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RE: newbie question : regarding installation

From: S I
Subject: RE: newbie question : regarding installation
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2005 09:29:09 -0700


The preferred way of installing CVS is serving the repository from a Unix/Linux server (w/o shell access) and on the windows client side using the :pserver method and using 1 of the 3 following clients to login:

1. DOS client (cvs.exe) [Very easy 3-step set up]

2. Tortoise, A seamless Windows Explorer plugin

3. WinCVS, a GUI and complete API

However, if you plan to serve CVS from a *nix server and give shell access to users, then they could use putty.exe to access the *nix server from their WinXP desktops but this means their working folders & views will be on the *nix box and not their desktops.

If you're not planning to serve CVS from unix/linux then you need to CVSNT and serve it from a Windows Server and again use one of the above clients to login.

If you don't serve the repository from a server (unix or nt) then it will be local ONLY to your machine and others will not get to see it. And I don't think you'd wanna install cvsnt on your XP desktop to allow your machine to be choked acting as a server.

I hope this is clear enough to get you going and if I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me. :)


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Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2005 23:38:14 +0800
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Hi everyone,
I was thinking of using cvs for one of my projects. And i was wondering if
any of you got an advice as to how i would install cvs for windows xp.
There's a lot of web sites that recommend different approaches in doing so.
Since most of them differ in the software (i.e., cvsnt, putty, cgywin)
involved in installing cvs, i get confused with which is the best one to
use. If you could recommend or suggest anything, I would really really
appreciate it.
Thank you and Good day!

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