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1 Release Notes for Meta-CVS
3 Release 0.99, 2002-1?-??:
5 Failure to invoke text editor is handled.
7 The -r option of filt is fixed; it has been broken since the change to the
8 new MAP format, because it was reading the raw map representation, not
9 passing it through the right conversion steps that are needed now.
11 Bugfix to purge and remap commands: they were fooled by CVS-generated
12 files in the MCVS/CVS directory. Specifically, files having F- names, and a
13 the suffix ,t.
15 Help text added for move command. Help text for grab rewritten.
17 Release 0.98, 2002-10-13:
19 The prop command was mistakenly reading from MAP-LOCAL and writing to MAP,
20 which could cause information loss if the two differ. It now reads from MAP
21 and writes to MAP. (The property changes propagate to MAP-LOCAL by the
22 update operation invoked by prop, as before).
24 Invocation of external programs included in debug trace.
26 The filt command does not filter F- names if they are immediately preceded by
27 the MCVS/ prefix; such occurences are clearly concrete, sandbox-relative
28 references to the actual F- links, rather than abstract references.
30 The update command now supports the -C option, to fetch the repository
31 copy, throwing away local changes. It also now honors the --metaonly
32 and --nometa options.
34 The export command has been added, for checking out documents without creating
35 a working copy (no MCVS directory in the root of the checkout).
37 The watch command has been added. Note that its syntax differs from that
38 of CVS.
40 The watchers, editors, edit, and unedit commands have been added.
42 A script called mcvs-upgrade is now included, and installs alongside the mcvs
43 script. This allows the Meta-CVS Lisp image to recompile and patch itself,
44 giving users of binary distributions an easy way to upgrade from source
45 code.
47 Release 0.97, 2002-10-06:
49 Meta-CVS now builds and runs on Microsoft Windows, under Cygwin
50 (www.cygwin.com). It still relies on hard links, which requires
51 Windows 2000 or XP, and the NTFS filesystem. It probably won't
52 work over FAT.
54 New --debug option for verbose output.
56 Cleaned up of error messages. Error messages don't specify prefixes like
57 ``mcvs-add:'' or ``mcvs-grab:'' any more. Rather, the error handler adds the
58 ``mcvs:'' prefix when printing the messages in a situation when the error is
59 not continuable.
61 Fixed bug introduced in release 0.13: mcvs add -R was adding only
62 directories, effectively ignoring arguments that are regular files.
63 The error-continuation behavior of mcvs add has been revised.
65 Trying to rename an object onto itself, or to move the sandbox root
66 directory are no longer silent no-ops, but produce an error.
68 The remap command now preserves property lists, and picks up changes
69 in executable permission.
71 The grab command now notices when a file changes from having execute
72 permission to not having execute permission.
74 Operations on the path . now work in a partial sandbox.
76 Release 0.96, 2002-09-21:
78 The restore command was left broken during the change to the new
79 filemap format. It is now fixed.
81 The grab command now handles execute permission bits properly.
83 Some more commands have detailed help.
85 There is now a global option -i which specifies a script to be
86 executed. This allows Meta-CVS to be scripted using Lisp. For
87 instance suppose you have the following script and call it
88 list-matching:
90 #!/usr/local/bin/mcvs -i
91 (in-sandbox-root-dir
92 (let ((mapping (mapping-read *mcvs-map*))
93 (test-func (eval (read-from-string (pop *args*)))))
94 (dolist (entry mapping)
95 (with-slots (path raw-plist) entry
96 (when (funcall test-func raw-plist)
97 (format t "~a~%" path))))))
99 Then to list the names of files whose "importance" property is
100 a value greater than two, run:
102 ./list-matching '(lambda (plist)
103 (let ((imp (getf plist :importance)))
104 (and imp (> imp 2))))'
106 WARNING: Scripting accesses the guts of Meta-CVS directly, so scripts may
107 break as Meta-CVS is maintained. There is currently no published set of
108 stable interfaces.
110 Release 0.95, 2002-09-16:
112 The install.sh script no longer uses a borrowed copy of the clisp-link script
113 or the linkkit directory; these have been removed. These materials
114 are available at every CLISP installation; install.sh now finds them
115 and uses them. Users of non-x86 machines ran into problems because of this
116 because linkkit/clisp.h contains architecture-dependent information.
118 A bug in mcvs filt was fixed; it wasn't handling F- names that aren't found
119 in the map.
121 A more detailed help system now exists, though it's not complete. The ``mcvs
122 help'' command acts just like ``mcvs --help'' without any arguments. If given
123 an additional parameter which specifies a Meta-CVS command, it produces more
124 detailed documentation for that comand. Help exists already for a few
125 commands.
127 The release number is being warped to 0.95, which means that Meta-CVS is now
128 in beta. It is only five updates away from a 1.0 release.
130 Release 0.24, 2002-09-08:
132 The mapping entries for both symlinks and files have extensible property
133 lists now. These are stored in the optional fourth and fifth list elements,
134 respectively of the :FILE and :SYMLINK map entries.
136 Versioning of the execute permission of files is supported, represented as
137 the :EXEC property of a :FILE mapping entry.
139 Some lame syntax is provided for manipulating properties:
141 mcvs prop --set foo --clear bar --remove baz main.c list.c
143 will set the property FOO to true, set the property BAR to false,
144 and remove the property BAZ, in the files main.c and list.c.
145 The execute permission is represented by the property EXEC.
147 Release 0.23, 2002-09-02:
149 Bugfix: the grab command notices edited symlinks and incorporates the
150 changes into the mapping.
152 The grab command now figures out moved symlinks. Moved symlinks are those
153 whose pathname has changed, but which continue to point to the same object
154 (which may also have been moved).
156 Release 0.22, 2002-08-31:
158 Symbolic links are now versioned objects. The format of the MAP file
159 changes to accomodate this; the new Meta-CVS will read old MAP
160 files; when it writes it will write the new format. Old Meta-CVS won't
161 read the new format.
163 When a new module is created from an existing file tree, symbolic
164 links will be recognized and added. The add command will also add
165 symbolic links. Symbolic links can be renamed and moved; this does
166 nothing with their contents. They can point outside of the sandbox
167 using relative or absolute paths.
169 TODO:
171 There doesn't exist yet a special command to create symbolic links, nor to
172 retarget them; retargetting a link can be done manually by editing MCVS/MAP
173 and updating. Retargetting a link using the ln -s command, won't
174 backpropagate to the MAP file; an update will clobber the link.
176 The grab command does not yet compute symbolic link moves; a moved symbolic
177 link is treated as a remove and add. This will be easy to fix.
179 The remap command ignores symlinks.
181 Release 0.21, 2002-08-04:
183 Syntax of grab command changed. The branch is no longer specified as an
184 argument, but using the -r command option. If no revision is specified with
185 -r, then a -A must be specified to make the grab go to the main trunk. This
186 is a safety feature, since grabbing foreign snapshots to the trunk is almost
187 always wrong, though it could be useful during backup recovery, or for fixing
188 mistakes.
190 The way operating system functions are targetted has changed. Instead of
191 relying on the ``linuxlibc6'' module provided by CLISP, Meta-CVS now
192 has its own module for calling foreign functions. This module is portable;
193 it does not depend on the layout of glibc data structures. So Meta-CVS
194 is in theory now portable to other Unixes (provided they have /dev/urandom).
196 Release 0.20, 2002-07-27:
198 The commit command does a true global commit when given no file or directory
199 parameters, and not given the --metaonly option. This means commiting all
200 changes in the MCVS directory, even if they are in F-files that are not
201 currently mapped.
203 Release 0.19, 2002-07-16:
205 When moving multiple files or directories to a subdirectory, a
206 restart is now provided to skip over bad ones and continue.
208 Grab no longer scans files if there are only added files, or only removed
209 files. There are no moves to deduce in that case.
211 Restore properly creates lost+found at the root of a partial sandbox,
212 rather than at the abstract root of the module.
214 Some other algorithmic improvements made.
216 The first few sections of a user guide have been written.
218 Release 0.18, 2002-07-07:
220 Cool new feature: checkout takes an extra argument, which specifies a
221 subdirectory of the project. Specifying a subdirectory results in a ``partial
222 sandbox'', whose root directory is the specified subdirectory of the larger
223 project. The rest of the project is ``invisible'' to that sandbox. A
224 subdirectory argument can also be given to mcvs grab, which will cause it to
225 integrate the new source tree against a subtree of the Meta-CVS project
226 rather than the entire project. The subtree doesn't have to exist; in
227 that case you get an empty sandbox. Adding files to this sandbox will cause
228 the tree to exist in the project.
230 Bugfix: mcvs grab was not computing moves properly over small file sets,
231 wrongly treating them as removes and adds.
233 Release 0.17, 2002-07-02:
235 The create command no longer takes a vendor branch. Instead the symbol
236 ``Created-by-Meta-CVS'' is used as the vendor tag to satisfy CVS.
238 The grab command no longer does useless synchronization on files that
239 are about to be deleted.
241 New purge command; does ``cvs rm'' on deleted files, that is to say, F- files
242 that have no mapping.
244 New restore command; re-enters deleted files into the mapping, under
245 the ``lost+found'' directory, using their F- names as sandbox names.
247 Bugfix: when a checkout bails because it is requested over top of an existing
248 working copy, it must not delete that working copy's MCVS sub directory.
250 Release 0.16, 2002-06-29:
252 Added new heuristics to grab command. Paths are analyzed to determine
253 move distance. Greater distances reduce the confidence in a move.
254 These rules help sort out grabs in a project where similar or
255 duplicate files are subject to parallel moves, the ambiguity being
256 resolved by favoring shorter moves. Word comparisons are case-insensitive
257 now. Common words (those that appear in many files) are ignored when
258 comparing files.
260 New options, --meta and --metaonly. This area of Meta-CVS is cleaned
261 up a little bit. Most reporting commands like log or diff no longer
262 operate on meta files by default; they must be explicitly told to do
263 so with --meta or --metaonly. Only the commit command implicitly includes
264 metafiles by default, and so if this is not wanted, --nometa must be
265 selected. The update command remains special; if it is given file
266 arguments, it does not include meta files. If given no arguments, it
267 does a global CVS up across the entire project.
269 Release 0.15, 2002-06-25:
271 Optimized a string splitting routine which is used heavily for processing
272 paths; the result is a noticeable performance improvement in some commands
273 that process large numbers of files.
275 Renamed ``import'' command to ``create''.
277 Bugfix: checkout and create showed errors when removing directory, due to
278 broken :postorder support in directory walking function.
280 Bugfix: on failure, checkout was failing to delete the MCVS directory when
281 the checkout was directed to an existing directory.
283 New feature: ``mcvs grab'' command imports third-party snapshots to a
284 branch. This is invoked in the root directory of the source tree to import.
285 It determines what files have been added and removed in the snapshot, and
286 tries to compute which removes and adds are actually moves. This is done by
287 analyzing the actual contents of the files according to a crude algorithm to
288 do fuzzy comparisons, so that even files which were modified as well as moved
289 are discovered.
291 Release 0.14, 2002-06-21:
293 Bugfix: mcvs add was broken for files that have no suffix, causing
294 the underlying cvs add to fail. This was broken in 0.7 when type
295 handling was added.
297 Release 0.13, 2002-06-06:
299 Sandbox synchronization now handles the case of two files having
300 the same timestamp. An error is signaled, with interactive resolution
301 to synchronize either way, or do nothing.
303 If a file must be deleted on update, and this cannot be done, it
304 is now a continuable error.
306 Bugfix: pass -I ! to cvs import so that it won't ignore some F- files
307 whose suffix is one of the ones cvs ignores by default.
309 New command: mcvs remap. The user can move or delete files directly without
310 going through Meta-CVS. When mcvs remap is invoked, it will hunt down the
311 moves and deletions, and reconstruct the mapping accordingly; that is,
312 it remaps the new structure. This command uses inode numbers to identify
313 files; if a file is copied and then the original is deleted, that won't
314 be recognized as a move.
316 Release 0.12, 2002-04-18:
318 Bugfix: remove was broken in 0.10, fixed now.
320 Bugfix: status, diff, etc. work in empty project rather than complaining
321 ``. not known to Meta-CVS''.
323 The checkout operation now can now populate an existing directory, including
324 the current working directory (mcvs co -d . modulename). Of course, the
325 target directory cannot be an existing Meta-CVS sandbox.
326 This is a useful feature, which allows sandboxes to blend with an
327 existing directory structure.
329 Checkout now uses the same function for generating the sandbox
330 structure as does update. This is now necessary, because local files
331 can be clobbered by the checkout.
333 Release 0.11, 2002-04-12:
335 Bugfix: when branch invokes rtag, it now takes the CVSROOT information
336 from CVS/Root and passes it via -d. This is necessary because rtag does not
337 look at a local CVS subdirectory for this information, only the
338 -d option or the environment variable.
340 Command for listing branches added (list-branches or lb). Also shows
341 what sticky tag the sandbox is updated to.
343 Command for switching branches added (switch or sw).
345 Merge detects that working copy is on non-branch tag and bails.
347 Absolute paths can now be specified as file arguments. These are
348 based from the root directory of the sandbox, not the actual filesystem root
349 directory.
351 Release 0.10, 2002-04-03:
353 Automatic merging implemented. Branch is created using branch command,
354 and merging from another branch is done using simple merge command.
355 Meta-CVS maintains the tags to keep track of what has been merged
356 from what branch to what branch.
358 Bugfix: checkout -d foo bar was complaining about directory bar already
359 existing, even though it should only care about foo.
361 The remove command now requires explicit -R option to recursively remove
362 a directory. It has more detailed error reporting.
364 The move command has better error reporting.
366 Release 0.9, 2002-03-14:
368 Bugfix: the .cvsignore file is now subject to tagging, status, etc,
369 (unless --nometa is specified, of course).
371 The mcvs filt command takes -r <revision> or -D <date> parameters.
372 This means to retrieve the MAP file as of the specified revision or
373 date and use that mapping to perform the filtering translation,
374 rather than using MAP-LOCAL.
376 The mcvs update command takes filename arguments now and also
377 supports the -p option.
379 Release 0.8, 2002-03-13:
381 Bug fixed in mcvs add; it was not ignoring files that are already
382 listed as :ignore in MCVS/TYPES.
384 Bug fixed in mcvs move: a target with a trailing slash is now treated
385 as a directory (if it does not already exist and is a non-directory).
387 The -d option of mcvs checkout can now be used to override the checkout
388 directory, which is normally the same as the module name.
390 The global options --version, --help, -q, -Q and -e are now supported.
392 New global options --error-continue and --error-terminate to disable
393 interactive error handling in two different ways.
395 Log level of many messages has changed; many messages have been
396 relegated to debug level.
398 The import command now creates a .cvsignore file containing the name
401 Release 0.7, 2002-03-09:
403 The import command collects a list of the file suffixes and brings up
404 a text editor to allow the user to edit their CVS keyword expansion
405 behavior. This information is kept in a new metafile called TYPES. The
406 add command also updates TYPES; it identifies any suffixes which are new,
407 and brings up an editor. The F- files now carry suffixes, which
408 simplifies interfacing with CVS, and also allows cvswrappers to work.
410 Recursive add works (mcvs add -R ...).
412 New command line option --nometa allows metafiles to be excluded from
413 diff, tag, and other commands; without the option they are inserted
414 into the list of files to be processed.
416 The commit option now takes an optional list of files or directories,
417 just like tag, diff, and others.
419 Release 0.6, 2002-02-16:
421 The add operation was horribly broken in 0.5, it is fixed.
423 User can interactively select whether to clobber local files or leave
424 everything alone. Effects on the mapping file of a mcvs move are undone,
425 if the restructuring is rolled back, or raises a condition that leads
426 to termination.
428 Meta-CVS now keeps a new meta-file called MCVS/TYPES. This is created
429 during import, and specifies the CVS keyword expansion mode for files
430 having given suffixes, and can also tell Meta-CVS to ignore certain files
431 when importing or adding.
433 Release 0.5, 2002-02-10:
435 Much improved error handling. Filesystem rearranging code performs
436 sanity checks to prevent adds and moves from accidentally clobbering
437 local files. A rearranging gone bad can be rolled back. Effects
438 of a failed mcvs add can also be rolled back.
440 MAP-LOCAL is now sorted in the same way as MAP.
442 Release 0.4, 2002-02-04:
444 CVS is invoked using internal function resembling the xargs utility,
445 which ensures that multiple command lines are generated if necessary to
446 avoid surpassing the operating system limit on argument and environment
447 vector size. This is important when someone wants to diff or stat a
448 subdirectory, which requires Meta-CVS to pick out the individual files
449 at the CVS level.
451 The tag, log, status and annotate commands are now available.
453 The MAP file is sorted on F- file names now, not path names. This
454 improves merging, since files do not move within the file when
455 they are renamed.
457 Release 0.3, 2002-02-02:
459 Process termination done is properly in top level handler, by a nonlocal
460 exit. The program properly indicates failed termination when it exits
461 due to an error condition.
463 Corrections are made in the command line option processing. If z is an
464 option that takes an argument, and the argument is -zx, then x is
465 treated as the argument to the option. Long options arguments are
466 recognized properly, according to the --opt=arg convention. The option
467 processing is restructured. Most of the commands now take the
468 appropriate cvs command-specific options.
470 The update algorithm performs dupe checking over the map, which could
471 happen during a merge.
473 Some more bugfixing has been done to the move command. It was still not
474 handling right some cases of an unversioned file being clobbered. Also,
475 it wasn't renaming a directory containing just one file.
477 I did some performance investigation for larger file sets, and
478 ended up rewriting the code that computes filesystem restructuring
479 changes and map duplicates.
481 Release 0.2, 2002-01-30:
483 Changed official name from MCVS to Meta-CVS. The move command now
484 performs some filesystem tests so it does the right thing when a versioned
485 file is moved over a non-versioned file, or when a file is moved into
486 a directory not known to Meta-CVS. Factored out reading and writing of
487 map files into functions.
489 Release 0.1, 2002-01-28:
491 Support for mcvs diff -u added. The -R option works for mcvs add command.
492 Bug fixed in mcvs mv command; it wasn't working analogously to the Unix
493 mv command when copying a directory to an existing directory.
495 Release 0.0, 2002-01-27:
497 This is alpha software. It is not complete, and lacks documentation.
498 However, it is already usable in its present state and is being used for
499 version control by its author. If you can program in Common Lisp and would
500 like to help, take a look through the TODO file. Send me patches, ideas,
501 feature requests.

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