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Re: some questions on using cvs to manage a project.

From: Pierre Asselin
Subject: Re: some questions on using cvs to manage a project.
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 01:25:51 +0000 (UTC)
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jian <address@hidden> wrote:
> What I want to do is trying to use cvs recording my work for 2
> purposes. First one is incremental backup, and the second one is to
> keep record of my progress. However, I got some questions on my 2nd
> purpose.

You should investigate cvs2cl, .
It runs "cvs log" and collates the output in reverse chronological
order across all files.

> There are some points should be recorded in my project, e.g., bugs
> fixed, new features. My question is, how can I make it can be seen on
> my cvs history. For example, a bug 124 was fixed, and update to the
> cvs tree. This bug fixing maybe invoked several commits, a lots of
> files changed.
> [ ... ]
> cvs commit -m "fixed bug 1234"

Yes !  Do exactly that.  Commit all the changes related to bug 1234,
all at once.  When you later run cvs2cl, the resulting ChangeLog
file show you all the files affected by that commit.

The other thing you can do is tag milestones, even if only for
documentation purposes.  Run "cvs2cl -t" put the tags in the

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