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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 22:49:18 GMT
On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:36:36PM -0800, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote: 
> Matthieu Sozeau wrote:
> >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.
> 
> Cool.
> 
> BTW, did you look into Eclipse CVS libraries? They are very powerful and 
> provide a total abstraction of the CVS server (even SSH tunneling)
> 

I wanted to make a relatively tiny CVS Generator for server-side repositories. 
I wouldn't have time to look at Eclipse libraries and wouldn't want
everyone to install Eclipse because my Generator required it, although 
it surely would be more powerful, and could help write a CVS Source.
If someone work on that i'll probably participate though.

> >>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.
> 
> Why? subversion uses webdav which is basically just another HTTP 
> request. No need to connect to APIs of sort rather than normal 
> HTTPClient API.
> 
> Or I'm missing something?

No, you're right :)

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