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meerap pillaii
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hi friends,

companies are using which version control with java? the one in Eclipse or Wincvs.I am new to this..Please anybody answer my question.

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Hi, Meerap.

The two version control clients are capable to do the job.
They are both used by companies. No one will be able to tell you which is used most.

If you are working with Eclipse, the easiest thing to do is to use its built-in version control functionality.

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What build-in version control? Are you talking about the local history? That really isn't a replacement for CVS, even if working alone - you can't define tags, branch etc. Let alone that it allows you to collaborate with others, merge changes etc.

Many companies are nowadays switching from CVS to SVN. And there are a lot of other alternatives used, many of them commercial.
 
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What build-in version control? Are you talking about the local history? That really isn't a replacement for CVS,
No. I was talking about the built in cvs client.

I was suggesting that if he used eclipse as IDE, he should use the built in cvs client.

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Just want to point out to anyone else reading it that you still need a CVS server to do the actual version control. WinCVS and the one in Eclipse are both clients that can access a CVS server.
 
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Originally posted by Jeanne Boyarsky:
Just want to point out to anyone else reading it that you still need a CVS server to do the actual version control. WinCVS and the one in Eclipse are both clients that can access a CVS server.


I guess that's was misled me. Neither WinCVS nor the Eclipse CVS plugin are version control systems, they are just clients for CVS, one of the existing VCS'.

The Eclipse CVS plugin is quite good. When I don't work in Eclipse, I prefer TortoiseCVS.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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