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RE: (newbie) WinCVS also a server?

From: Mazza, Glen R., ,CPMS
Subject: RE: (newbie) WinCVS also a server?
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 07:25:33 -0500

But WinCVS ( is *not* the "Windows distribution of
CVS" (from, correct?  WinCVS is apparently just a
third-party client.  I think the limited functionality you mention is that
of the Windows CVS server distribution from the latter link above.


-----Original Message-----
From: Amit Sharma [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 6:12 AM
To: Mazza, Glen R., ,CPMS; 'address@hidden'
Subject: RE: (newbie) WinCVS also a server?

        The Windows and Macintosh distributions of CVS are generally limited
in functionality. They can all act as clients, meaning that they can contact
a repository server to obtain a working copy, commit, update, and so on. But
they can't serve repositories themselves. If you set it up right, the
Windows port can use a local-disk repository, but it still can't serve
projects from that repository to other machines. In general, if you want to
have a network-accessible CVS repository, you must run the CVS server on a
Unix box. 

Amit Sharma

-----Original Message-----
From: Mazza, Glen R., ,CPMS [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 4:28 PM
To: 'address@hidden'
Subject: (newbie) WinCVS also a server?


Is WinCVS only a client for accessing a CVS server or can it also function
as a server (repository) itself?  I'm currently using it as a client to
access a server remotely but am unsure if it has more capabilities.  I think
that, in general, when we refer to CVS server software we referring just to
the software that is downloaded from  Correct?


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