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From Matthieu Sozeau <mat...@netcourrier.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] CVSView, a server-side CVS repository generator.
Date Mon, 30 Dec 2002 12:00:18 GMT
On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 07:49:05PM -0800, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote: 
> Matthieu Sozeau wrote:
> >Hi!
> >
> >	I've been working on this lately and finally got it reach a
> >	distributable state and invite (urge!) you to try it. CVSView
> >	has the same basic functionnalities as the ViewCVS CGI, is generic 
> >	(i.e. it just generates metadata about the repository's contents)
> >	and even documented! It requires both jakarta-ORO and the JRCS 
> >	package currently in the jakarta commons sandbox.
> >
> >	Tried only with 2.0.2 on GNU/Linux.
> >
> >	Project page at: http://mattam.ath.cx/progs/CVSView.html
> 
> Way cool.
> 
> Some questions:
> 
> 1) is there a way to connect to the last release of a file in 'review' 
> mode like for
> 
> http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/*checkout*/xml-cocoon2/README.txt?rev=HEAD
> 

Not yet, will add that.

> 2) does it work remotely? I mean, does it work if the CVS is not hosted 
> on the same machine where Cocoon is running (and no, there is no NFS 
> between them) [since you are using JRCS I would tend to think no, but 
> didn't look into the code so I'd rather ask]
> 
> The reason for this is that I would love to be able to have a running 
> cocoon publish documents *directly* from CVS, that is use CVS as a 
> versioning content repository, which is the step one toward a poor-man 
> (but not so poor on functionality!) CMS.
> 
> Will be very interesting for forrest as well.
> 

Unfortunatelly, no, as that would require parsing the CVS output and be
quite ineficient. Also, I'm waiting for subversion which has a public C 
interface.

> -- 
> Stefano Mazzocchi                               <stefano@apache.org>
> 

			M@t

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