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Re: cvs 1.11.23 executable available for Windows?

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: cvs 1.11.23 executable available for Windows?
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 19:00:15 -0700

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Arthur Barrett <address@hidden> writes:

> > 1) Are there any "official" Windows builds of
> > cvs 1.11.23, (built using MSVC, and not with
> > cygwin), and if so, where?
> Whether using the client or the server I believe
> most windows users of CVS use CVSNT.

Hmmm... having worked with Nelson to get the CVS
1.11.23 sources building and doing the right thing
under Windows, I rather think he knows the
difference and would have asked the cvsnt group
for help if that had been his question.

It is certainly true that running a server on
Windows, the only choice is either to use CVSNT
or to use CVS built under CYGWIN.

However, it is not clear to me that CVSNT owns the
entire market of CVS clients. I do not have any
substantive surveys to prove it one way or the
other and I am unwilling to make the claim either

I would not be surprised to learn that a site
which has a mixture of operating systems with a
UNIX CVS installation might be using CVS rather
than CVSNT as clients under Windows.

> Note: there is a separate newsgroup for CVSNT.

Indeed. And it is good to direct CVSNT questions
to that group. This question was explicitly about
CVS and not CVSNT.

> If you must use CVS 1.11 then you are probably
> best off continuing to build it yourself.

To be honest, I believe in building ALL of my
applications from source and NEVER using pre-built
binaries... this is largely a matter of making
sure that I have the possibility of fixing bugs I
find in the tools I use with some hope of being
able to replace the existing version with my
patched version.

I will grant you this is not necessarily a common

So, if it is typical for Windows users to blindly
install binaries on their machines which they did
not build, then by all means we should try to give
them an 'official' copy of the tool.

        -- Mark
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