Version control system and important component of Source Configuration Management (SCM). Lets you record the history of source files and documents. It's similar to the free software RCS, PRCS, and Aegis programs, but has the following significant advantages over RCS:
- runs user scripts to log operations or enforce site-specific policies
- lets separatedevelopers operate as a team
- vendor branches keep versions separate, but also merge them if needed
- unreserved checkouts let developers work simultaneously on the same files
- flexible modules database maps names to the components of a larger database
- runs on most Unix variants; clients for Windows 95/NT, OS/2, and VMS available
DocumentationUser manuals available from http://ximbiot.com/cvs/manual/; Printed user manual available from http://www.network-theory.co.uk/cvs/manual/; User introduction from http://ximbiot.com/cvs/cvshome/docs/blandy.html; User training manual included; Quick reference at http://ximbiot.com/cvs/cvshome/docs/ref.html; Links to other docs are at http://ximbiot.com/cvs/
released on 28 September 2005
Paid supportLists of paid consultants available from http://www.ximbiot.com/cvs/wiki/index.php?title=CVS_FAQ
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||31 January 2001|
Leaders and contributors
|Derek R. Price||Maintainer|
|Mark D. Baushke||Maintainer|
|See the AUTHORS file distributed with the CVS sources||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://savannah.nongnu.org/cvs/?group=cvs|
|Bug Tracking||VCS Repository Webview||http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=cvs|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 10 August 2005.
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