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Re: CVS Configuration on Windows 9x

From: Matt Riechers
Subject: Re: CVS Configuration on Windows 9x
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2002 08:56:12 -0400

Marcelo Saldanha wrote:
> First, from my concept of Client/Server,
> I supposed there should be 2 cvs programs, sort of a Listener and a
> Client. But (if I didn't get the wrong file...) there is only 1 file
> (cvs.exe).


> First of my problems, this cvs.exe was command-line program. If it was
> the server, no problem, I can deal with command line. But for the clients
> I *must* have GUI, or at least something very easy to use.

According to your statements below, you already have *several* GUIs...
CVS only comes in command-line form. The GUIs are just front-ends to the
command-line program.

> Since there's no installation, I don't know if I have to setup something
> else,
> or should I just setup the remote repository via this cvs.exe and starting
> using it.

There isn't any automatic setup, per-se. You usually only have to
configure some environment variables to get it working. See the manual
for more help: <>

> I've also got many GUI's for cvs, most written in Java, like jCVS, WinCVS,
> SmartCVS, TortoiseCVS, etc... but, (what the heck) they're all need CVS and
> Java SDK or JRE already configurated.

I've only used TortoiseCVS and WinCVS, but you can use both to configure
the environment for CVS.

> By the way, what are the differences between pserver and those other methods
> of accessing the cvs server?



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