branch-count when branches get folded.
17    configured value.  
18    The imagemap generation also supports this, so you will still be able to point  - Fix configure script to detect gd-2 problems (Thanks to Russell Yanofsky)
19    and shoot on and between the revisions.  
20    - Work around CVSNT wrong keyword ordering breaking rcsfile(5) ordering
21  - You can now instruct CvsGraph to ommit all revisions that are not tagged. This  
22    is highly usefull for very large trees/trunks to reduce the produced image  - Fix complaining about a new CVSNT keyword properties
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 mergepoint1 syntax used by CVSNT allowing revision numbers as argument
25    feature. Alternatively, the command-line provides option '-s' wich negates the  
   value set in the configuration file.  
   
 - 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 :-)  
26    
27    
28  Compiling  Compiling
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30    
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    
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47          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
48          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
49          commandline options '--with-png-lib=.' and '--with-jpeg-lib=.'.          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    
58    
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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90                          internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files                          internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files
91                          must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you                          must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you
92                          can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your                          can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your
93                          local filesystem and make then image from there.                          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.
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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  ----  ----
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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