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Re: CVS: Questions for clarification

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS: Questions for clarification
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 16:06:22 -0500 (EST)

Laxma Poreddy writes:
> Thank you. We don't have any new versions for almost last 15 months? 

Well, if there were lots of new releases, it wouldn't be very stable,
now would it?  :-)

> BTW - What's the difference between following two?  Can you please
> explain little more about it?
> Stable CVS Version 1.11.22
> CVS Feature Version 1.12.13

In general, the Feature version contains major new functionality whereas
the only changes to the Stable version are bug fixes.  See the NEWS file
in the source distribution for details on the new features.

> Can I use following on CVS master/source (not client) server even
> though we used 1.11.22 on it earlier?
> If so, will there be any differences?
> CVS Feature Version 1.12.13

Yes, you can use it (you should always run ``cvs init'' on your existing
repository any time you install a new version of CVS to allow it to make
any necessary changes to the repository).  There will be some
differences, mainly the availability of new functionality, but there are
also some required (or at least strongly suggested) changes to the
administrative files, so read NEWS carefully for details.  To date,
almost all existing versions of CVS interoperate correctly, so it's
generally OK to have 1.11 clients with a 1.12 server and vice versa,
although you won't get access to most of the new features that way.

-Larry Jones

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