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[Gforge-commits] gforge-plugin-cvstracker README,NONE,1.1

From: kikov
Subject: [Gforge-commits] gforge-plugin-cvstracker README,NONE,1.1
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 10:17:49 -0500

Update of /cvsroot/gforge/gforge-plugin-cvstracker
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Added a README file.


        This code has no warranty and might contain bugs. Use at 
        your own risk.  This code might not even install so there
        is no guarantee. We have released this code primarily for
        educational purposes and to make it easier for the 
        community to contribute back to the code. 


GForge CVSTracker Plugin

GForge is a web-based Collaborative Development Environment offering 
easy access to CVS, mailing lists, bug tracking, message
boards/forums, task management, permanent file archival,
and total web-based administration.

All files contained in this archive are licensed as stated in the
COPYING file.  Please check out the AUTHORS file to see who helped
make this possible.

Thanks for taking the time to download this code.  If you have any
questions please feel free to visit

1. Installation Instructions

1.1 Debian Packages

Just download the .deb and dpkg -i gforge-plugin-cvstracker-*.deb. If you
want to compile your own packages, you can do from 
gforge-plugin-cvstracker-VERSION directory:
$ dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -rfakeroot

1.2 Other Packaging System

At the moment we're working on doing a script to automatically install it.

2. Description

CVSTracker plugin allowes linking CVS Log messages to Trackers and Tasks.
It will review all commits in a project and search for a specific string
to know which task or tracker is related. 

This string is on the form: [#NNN] for Tracker, and [TNNN] for Tasks.

$ cvs ci README -m "This patch will solve a problem on Bug [#123] and closes
task [T344]."

Then, in the task or tracker detail page, it will appear that logs with links
to the involved files.

3. Use

You have to enable CVSTracker Plugin for the project you want to use it. You 
can change enabled/disabled checkbox in Project -> Admin -> Edit Public Info.
You'll see a checkbox near the bottom saying: "Use Cvs 2 Tracker Plugin". 
Enable it, and wait for cronfiles to be executed.

Once it's active, you can use cvs log message to attach commit info to related
tasks and trackers.

You can see those Logs in the detail page of trackers and tasks.

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