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Improving CVS docs [was: Re: "cvs [commit aborted]: cannot commit files

From: David Taylor
Subject: Improving CVS docs [was: Re: "cvs [commit aborted]: cannot commit files as 'root'"]
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 20:52:01 -0700

"Greg A. Woods" wrote:

> However I don't think the CVS manual itself should go too far to being a
> lazy luser's guide to avoiding learning anything.  Yes a separate
> beginners guide might be useful, as might more wide-ranging "how-to"
> documentation, but maybe that's not the business of the CVS developers
> and maintainers, but rather for third party writers to fulfill.  Anybody
> got a "CVS for Dummies" in the works?  ;-)

The two obvious contenders (or maybe starting points) are  Jim Blandy's
"Introduction to CVS" at and Karl Fogel's
"Open Source Development with CVS" at . If beginners
find these useful, maybe other beginners should be directed there before  the
reference manual. If they are not serving beginners, then let's hear what's 
- I'm looking to write CVS docs.


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