View Full Version : CVS 1.11.2 AmigaOS Port update released
07-23-2002, 02:40 AM
On the 22nd, the authors of the AmigaOS port (Olaf Barthel & Jens Langner) of CVS (Concurrent Versions System) released a new, updated version 1.11.2 of the development system. Beside the update to the newest cvs version, also some bugs in the ssh implementation were fixed.
So everyone interested :-o can grab a new version from:
07-23-2002, 08:04 AM
Well, sounds cool but what can I do with it ? Sorry for my poor knowledge about what CVS actually is.
07-23-2002, 08:45 AM
Nevermind, it is the well known versioning system for sources and binaries (even they are handled in deifferent manner) for software developers. You have the repository, where you can commit your latest version of sources(and binaries, even they are not so efectively stored) and retrieve (any version ) of your particular source code file (if you want to go back on the development line) You can branch the development, merge sources, lock sources, etc. CVS client can connect to retpository via TCP/IP, so this is a big benefit. But as I experienced windows versions have bugs( I dunno if client or server, sometimes I just cannot do one thing could do earlier in unchanged conditions ). Amiga version will have them for sure too ;) (bacause this is just a port)
Eh, and... I think Olaf and Jens did this port because they needed to work with versioning system, so they ported it ;) I don't know them, I just guess ;)) Good work.
07-23-2002, 12:44 PM
So this would be more for developers to store/share common file versions, right? Not something like clicking on "Windows Update" or Mac's "Software Updater"
Sorry, but I'm ignorant about it's use too.
07-23-2002, 01:20 PM
Yes. for example 2 developers can work on the same soruce version. And CVS secures that no conflicts are made(if one developer locks the file on the server, the second cannot commit the changes he-the second- made, because file is locked by first developer) or provides methods to detect conflicts.
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