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Re: Can't download CVS!

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Can't download CVS!
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 19:09:00 -0500 (EST)

Rhino writes:
> What are your thoughts on the relative merits of CVS, CVSNT, and WinCVS? Why
> would I choose one over the other? What are the negatives of each? Which of
> these integrates best with Eclipse?

CVSNT is a variant implementation of CVS -- they're mostly
interchangeable from a user perspective.  The key difference is that CVS
was originally designed for a Unix-like environment, the vast majority
of the development work is done in Unix-like environments, and it isn't
built or tested in a Windows environment very often (or very well). 
CVSNT started with CVS but then added some Windows-specific features and
has subsequently added non-Windows-specific features as well and now
supports non-Windows environments, too.  It is built and throughly
tested on Windows.

WinCVS is a GUI that runs on top of some CVS implementation -- it is
happy to work with either CVS or CVSNT.  For convenience, CVSNT is
bundled with WinCVS when you download it.  As others have mentioned,
TortoiseCVS (<>) is another GUI that runs on
top of some CVS implementation, but I don't know whether they bundle a
CVS implementation with it or not.  As far as I know, Eclipse is similar
in that it interfaces with some CVS implementation and should be happy
with either CVS or CVSNT.

-Larry Jones

I must have been delirious from having so much fun. -- Calvin

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