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Re: [platform-team-dev] Re: Team API
- From: Chris Wege <cwege@xxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 10:35:08 +0100
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sorry for the late answer.
We do not currently have a plan for this but if you are interested in an
API, we are willing to discuss it. What are your requirements for such
an API? What type of information are you looking for? How do you
envision accessing it (from a clients perspective)?
Does that mean that there won't be an API to access the repository log
(like cvs log)?
There is currently a trend to mine information from software
repositories. See for example the workshop at ICSE
Also it seems that many of those tools will be integrated with the IDE.
I personally have an interest in analyzing the log information of a CVS
What I currently do is:
- Run "cvs log > cvslog" in the project directory. This gives me the
complete log of all files in the system.
- Use some classes of http://statcvs.sf.net/ to read the log file and
build the data structures representing individual files and their revisions.
http://javacvs.netbeans.org/ would provide a way to directly access the
log and work on the repository. I was using this lib in Eclipse for a
while but I couldn't connect it to the authentication information
towards the CVS which is stored in Eclipse. Maybe I just didn't try hard
My proposal is to either
- provide an API similar to the netbeans solution or
- make the authentication information available. Maybe you can connect
to the investigated security model
I would be happy to show you what I do exactly if you come to the poster
gallery at EclipseCon looking for "Process assessment with Eclipse
for Test-Driven Development".