Posted by: Anonymous
on December 03, 2008 06:59 AM
Actually, you don't need a database for ViewVC; I've never had one connected to it, and I've been using ViewVC for about three years now.
However, if you add the database support, ViewVC will store every commit into a database much like the one used by Bonsai over at the Bugzilla project. The main advantage of this is that you can do queries by project a lot more easily... and ViewVC will provide RSS feeds based on the database queries, so others can easily watch the updates.