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Revision 1.34 - (show annotations)
Sat Oct 23 00:25:32 2004 UTC (13 years, 5 months ago) by bertho
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: REL_1_5_1
Changes since 1.33: +11 -1 lines
Minor docu updates and release 1.5.1
1 CvsGraph 1.5.1, 23-Oct-2004
2 ===========================
3 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
5 could not find something right away on the web and decided that it was time to
6 write a stand-alone version. I might have been doing some double work, but hey,
7 I like a hack.
11 New in this version
12 -------------------
14 - Add patch from Henrik Carlqvist <henca@users.SourceForge.net>
15 * add option rev_hidenumber for disabling revision number display.
16 * add option tag_ignore_merge for disabling merge_from/merge_to display
17 if matched with tag_ignore.
18 * add resorting of branches on how many revisions they have. This saves
19 space under circumstances.
21 - Add option merge_findall so that merge_from/merge_to tags can have multiple
22 matches.
24 - Add the patches supplied by Ville Skytta <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
25 * fix spelling in the manpages and config file
26 * fix & -> &amp; problem in config
27 * fix generics in wrapper example
29 - Add a fix for the zimezone problem as suggested by Henrik Carlqvist
30 <henca@users.SourceForge.net> by using the environment.
32 - Fix a bug in the detection of branch-numbers in the logical ,v file structure
33 (reported by Daniel Dumitrache <ddumitrache@bitdefender.com>). The branch was
34 deduced from the revision, but that would fail for revision numbers that are
35 like magic branch-numbers (x.x.0.x) because they were interpreted. These
36 revision numbers are now correctly handled.
38 - Added patch from Gordon Hollingworth <Gordon.Hollingworth@TTP.com> to use
39 mergepoints as implemented by CVSNT. Adapted the patch to enable both
40 tag-detected merges and mergepoints to be shows at the same time.
42 - Implement selection of png compression level with image_compress and enable
43 interlacing (progressive load) for both png and jpeg images with
44 image_interlace.
48 Compiling
49 ---------
51 create directory:
52 $ cd /where/ever/you/want
53 $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.5.1.tar.gz
54 $ cd cvsgraph-1.5.1
55 $ ./configure
56 $ make
58 This should do the trick and you have an executable file 'cvsgraph' in the
59 current directory.
61 NOTE: The GD library is required for CvsGraph to function. Get it from
62 http://www.boutell.com, compile it and use either --with-gd-lib=DIR
63 and --with-gd-inc=DIR to specify its location. You might also have
64 to use --with-z-inc, --with-z-lib and --with-png-inc, --with-png-lib
65 for gd versions 1.6 and higher.
66 If you build with static libgd (i.e. libgd.a) and already have
67 libpng.so and/or libjpeg6b.so (i.e. dynamic), then you might want to
68 try to trick configure into adding these libs to the tests by adding
69 commandline options '--with-png-lib=.' and '--with-jpeg-lib=.'.
70 If you have linked libgd with freetype, then you might also need
71 either --with-freetype-lib or --with-freetype2-lib.
73 There are often precompiled binaries for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and Windows
74 (and probably other OSes too). Check your local mirror for details. I also have
75 some links on the homepage for precompiled binaries. Please do not complain to
76 me about these binaries.
80 Installing
81 ----------
82 Put the executable file 'cvsgraph' somewhere where you think it should go.
83 Normally this would be "/usr/local/bin" or "/usr/bin". The configuration file
84 ought to be put in "/usr/local/etc" or "/etc". The exact position can be
85 overriden on the commandline anyway. Edit the configuration file to your liking
86 and you should be all set.
90 Running CvsGraph
91 ----------------
92 Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would
93 be very insecure. Make a wrapper cgi-script in php, perl, or whatever you
94 normally use. There are several web-based viewers with CvsGraph support:
96 - ViewCVS http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net
97 - CVSweb http://www.freebsd.org/projects/cvsweb.html
98 - Chora http://www.horde.org/chora/
101 To generate an image do something like:
102 $ cvsgraph -r /home/to/repository -m module -o mygraph.png myfile.c,v
104 This generates a revison/branch image of the rcs file 'myfile.c,v' and puts it
105 into 'mygraph.png'. The '-r' option is the path to the repository *located and
106 accessible* on your filesystem. The '-m' is the module in the repository. Note
107 that the extension of the file ends with ",v".
109 Just to make it clear: You cannot make images from a cvs-repository over the
110 internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files
111 must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you
112 can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your
113 local filesystem and make then images from there.
115 Type 'cvsgraph -h' to get a full list of options. If the output is not given
116 (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.
118 Please read the manual pages cvsgraph(1) and cvsgraph.conf(5) for more
119 information on execution and configuration.
123 Contributed code
124 ----------------
125 - contrib/automatic_documentation:
126 If you are interested in tag-management with respect to the correct branch
127 information, then I suggest that you take a look at the contribution from
128 Henrik Carlqvist. He submitted some server-side scripts that can manage tags
129 in a better fashion than cvs on its own.
133 Todo
134 ----
135 - do a better job in making a layout (auto moving branches and rubber banding
136 revision-connectors to make place). A start is made, but this is not very
137 functional yet.
141 License
142 -------
143 CvsGraph is distributed under GNU GPL v2. See 'LICENSE' for more information.
147 Contact
148 -------
149 HomePage: http://www.akhphd.au.dk/~bertho/cvsgraph
150 E-mail: cvsgraph@akhphd.au.dk
152 Greetings Bertho

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