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Re: XML interface to cvs

From: Dan Langille
Subject: Re: XML interface to cvs
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 05:21:44 -0500

On Wed, 27 Mar 2002 00:05:56 -0700, James Knowles <address@hidden>

> > The primary reason for wanting CVS repository data in XML format is for
> > data interrogation in order to populate a database.
> Ah! This is very useful information IMHO. 
> Unfortunately I'm not aware of any pre-built softare that does this. Others
> may be able to complete my gap in knowledge. 
> If there isn't, then:
> 1) If your needs are narrow, it seems it would be pretty simple to write a
> small wrapper around CVS. This could be run locally as a script or as a
> daemon listening on a port. (I'm assuming a Un*x environment where such
> things are common practice. Windows IMHO is a big pain in this area.) 

Yes, it's *nix.

> 3) A simpler possibility if you need information to be collected upon commit
> (for example), one could trigger a program per the various "*info" files in

That would be useful.  But would make it difficult to add a new project.
When first starting off, you need to populate the database to get a
starting point.  For ongoing data collection as the project proceeds, data
is collected from the mailing list messages produced upon each commit.

> 4) Others smarter than me probably have better ideas. 

I want to avoid starting another project.  If the feature/tool is there,
I'll use it and expand my own project.  Adding and supporting another
project will only dilute my existing resource pool.  But thanks.

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