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Re: A way to see who has checked out a module?

From: Steve deRosier
Subject: Re: A way to see who has checked out a module?
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 17:58:01 -0800
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Again... this isn't going to tell you much. It basically gives you a log of certain activity with the system. I can run the same command and I get the following results: * I have 21 modules checked out. Of those 21, I only have directories in my sandbox for 15 of those (where did those others go? probably rm -r them at some point when I didn't need to work on them anymore) Of the 15, I haven't touched 6 of them in close to a year, and in the last two months I've only even looked at 3. * Someone who left the company almost 6 months ago has 8 modules checked out.
* One person only has 1 module checked out -- From March last year.
* No releases are ever done by anybody.

So, what info does cvs history -ao give you? Basically that someone checked out a module for some reason at some point. Does that give you the info you're looking for? Maybe. If so, I'd just setup a simple cron command:
'cvs history -ao > /var/www/html/cvscheckouts.txt'

But it doesn't tell me anything useful.

- Steve

Phil Labonte wrote:
But you can see who has checked out files and when via the command line so all I was looking for is something to add to apache... I guess I will have to write my own perl script for cgi

cvs -history -a -o shows all users and all checked out modules...

Greg A. Woods wrote:

[ On Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 09:25:52 (-0500), Phil Labonte wrote: ]
Subject: Re: A way to see who has checked out a module?

I use ViewCVS as well but there is no option to see a log of checked out files is there? If there is can you let me know where?

Fundamentally there's really no such concept of "checked out files" in
CVS.  There is no "file locking" in CVS, so "checked out" does not mean
what I think you think it means.

Any number of people can have any number of working directories checked
out on any number of clients.

None of it really makes any difference to how anyone would know who's
really working on what.

CVS is not a replacement for good project management.

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