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What Is ViewVC?
ViewVC is a browser interface for CVS and Subversion version control repositories. It generates templatized HTML to present navigable directory, revision, and change log listings. It can display specific versions of files as well as diffs between those versions. Basically, ViewVC provides the bulk of the report-like functionality you expect out of your version control tool, but much more prettily than the average textual command-line program output.
Here are some of the additional features of ViewVC:
For a complete list of changes present in each release, see ViewVC's CHANGES file.
Here are some screenshots of ViewVC:
The only hard software requirement for running ViewVC is a suitable version of Python. The specifics of that, as well as all other requirements, depend on what you want to do with the tool. As those have changed somewhat over the years, it's best to consult the INSTALL file of the specific ViewVC release you wish to evaluate for its exact requirements. Here are pointers to the INSTALL files for the current major release lines:
ViewVC employs a "two-clause Berkeley-style" license. It's pretty liberal as licenses go.
If you have specific questions about whether your particular usage of ViewVC is legal, feel free to contact us. We can probably answer simple questions — for complex ones, you better talk to a lawyer.