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1 CvsGraph 1.5.3, 14-Jun-2005
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.
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11 New in this version
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13
14 - Fix all numeric author ID
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16 - Changed acceptable mail policy. See below in this file
17
18 - Fix incomplete parsing of access keyword in rcsfile
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20 - Fix missing branch_bgcolor in manpage
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22 - Fix author names with spaces but not in @ encapsulation
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26 Compiling
27 ---------
28
29 create directory:
30 $ cd /where/ever/you/want
31 $ tar xzf cvsgraph-1.5.3.tar.gz
32 $ cd cvsgraph-1.5.3
33 $ ./configure
34 $ make
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36 This should do the trick and you have an executable file 'cvsgraph' in the
37 current directory.
38
39 NOTE: The GD library is required for CvsGraph to function. Get it from
40 http://www.boutell.com, compile it and use either --with-gd-lib=DIR
41 and --with-gd-inc=DIR to specify its location. You might also have
42 to use --with-z-inc, --with-z-lib and --with-png-inc, --with-png-lib
43 for gd versions 1.6 and higher.
44 If you build with static libgd (i.e. libgd.a) and already have
45 libpng.so and/or libjpeg6b.so (i.e. dynamic), then you might want to
46 try to trick configure into adding these libs to the tests by adding
47 commandline options '--with-png-lib=.' and '--with-jpeg-lib=.'.
48 If you have linked libgd with freetype, then you might also need
49 either --with-freetype-lib or --with-freetype2-lib.
50
51 There are often precompiled binaries for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and Windows
52 (and probably other OSes too). Check your local mirror for details. I also have
53 some links on the homepage for precompiled binaries. Please do not complain to
54 me about these binaries.
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58 Installing
59 ----------
60 Put the executable file 'cvsgraph' somewhere where you think it should go.
61 Normally this would be "/usr/local/bin" or "/usr/bin". The configuration file
62 ought to be put in "/usr/local/etc" or "/etc". The exact position can be
63 overriden on the commandline anyway. Edit the configuration file to your liking
64 and you should be all set.
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68 Running CvsGraph
69 ----------------
70 Do *NOT* execute the program directly from a webserver. Direct execution would
71 be very insecure. Make a wrapper cgi-script in php, perl, or whatever you
72 normally use. There are several web-based viewers with CvsGraph support:
73
74 - ViewCVS http://viewcvs.sourceforge.net
75 - CVSweb http://www.freebsd.org/projects/cvsweb.html
76 - Chora http://www.horde.org/chora/
77
78
79 To generate an image do something like:
80 $ cvsgraph -r /home/to/repository -m module -o mygraph.png myfile.c,v
81
82 This generates a revison/branch image of the rcs file 'myfile.c,v' and puts it
83 into 'mygraph.png'. The '-r' option is the path to the repository *located and
84 accessible* on your filesystem. The '-m' is the module in the repository. Note
85 that the extension of the file ends with ",v".
86
87 Just to make it clear: You cannot make images from a cvs-repository over the
88 internet as if you were using cvs. The repository files
89 must be on a locally mounted filesystem. However, you
90 can use cvsup or rsync to get a repository to your
91 local filesystem and make then images from there.
92
93 Type 'cvsgraph -h' to get a full list of options. If the output is not given
94 (no '-o'), then the output is written to standard output.
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96 Please read the manual pages cvsgraph(1) and cvsgraph.conf(5) for more
97 information on execution and configuration.
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99
100
101 Contributed code
102 ----------------
103 - contrib/automatic_documentation:
104 If you are interested in tag-management with respect to the correct branch
105 information, then I suggest that you take a look at the contribution from
106 Henrik Carlqvist. He submitted some server-side scripts that can manage tags
107 in a better fashion than cvs on its own.
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111 Todo
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113 - do a better job in making a layout (auto moving branches and rubber banding
114 revision-connectors to make place). A start is made, but this is not very
115 functional yet.
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119 License
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121 CvsGraph is distributed under GNU GPL v2. See 'LICENSE' for more information.
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125 Contact
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127 HomePage: http://www.akhphd.au.dk/~bertho/cvsgraph
128 E-mail: cvsgraph@akhphd.au.dk
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132 Mailnote
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134 As of 20 August 2005, if you send me an email with a contained or attached
135 disclaimer that includes one or more of the following items:
136
137 * legal notice or threat(s)
138 * disclosure restriction(s)
139 * forward restriction(s)
140 * "intended recipient" nonsense
141
142 Then you automatically agree to pay me a license fee of DKK 1000,- for using my
143 email address and a DKK 250,- fee for wasting my time on reading it.
144
145 Greetings Bertho
146

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