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Archive for September, 2005

CVSNT 2.5.02.2088 (“Servalan SP1”) Inno Installer ready for download

Posted by tier777 on 2005-09-12

I still don’t know if anybody is actually interested in these any more but here it is:

cvsnt-2.5.2.2088-setup.zip (3.371  KB)
(Update: withdrawn from my server in favour of the “official” Servalan Service Pack 2 release!)

For anyone that has not been watching the relevant threads on the CVSNT newsgroup, here’s again a short summary of what’s different with regards to the official MSI installer:

  • Lets you choose the location of the Temp dir, create it if necessary
    and make sure it has the appropriate permissions set (i.e. full access
    to authenticated users).
  • Attempts to stop the cvsagent process before trying to overwrite it.
  • Offers to start cvsagent at the end of the installation process.
  • Built with InnoSetup  5.1.5 (installer  source – 18  KB – no changes since the 2064 build)

Here’s what Tony had to say on this release:

From: Tony Hoyle
Subject: Latest Updates – CVSNT 2.5.02 Build 2088
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 18:59:49 +0100

CVSNT 2.5.02 (Servalan) build 2088.

This is the official SP1 stable version.

Solaris & HPUX builds still to do. Solaris should follow later today, HPUX as time allows.

Differences from previous version:

Updated PCRE.

All known bugs fixed to date.

Tony

Cheers,

Oliver

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“Build Custom ChangeLog” with advanced GUI committed (preview)

Posted by tier777 on 2005-09-12

Here’s what you’ll most likely get with WinCvs 2.0.3 (not scheduled for release yet):

New "Build Custom ChangeLog" dialog

from cvsgui/ChangeLog (rev 1.950):

Mon Sep 12 2005  Oliver Giesen <ogware AT gmx DOT net>
* WinCvs 2.0.3 / Macros:
  - SafeTk: added generic base classes for creating Tk-based macros
  - cvs2clTk: added new experimental Tk-GUI version of advanced ChangeLog macro
               (replaces old CvsAlert-based version when Tk is available)
  - cvs2cl: moved Build ChangeLog selection macros onto their own menu
  - cvs2cl: added options to omit authors and/or files from ChangeLog
             (not yet available for command line version)
  - cvs2cl: very long lines are now wrapped even when there already are line
             breaks in the original log message;
             default wrap point for these is currently at 100 characters
  - RecursiveAddTk: improved error reporting
  - added new component for experimental/new macros to installer and made new and
     old macros sub-components of the Macros component

If you want to try it out now (it also works with WinCvs 2.0.2.4 as long as you don’t try to use the non-Tk version of the Custom ChangeLog macro), here’s what you’ll need to checkout/download from the CVSGUI repository:

(note that the ViewCvs server usually lags behind a few hours – if the revisions given above are not there yet, just try again a little later or, if you have developer access, just get them via SSH)

SafeTk.py now also contains a set of generic base classes that could be used to build Tkinter-based WinCvs macros with advanced GUIs. I will probably write up a little post about how to use this when I get some time. For now, just take a look at the above Build Custom ChangeLog macro (i.e. cvs2clTk.py) which was already built from those classes.

Another thing that I’m rather fond of in this new macro is that it works by invoking another macro. This was to separate the GUI from the actual functionality, especially considering that cvs2cl.py also works as a standalone command line tool. A rather handy concept, I found. There are a few gotchas though. More on that also later (hopefully).

Cheers,

Oliver

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CVSNT 2.5.02.2082 (“RC for SP1”) Inno Installer ready for download

Posted by tier777 on 2005-09-08

I really don’t know if anybody is actually interested in these any more but here it is:

cvsnt-2.5.2.2082-setup.zip (3.370  KB)
(Update: withdrawn from my server in favour of the “official” Servalan Service Pack 2 release!)

For anyone that has not been watching the relevant threads on the CVSNT newsgroup, here’s again a short summary of what’s different with regards to the official MSI installer:

  • Lets you choose the location of the Temp dir, create it if necessary
    and make sure it has the appropriate permissions set (i.e. full access
    to authenticated users).
  • Attempts to stop the cvsagent process before trying to overwrite it.
  • Offers to start cvsagent at the end of the installation process.
  • Built with InnoSetup  5.1.5 (installer  source – 18  KB – no changes since the 2064 build)

Here’s what Tony had to say on this release:

From: Tony Hoyle
Subject: Latest Updates – CVSNT 2.5.02 Build 2082
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 18:16:55 +0100

CVSNT 2.5.02 (Servalan) build 2082.

Updated PCRE.

All known bugs fixed to date.

This is essentially SP1 unless something else crops up – just waiting for some other stuff to happen before it becomes officially stable.

Tony

Cheers,

Oliver

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Getting started…

Posted by tier777 on 2005-09-06

Yes, it’s another blogger…
Don’t expect too much though. It’s just another attempt to find the ideal medium after most of the previous ones died in silence.

Current plans are to post whatever comes to my mind that I feel should be preserved in an easily retrievable fashion either just for myself or hopefully for others as well – you may want to call it public brainstorming. This will possibly include drafts for WinCvs macros as well as interesting web links, Delphi and C# code snippets, general musings on version control concepts and being a mailing list moderator, cool tools and useful tips and tricks.
I might even get personal and start posting family pictures and stuff about my latest musical favourites or rants about movies I saw or books I read. Who knows? Maybe this is already my last post. We will see.

Stay tuned – but don’t hold your breath.

Cheers,

Oliver

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