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RE: Q on CVS nstall/setup on windows...

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: Q on CVS nstall/setup on windows...
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 14:36:39 +1100


The correct place for CVSNT questions (like problems with net drives) is the 
CVSNT newsgroup that I pointed you at in my last post.  Several releases were a 
little buggy in that way but if you use CVSNT 2.0.58d client and server then it 
works for all cases that I have heard of.

>> CVSNT (GPL/open source) is the default CVS for windows (it is bundeled
>> with WinCVS and TortoiseCVS).
>I installed them both (in turn)

CVSNT should be installed after the GUI, and then modify the GUI preferences to 
use the newer version (it wont by default).

>> Just download and run the installer - do not set either HOME or CVS_RSH
>> environment variables:
>If the sites had details on what was installed where, I wouldn't really
>mind on these installers. But they don't, so I'm hesitant on installing
>things I don't know where things go.

You can get the source for the installer or a ZIP file containing the .exe and 
.dll's (and another with the "required DLL's") from the development site:

>BTW: Why is CVSNT the "default" CVS for windows?

That would be best answered by the distributors of WinCVS and TortoiseCVS.  

CVSNT generally supports features which are perhaps more important to windows 
and other "non technical" users - from Windows active directory authentication 
with the SSPI protocol (on Windows/Linux/Unix) to things like file rename, 
atomic commits, reserved edits, support for unicode encoded text files, easy 
branch and merge using mergepoint, localised filenames, bug id's, commit id's, 
enhanced triggers like precommand and postcommand, ACL's on branches and files 
etc etc.

CVSNT is available for Unix/Linux/Mac OS X/Windows etc etc.


Arthur Barrett

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