Chora is our tool for viewing code repositories that are managed using the CVS or Subversion source control systems. The project aims to provide a high degree of integration with CVS, SVN and the other Horde web-based tools.
Right now, Chora comes close to matching existing CVS-Web scripts feature for feature, and provides a solid base for future development. Some exciting new features include a visual branch viewing tool, which intelligently displays the branch history of a given file. Branches have traditionally been a source of confusion when using CVS, and this feature aims to make it a bit clearer and easier to use.
Chora is designed from the ground-up with customisability in mind, since Version Control Systems are used in a variety of different ways. Because of this, all the repository manipulation logic is abstracted away in our VC library module.
The main PHP scripts are simple HTML rendering scripts, while the complex repository logic is hidden away in the library. This library can be used for a variety of other uses, such as searching for commits, graph generation, change collation, etc (all features planned for eventual inclusion into Chora).
- This release includes more information in annotate and diff views, adds dynamic sorting and searching of information in the browse and history views, allows controlling permissions on individual repositories, and adds better performance and accessibility than the previous version.