[Ilugc] Regarding CVS frontends and CVS
rsubr at pcomm.hfi.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Oct 25 23:03:11 IST 2004
ignacius nallu wrote:
> Dear friends,
> Do any of you use CVS for version control in your Office?
> In our office we are switching from VSS to CVS...
> I configured CVS in Linux server and accessed the Repository,everything works fine...
> But CVS doesnt provide Reserved checkouts by default.It can be mad
> eavailable by using set of cvs commands[cvs checkout,editor,lock,edit-for
> checkout ; cvs commit,unlock for checkin]..
IIRC, CVSNT has something ("edit -c") that could do what you are asking.
But do you really want reserved checkouts? CVS' main advantage is that
several developers can work on the same code and CVS can intelligently merge
their changes. Locking defeats all this.
> I got this idea from cvsfe from ccvs.org site....
> We use gcvs in linux and wincvs in windows...[currently we are using open
> ssh for cvs client side access]
Also have a look at Windows CVS client - www.tortisecvs.org. It's usage
simpler than WinCVS and probably supports CVSNT's locking flag.
Pserver on linux with tortise/wincvs on clients is probably the best way to
deploy CVS on a mixed Unix/Win environment.
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