Re: `viewcvs' (Was: Re: [dbootstrap] `newt' and `boxes.c', `bogl' and `bowl'[, `???' and `boxeX.c'?])
Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> I'm goofing with `viewcvs'. It's a clone of `cvsweb' written in
> Python. I think we should install it on `cvs.debian.org' in place of
> `cvsweb', since it can do the annotation feature without needing
> writes to "history", etc.
How on earth did they manage that?!
> It's also got a checkin database thing, where every commit is logged
> to a MySQL database, and you can query that via a web interface... I
> haven't looked into that much yet.
Sounds yicky. Optional, I take it.
> In order to do the transition from `cvsweb' to `viewcvs' I made some
> Apache rewrite rules... Hmmm. I guess since it's the home page for
> `cvs.debian.org' anyway, there's no big deal changing over. The two
> programs are functionally identical.
Yeah, they do seem to be so.
I may be interested in just phasing out cvsweb from debian entirely, and
making viewcvs replace it. I'll have to take a closer look at viewcvs
first though. Cvsweb has major code cleanliness issues, which make me
not trust its security; if viewcvs has cleaner code, that alone would be
worth it, IMHO.
see shy jo