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How to checkin, checkout to cvs Server from Eclipse?

Hemant Agarwal
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Joined: Nov 21, 2005
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Hello, I have connected CVS with eclipse but I don't know how to checkin, checkout and what other things about managing my projects in CVS.
Please help me.

Thanks
Savio Fernandes
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Joined: Apr 14, 2005
Posts: 16
When you say that you have connected CVS to Eclipse, do you mean that you have installed the CVS plug-in for Eclipse? Or do you mean that you went through the "CVS repository exploring" view and added your CVS location there?
Once you have added the CVS location to Eclipse, you can checkout any project that you need from there.

Hope that helps.
[ December 20, 2005: Message edited by: Savio Fernandes ]
Hemant Agarwal
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I don't know about CVS plugin for eclipse. Is there any CVS plugins for eclipse? I am using CVSRepositoryView.
Savio Fernandes
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There used to be, but I think later versions have CVS bundled with it.

So, in the CVS Repository View, if you right click , it will allow you to connect to a Repository Location.
Once you have done that, you can checkout a project.
Once a project is checked out, in the Resource/Java view, if you right click on the project or any of the project's sub-folders, you would see an option "Team". This allows you to commit, update, sync up with CVS.
Ilja Preuss
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The CVS plugin comes with the standard installation of Eclipse. The Repository View is (a small) part of it.

Eclipse comes with a quite good online help. Did you take a look at it?


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Hemant Agarwal
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In CVS, What is the meaning of terms Checkout, Checkin?
Tim Holloway
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Originally posted by Hemant Agarwal:
In CVS, What is the meaning of terms Checkout, Checkin?


Checkout means getting a copy of the code. Unlike systems like PVCS, however, CVS doesn't lock the code against being changed by other people (that wasn't a good idea then the "other people" could be 3 continents away and planning a long vacation). Checkin means posting your changes to the CVS server. If someone else has posted changes since you checked out your code, a conflict may result, which is a can of worms I'd rather not even discuss right now, especially since that's not an Eclipse issue.

Normally, while working on a CVS project in Eclipse, someone will have created the project in the usual way, then used the Team/Share option to do the initial checkin to CVS (I forget the precise name for that, but it creates the infrastructure in the CVS repository as well as preserving the initial files.

After that, someone checks out a copy, using the CVS perspective in Eclipse, edits the changes, then does a Team/commit to post the changes to the repository. Everyone can then get the latest version by doing Team/Update.

There's a lot more bells and whistles, of course, but that's the basics.


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Hemant Agarwal
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What is Head and Branches in CVS?
How we manage them in eclipse?
Lasse Koskela
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Hemant, for learning about general CVS concepts like branches, checkout/checkin, etc. I'd recommend bookmarking this free online CVS book:
Open Source Development with CVS


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