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Re: Please help me. I have some question about cvs


From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Please help me. I have some question about cvs
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 21:16:40 -0700

Mike <address@hidden> writes:

> CVS group:
>     Hello. I'm a developer came from china.I'm gload to meet cvs three week 
> ago.Thank you for your support such a fine software.
>     I have a question, as i know that CVS don't reserve check out status for 
> each user,but this is applicable only for text formate file,now i have to use 
> cvs in binary format file,so i have to made CVS to reserve check out 
> status,can CVS do that?  if it can do, so how to do it?

This topic arises often. For example there is a thread 
"CVS - setup reserved checkout" that starts here:

  http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/info-cvs/2001-10/msg00350.html

Advisory locking is available in cvs using 'cvs edit' along with
'cvs editors' and 'cvs watch' ... See the URL:

  http://www.cvshome.org/docs/manual/cvs-1.12.1/cvs_10.html

for more pointers.

If you have a lot of binary format files, you may wish to consider
something other than cvs as your Configuration Mangaement software.

You may find that using another SCM system such as:
   "Aegis" (aegis.sourceforge.net)
or "Subversion" (subversion.tigris.org)

may be a useful alternative to consider.

        -- Mark




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