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Re: cvs 1.11.23 executable available for Windows?

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: cvs 1.11.23 executable available for Windows?
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 16:08:54 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)


* On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 07:39:17PM +1000 Arthur Barrett wrote:
> However if there is some behaviour in CVSNT that precludes it being
> used on windows as an effective CVS 1.11.x client I'd like to know

Yes: The non-ability to install and run CVSNT as non-administrator. I
cannot even use it locally as CVSNT 2.5 does not support the LockDir
anymore, but I must install the "LockServer". (Yes, it might have some
advantages to use a Lockserver; but I want to have a choice.)

I just have had this at work, where I wanted to help a co-worker, and it
is really bad for him. He cannot install CVSNT, as he is not allowed to.
cvs.exe from cvshome is an option for him, as it does not need to be

> Most windows users being rather fond of GUI's tend to use the cvs
> client that supports their GUI. And CVSNT has the 'cvsgui' protocol
> so it tends to get the lions share,

from my experience, most people use CVSNT on Windows just because it is
that one that is installed along with WinCVS or TortoiseCVS. From my
experience, most people do not even know that "CVSNT" and "CVS" are two
different projects. They believe CVSNT is just a port of CVS over to
Windows. Additionally, they believe the CVS cannot be used on Windows.

> Also windows users are rather fond of active directory
> integration which CVSNT provides with the SSPI protocol

>From my limited experience, I found that many people do not need this at
all. In fact, I have seen many who use CVSNT on the clients, but have a
CVS server on some unixoid machine.

> > Indeed. And it is good to direct CVSNT questions
> > to that group. This question was explicitly about
> > CVS and not CVSNT.
> I still see a not-insignificant percentage of Q's per month
> specifically about CVSNT on this newsgroup.

This is right, and I do not think you should stop redirecting people
completely. However, in this case, it was abviously clear (from the
version number) that the OP wanted some info about CVS, not about CVSNT.

Arthur, especially we both have had some discussions about this before.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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