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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: RCS files for httpd-2.0 and apache-1.3 CVS modules
Date Thu, 21 Aug 2003 00:05:55 GMT
On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 04:14:37PM -0700, Sung Kim wrote:
> Dear Apache HTTP Server Deveopers,
> We are doing some research on a NSF-funded project titled IVA(Instability
> Visualization and Analysis),
> Basically, IVA reads all
> revisions and deltas from SCM systems like CVS. Based on the data, IVA can
> tell which module or part is instable (changes frequently when other modules
> are changed) and visualize them.


> We would like to run IVA against the apache httpd server repository which
> has the one of longest revision histories among open source projects. But,
> we assume
> fetching all revisions, deltas directly from public apache CVS server is not
> a suitable way, since it may incur high traffic or possibly take the CVS
> server down.

Yup. That would be bad :-)

> We are wondering if it is possible to get all RCS files of httpd-2.0 and
> apache-1.3 modules of CVS so that we can copy all RCS files in our local CVS
> server.


> We are going to use the RCS file for ONLY research purpose and do
> not intend to make the revision history publically available.

It is *totally* fine to make it publically available. Realize that it
is *already* available :-) (via CVS, ViewCVS, and I think rsync)


Greg Stein,

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