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From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: CVS
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 10:26:04 -0400

address@hidden, rather.

Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
mailto:address@hidden         CollabNet ( )
Tis better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and
remove all doubt.

"Derek R. Price" wrote:

> amit madhok wrote:
> > Sir,
> Please send further questions of this nature to address@hidden  Also,
> much of this information is already available on .
> > I have never used CVS, and perhaps have never used version control software
> > before i am intersted in knowing that how is this system better than Visual
> > Sourcesafe
> > a)Can it be run on Windows Nt Server
> Yes.  There are several clients available for windows and at least one server,
> though the server is behind a few versions, I believe.
> > b)Can i distribute the entire project on the web ( is it browser based)
> There are several web browsers, at least one web client and a java client
> available, but no, strictly speaking, CVS is not browser based.
> > c)if i can distribute it on the web and if i want to get the latest file for
> > modification will it allow me to do if the file is checked
> > or it will give me some message file already checked cant check in
> CVS allows multiple check outs.  You should really at least skim the manual.
> There is one up at .
> > Does it keep a history by making a seprate copy of each file that has been
> > modified or it overwrites it
> It stores diffs, actually, not copies of files, but the effect is much the 
> same
> and any checkin of any file can be recovered later.
> Derek

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