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2009-08-06, StatCVS is still alive! No joke! Appendium Ltd is pleased to announce version 0.6.0, available right now! More info here and the download here .

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So, what is StatCVS? Great statistics for CVS!

StatCVS retrieves information from a CVS repository and generates various tables and charts describing the project development, e.g.

The current version of StatCVS generates a static suite of HTML documents containing tables and chart images. StatCVS is open source software, released under the terms of the LGPL. StatCVS uses JFreeChart to generate charts.

Quick Start

First, download StatCVS.

Check out a working copy of your project from CVS. You need the CVS command line client (CVS for Unix or CVSNT for Windows). Typically, the command looks like this:

cvs -d /cvsroot checkout modulename

Create a CVS log file:

cvs log > logfile.log

Run StatCVS:

java -jar /path/to/statcvs.jar /path/to/module/logfile.log /path/to/module

This command creates the HTML reports in the current directory.

More details are available from the Manual . It also has all the options for customizing the reports. If you run into problems, consider asking for help on the statcvs-users Mailing list .

Note: StatCVS can only generate reports for the main branch.

Where is the manual?



The StatCVS project was initiated by Lukasz Pekacki . The current maintainers are Benoit Xhenseval and Jason Kealey. Other members of the development team are Anja Jentzsch , Manuel Schulze , Steffen Pingel and Tammo van Lessen . 2002 photo of the original development team

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