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> We use open source TortoiseCVS at work. I like that it hooks
> in to Windows Explorer, so you don't have to actually launch
> an application to access versioning. What I don't like about
> it is that you have to check out the entire repository even
> if you're only going to work on a single file, but disk space
> is cheap, I suppose.
I used to use TortoiseCVS before our engineers switched from CVS to
Subversion (so now I use TortoiseSVN). TortoiseCVS is far nicer to use
Unless it's changed, you can check out a directory (not sure about
single file) because that's what I used to do all the time. We had all
our doc deliverables in a /<product>/<branch>/manuals directory, and
that's what I'd check out from and commit to.
Sorry, I don't recall the details, but it wasn't arcane or difficult.
Did I mention that it's *way* better than WinCVS? :-)
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