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Re: Requesting some info on CVS

From: david
Subject: Re: Requesting some info on CVS
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 12:29:42 -0500 (CDT)

> Good day everyone,
> I am a fairly new user of CVS and wanted to know some basic info if
> anybody could please help.
> Does CVS have any of the following features???
> -Lock Conflict management

No locks, and hence no conflict.  It merges changes together.
If more control is desired, it allows developers to flag what
files they intend to work on.

> -Deleted files tracked

Yup.  CVS doesn't throw history away.

> -Java Interface

There are, in my notes, three Java clients, one of which is a bean.
CVS is a C program, but defines a client-server protocol that anything
that can do basic networking can hook into.  Alternatively, you could
use any reasonable Java native-code interface.

> -Distributed application support

I don't know what you're talking about here.  It works well to keep
the source code of distributed applications, and works well to
control distributed development, but it doesn't do distributed
repositories at all well.

> -J2EE Support

Um, what would this be?  Again, you can use it to hold Java source

CVS is a version control system, and a good one.  It isn't anything

> -Software Developer Kit

It doesn't contain one, but if you want you can get Unix development
tools.  You get the CVS source code, so if you want to change it you
can make your own kit.

It has been integrated with several language systems, such as Delphi,
Metrowerks Codewarrior, Visual Age for Java, .NET, and Visual Studio
(I'm not sure how many of these projects are ready for serious use

> -Mercury Interactive Interface

Not that I know of, although if it's a general interface somebody could
write one.  You could, given time, tools, and ability, or you could hire
somebody who had them.

> -Failover Clustering Support

Nope, although I suppose you could set up a hot backup capability.

> -Multi-level delegated administration capability
Single level.  There's little enough administration to do, normally,
so I don't see what multiple levels would gain.

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