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Re: new to cvs

From: Dennis Jones
Subject: Re: new to cvs
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 00:39:57 GMT

<address@hidden> wrote in message 
>> i am new to CVS. previously worked on VSS.
>> Please tell me the steps to start using CVS.
> Perhaps I shouldn't suggest this on this newsgroup, but have you
> considered Subversion as an alternative to CVS?

No, you shouldn't!  :-)

Actually, I use both CVS and Subversion, and there are things I like and 
dislike about both.  But they are both far superior to VSS in every respect.

For pure source code, ease of branching/tagging, scripting hooks, ease of 
administration (or maybe it's just my own familiarity with it), I prefer 
CVS.  CVS runs on virtually any *nix variant.  However, to run a CVS server 
on Windows, you need CVSNT.

For source code that includes many binary files, and for its revision 
numbering scheme, I prefer Subversion.  The Subversion server will run on 
both *nix and Windows.

TortoiseCVS and TortoiseSVN provide very similar interfaces to their 
respective systems, which makes switching between them frequently during the 
course of a day very easy.  They are both quite good.

- Dennis 

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