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Graphical frontend for CVS

Cervisia is a graphical frontend for the CVS version control system. It runs with any window manager or desktop environment (not just KDE). Features include:

  • Update or retrieve the status of a working directory or single files
  • Importing into the repository
  • Diff against the repository and between different revisions
  • Annotated view of files
  • See log messages in tree and list form.
  • Conflict resolution in a file
  • Tagging, branching
  • Updating to a branch/date
  • Changelog editor
  • Command to see the last change in a file


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey8 February 2001

Leaders and contributors

Steffen Dettmer Contributor
Wynn Wilkes Contributor
Yu-Chan Park Contributor
Bernd Gehrmann Maintainer
Florent Pillet Contributor
Jan Borsodi Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer,Support Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build Qt 2.2.x
Required to build kdelibs 2.0
Required to use CVS >= 1.10

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 10 March 2017.


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