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Raj Ohadi
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I want to learn and practice CVS on my PC (WIn XP). I know I can download a CVS client, but how about the repository ? I can just set my hard disk as the repository so that I can practice things like branch, merge, etc ?

Do I have to use Linux/Unix or use disk on another PC to be repository ?
Paul Clapham
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For the repository you need (naturally) a CVS server. There are several available; I am running CVS/NT on a Windows machine, for example.

And you can run this server anywhere (at least anywhere it's designed to be run). Doesn't matter if you run it on your machine or on some other machine. If you're just playing then running CVS/NT on your own machine might be the simplest thing you could do.
Ilja Preuss
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Any reason you choose CVS? Have you considered subversion?


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Raj Ohadi
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Originally posted by Paul Clapham:
For the repository you need (naturally) a CVS server. There are several available; I am running CVS/NT on a Windows machine, for example.

And you can run this server anywhere (at least anywhere it's designed to be run). Doesn't matter if you run it on your machine or on some other machine. If you're just playing then running CVS/NT on your own machine might be the simplest thing you could do.


How to get a CVS server ? I am using windows XP. Do I need to download anything ?
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Raj,
Start by downloading CVS.


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Hector Pertierra
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I personally recommend CVSNT, it is quite stable, much more easy to set in your own computer and it has a nice, easy to use GUI.

It worked for me and I have never ever used version control.


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Raj Ohadi
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I guess that, as a beginner, I am bit confused here. I just joined a company and they use WinCVS as the client to check-out/in files with the repository. Their repository is on the solaris box. I installed the WinCVS client on PC and I set "CVSROOT" to point to our unix repository.

I like this tool pretty much, so I want to practice it more at home. But I don't have any UNIX/LINUX server to serve as the repository. that's why I was wondering how I can get a "server" installed on my home PC and let my home PC functions as both the server and client (just let repository and client save files at two different places) ? Is that a stupid idea or what ?

So you see what I am confused. How can I get that done ? Is CVSNT a server I shall install ?
Paul Clapham
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Originally posted by Raj Ohadi:
Is CVSNT a server I shall install ?
Yes, it is. Just google it, download it, install it, and configure it.
 
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