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Re: Missing CVS Windows Client

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: Missing CVS Windows Client
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 11:39:49 +0100
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* On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 02:16:11PM -0800 Mark D. Baushke wrote:
> Given that CVS provides only a windows client, not a windows server,
> the CVSNT fills an important niche in that it is capable of acting as
> either a client or a server.

This is not true. cvs.exe (the "cvshome" version) can be used as a
server on Windows, you just need anything that wraps it in an NT
service. (I hope we do not speak of a Win 9x/Me installation as a
server; anyway if we would do, it would be even easier to run it
permanently, as no service is needed.) Cygwin allows for this
("cygrunsrv"); in fact, if you install cvs.exe as a cygwin packet, you
are asked if you want to use it as a server. There are other solutions
like "anysrv.exe" (from Microsoft) which should be able to use it the
same way.

Thus, there is no reason to use CVSNT just because you want to have your
repository on Windows. There might be other, technical reasons, but this
is another question.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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