Using CVS? Checkout Fisheye, now available for download

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News: Using CVS? Checkout Fisheye, now available for download

  1. Cenqua is proud to announce the public beta release of Fisheye, a unified repository viewer.

    FishEye unlocks the data within your CVS repository and provides easy navigation, powerful search, historical reports, advanced file annotation and diff, change-set analysis, RSS feeds, and integration with your issue tracker. Many more features are planned, including support for other SCM systems.

    Fisheye does all this and without getting in your way. It is easy to install, and runs fast. Fisheye is a 100% pure Java application.

    Our users have told us that Fisheye's features are addictive. If you use CVS, find out what FishEye can do for you.

    Download a free, fully functional evaluation version:
     http://www.cenqua.com/download.jspa

    Read more about Fisheye features:
     http://www.cenqua.com/fisheye/

    Play with the online demo:
     http://fisheye.cenqua.com/

    We happily support Open Source software and invite Open Source projects to apply for a free license for Fisheye:
     http://www.cenqua.com/freelicenserequest!default.jspa

    Regards,
    The Cenqua Team

    Threaded Messages (21)

  2. Using SVN instead?[ Go to top ]

    The inevitable question is, "When will FishEye support Subversion?"

    This thread seems to have the answer:
    <<
    We are working hard towards multi-SCM support, and Subversion will be at the head of the pack. But our current timeframe puts a beta with Subversion support late this year or early next year.

    =Matt
    FishEye Support
    >>
  3. Using SVN instead?[ Go to top ]

    The inevitable question is, "When will FishEye support Subversion?"This thread seems to have the answer:<<We are working hard towards multi-SCM support, and Subversion will be at the head of the pack. But our current timeframe puts a beta with Subversion support late this year or early next year.=MattFishEye Support>>

    But why bother with "multi-SCM" supporting CVS when CVS will be dead within a year or two (as subversion is rapidly taking over the world.) Well... almost dead.
  4. Multi-SCM support[ Go to top ]

    Hi,

    We aim to support many flavours of SCM, not just CVS and SVN. ClearCase and Perforce are two others we are a investigating.

    Cheers,
    -Brendan
    http://www.cenqua.com
  5. A free alternative to fisheye[ Go to top ]

    Hi,
      It seems fisheye is commercial. :(
      However, there is a wonderful alternative--CVSMonitor.
    It's written in Perl, and the installation is not very convinient for Perl beginner. After several days' play with it,
    I found its changeset search functionality is especially useful. So if you cares changeset, unfortunately cvs doesn't support, you can checkout CVSMonitor at http://ali.as/devel/cvsmonitor/

    Justin
  6. A free alternative to fisheye[ Go to top ]

    It seems fisheye is commercial. :(
    Well, I'm glad you can work for free and don't have any source of revenue, but people working on that have to make a living and this is not like support will be a major source of revenue for this type of product, so it has to be license.

    I think Fisheye is an excellent product. All in all it is a matter of 5 minutes to deploy it any environment and the information is very well presented (and sexy, which is important as well). The only thing missing is SVN support, but there are still load of projects (commercial or not) using CVS as SVN support is not yet available everywhere even though it is catching fast.
  7. Another alternative[ Go to top ]

    Another free alternative:

    http://cvschangelogb.sourceforge.net/

    CVS Change Log Builder is pretty nice. The Fisheye product looks better, but not enough to make it worth dropping a grand on.
  8. Another alternative[ Go to top ]

    Hi Paul,

    I just want to point out a major difference between Fisheye and tools such as cvschangelogbuilder and statcvs. Both these free tools do a great job producing reports of CVS activity. However these types of tools produce "static" reports. To get an updated report you need to re-run the tool. The result is a series of static html reports capturing the state of the repository when the tool was run.

    Fisheye is different because, after an initial scan of your repository, it produces these types of reports interactively, in realtime. In this sense, Fisheye reports are "live", rather than a static snapshot.

    Fisheye is interactive in that you can browse and see activity at any node in your repository, and apply various constraints (Branch, date, tag, author) while doing so. And because Fisheye intelligently monitors your repository, new check-ins are instantly reflected in Fisheye.

    Cheers,
    -Brendan
    http://www.cenqua.com
  9. no point wasting money on this. if u have to waste some money then u have perforce - very strong and robust.
  10. Great tool[ Go to top ]

    We used it for 2 months, and it's really fantastic. Very simpel setup, and some great intuitive features.

    (Unfortunatly, we've moved all our CVS repositories to SVN..., so we have to wait a few months before we can enjoy FishEye again... :( )

    Merg
  11. Following the rabbit trail...[ Go to top ]

    Anyone used the Eclipse SVN plugin? How does it compare to the builtin CVS one? (Yes I know about the standalone tools)
  12. Great tool[ Go to top ]

    Did you pay 999$ for a beta version?!?
    I am very surprised to have to pay for a beta version and to help the company to debug the product.
    I hope it is a really great tool in order to survive to tough competitors like free products like cvs (http://www.gnu.org/software/cvs/) and some other commercial products like Rational clearcase.

    Best regards,

    Bruno CHEVALIER
  13. Great tool[ Go to top ]

    Hi Bruno,

    Just to clarify:

    1. Beta testers participated in the initial beta trial free of charge.

    2. Fisheye is not a Version Control System like CVS or Clearcase. Instead, Fisheye is designed to complement your Version Control System by providing enhanced search, aggregated statistics, changeset analysis, RSS feeds etc. At the moment Fisheye only supports CVS, but we intend to support Clearcase in the near future.

    Cheers,
    -Brendan
    http://www.cenqua.com
  14. I am curious as to how many people would purchase a commercial product to complement an open source product.
  15. It's not that strange, how many people buy support on their open source OS?
  16. I am curious as to how many people would purchase a commercial product to complement an open source product.

    Why wouldnt you??

    Its not like its that expensive. And its useful!

    Would you prefer an open-souce tool to complement commercial (expensive!) Rational Clearcase? :-)

    -Nick
  17. Would you prefer an open-souce tool to complement commercial (expensive!) Rational Clearcase? :-)-Nick
    Sure....why not?? Wouldnt you :)))
  18. We're happy with Fisheye[ Go to top ]

    We've been using the private betas for a few months and have been very happy.

    The betas have been solid, and we find it very useful. The query language for selecting sets of changes is very powerful, installation is simple, and you can configure Fisheye to produce links back to your issue management system (e.g. Jira). In fact Jira also produces links to Fisheye, giving complete bidirectional integartion between your issues and the changes you made to solve them!
  19. re: search functionality?[ Go to top ]

    I played with your online demo of Fisheye and one thing that seriously rocks is the quick search. I can see how that would be a major timesaver when finding files, but it didn't seem to support searching the actual contents of files (only filenames and checkin comments). Is this something Fisheye is going to support?
  20. re: search functionality?[ Go to top ]

    ... but it didn't seem to support searching the actual contents of files (only filenames and checkin comments). Is this something Fisheye is going to support?

    Absolutely. We actually have plans for some fairly funky file-contents based searches. As well as searching the HEAD of each file, you could also search the diffs. For example, you could search for when a TODO comment was added or removed from a file.

    =Matt
    http://www.cenqua.com/
  21. re: search functionality?[ Go to top ]

    ... but it didn't seem to support searching the actual contents of files (only filenames and checkin comments). Is this something Fisheye is going to support?
    Absolutely. We actually have plans for some fairly funky file-contents based searches. As well as searching the HEAD of each file, you could also search the diffs. For example, you could search for when a TODO comment was added or removed from a file.=Matthttp://www.cenqua.com/

    How about binary files? i.e. PDFs, Word documents, etc?
  22. re: search functionality?[ Go to top ]

    ... but it didn't seem to support searching the actual contents of files (only filenames and checkin comments). Is this something Fisheye is going to support?
    Absolutely. We actually have plans for some fairly funky file-contents based searches. As well as searching the HEAD of each file, you could also search the diffs. For example, you could search for when a TODO comment was added or removed from a file.=Matthttp://www.cenqua.com/
    How about binary files? i.e. PDFs, Word documents, etc?
    Hi Christophe,

    Fisheye 1.0 will not support searching the contents of non-text files. We do have that planned as a feature to be implemented post-1.0

    Cheers,
    -Brendan
    http://www.cenqua.com