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Re: CVS versus RCS

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: Re: CVS versus RCS
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 15:40:57 -0500

You can take a look at "cvs admin -l" (not advised since the admin stuff will
likely "go away" in the future) or use the "cvs edit -c" family of patches
available at SourceForge under project RCVS.

"cvs edit -c" isn't real locking in that it depends on the user using the "-c"
option and a "cvs edit -f" will override any "edit -c" lines in .cvsrc.
However, it does increase the likelihood that your developers will communicate
among each other thereby still allowing concurrent development without foregoing
the benefits of serial development -- you get the best of both worlds.


address@hidden on 2000.11.21 07:10:59

To:   address@hidden
cc:   (bcc: Noel L Yap)
Subject:  CVS versus RCS


I'd like to use CVS.

The RCS handbook says :
RCS and CVS have totally different philosophies with regard to how to prevent
conflicting updates. While RCS enforces a strict rule that no two users
simultaneously update a source file, CVS takes a more pragmatic view that it is
sometimes necessary to allow to users to simultaneously work on the same file."

I don't want simultaneous access. How can I change the CVS settings (or
configure options ?) to make CVS acts like RCS, at least about this "problem".


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