RE: CVS Client Recomendations

Subject: RE: CVS Client Recomendations
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>, "List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 16:39:29 -0600

Susan W. Gallagher wrote:

> 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
than WinCVS.

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? :-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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