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Meta-CVS is a version control system created around CVS. It keeps most of CVS's features, but adds support for first class directory structure versioning, storage of symbolic links, and versioning of execute permissions and user-defined properties. Meta-CVS greatly simplifies branching and merging by keeping track of what is merged where. It records file types and automatically assigns a CVS keyword expansion mode to newly added files whose suffixes match previously recorded types. The package also has an importing feature that automatically figures out renames and moves, so it is easy to keep up with patches from multiple sources despite directory structure changes.


User guide included

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey1 November 2002

Leaders and contributors

Kaz Kylheku Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build CLISP compiled built with FFI support
Required to use CVS

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 July 2005.


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