Fwd: Urgent - Documentation on CVS

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Leon X

Nov 13, 2017, 1:14:02 PM11/13/17
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Dear Sir / Madam,

I need to update my manager on CVS (Concurrent Versions System) for the
features, technical and configuration standards. I have downloaded your
manual but I cannot find trivial issues like what operating systems it
supports, if CVS collaborates with the editor used or with the folder that
source files reside. Please send me any detailed documentation that you

Also, if I understand correctly there is a commercial version of CVS, what
does the commercial version provide?

My manager is not in office today and thus I cannot get permission to send
you this message from the company email.

Thank You,

Leonidas Spyropoulos

Arthur Barrett

Nov 13, 2017, 7:41:49 PM11/13/17
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Hi Leon,

The CVS (concurrent versions system) client, and the CVS (concurrent versions system) server are just parts of your change management system. It may also include a defect tracking system, project management, web view, Windows PC view, Linux view, Eclipse view, Netbeans view, Visual Studio view, SCCI view. I'm using 'view' but other people might use 'integration'. There are lots of parts. Each of those parts will have many versions and several 'forks' each with their own specialty and bugs and features.

For 'commercial' use - this is all a bit unusual - your manager maybe just wants a 'solution' and also maybe wants a 'service level' - some 'vendor' which he can blame/contact if things don't work as they are expected to.

For that reason me and some other people wrote 'CVS Suite' which is maybe the 'commercial version' you are looking for:

The idea of CVS Suite is that it combines what we think are the components that most commercial users require. We also offer on-site install, training and consulting (e.g.: setting up multi-site repositories). Please email sa...@march-hare.com if you require further information.


Arthur Barrett
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