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From Ivan Ivanov <>
Subject RE: Help request on <cvschangelog>
Date Wed, 06 Oct 2004 14:56:03 GMT

Thank you for your answer. I also thought that it
might be a pure CVS issue. However, I am still two
lazy to generate these reports manually so I am
thinking of writing custom task that invokes cvs diff
instead of cvs log (as I said in the prevois email cvs
-q rdiff -s -r tag1 -r tag2 module fits my needs) and
collect the results in XML format, so that I can parse
them to the format required. How do you estimate this:
is it achievable and senssefull?

Thank you
--- Dominique Devienne <> wrote:

> > From: Ivan Ivanov
> []
> >
> > 2) <cvschengelog> has tag attribute which queries
> the
> > changelog for a specific branch.
> I don't have an answer to your question, but just
> wanted to
> point out that any file added on the branch only
> never shows
> up in the CVS changelog for the branch!
> This is a nasty gotcha caused by CVS, not Ant, but
> that has
> bitten us, and people should be aware of it.
> CruiseControl
> monitoring a CVS branch is affected the same way,
> since it
> also relies on CVS to get the change set, and that
> never
> includes these files added on the branch. Of no
> other files
> are modified, a build won't even kick of!
> For some reason, CVS makes a log entry on the HEAD,
> adding the
> file to the Attic on the HEAD, with a message along
> the line of
> File was added on branch so and so.
> --DD
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