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Re: [ANNOUNCE] "cvs explorer" for linux-mips CVS tree

To: Johannes Stezenbach <js@convergence.de>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] "cvs explorer" for linux-mips CVS tree
From: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 11:43:16 -0800
Cc: jsun@mvista.com
In-reply-to: <20040205184008.GC13068@convergence.de>; from js@convergence.de on Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 07:40:08PM +0100
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On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 07:40:08PM +0100, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> Jun Sun wrote:
> > 
> > I wrote a CVS tracking tool that tracks CVS changes in patch format
> > and present them with a web interface.  It is now set up to track
> > linux-mips.org tree at the following place.  Enjoy.
> > 
> > http://www.linux-mips.org/xcvs/linux-mips
> > 
> > BTW, if you use this tool for tracking other trees, please drop me a
> > note.  Of course, I also like to have more developers to participate.  
> > Please join us at
> > 
> > http://xcvs.sf.net
> 
> Very good!
> 
> I played with cvsps a few times, but didn't dare to use it
> on such a large tree like the Linux kernel.
> 
> A few nits:
> - I would prefer a "latest first" sort order in the patchset listing
> - IMHO 'diff -up' would make the patchsets much easier to read
> - could you please add a <title> tag for the query page? (For
>   easier bookmarking.)
> 

Good suggestions.  Patches are even more welcome. :)

> The README from the sources mentions some constraints:
> 
>  ". Branching is always a complete branching of the whole tree."
> 
> What happens when only a part of a tree is branched?
> 

Probably does not hurt.

>  ". Commitment only modifies the head of a given branch."
> 
> I don't understand this. CVS commits will always change the head
> of a branch (or the trunk) only, no?
> 

These statements are over paranoid.

> 
> How would one use xcvs on a repository with many different, but
> interdependent CVS modules (e.g. gnome CVS http://cvs.gnome.org/)?
> 

Don't know yet.  Have not given a thought.

BTW, this kind of discussions probably should go to xcvs list.  Pretty
soon I think Ralf will revoke our posting previledges. :)

Jun

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