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What is CVS?
CVS (Concurrent Versions System) is a Source Code Management (SCM), a tool for software developers which supports collaborative development of software within a team, and the tracking of changes to software source code over time.
CVS is used by developers, and advanced users who need the very latest changes to the software (before releases occur). Software users generally do not need CVS; typically they will download official file releases made available by the project instead.
- All standard features of CVS 1.11.x are supported.
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- Developer (read-write) access is provided via CVS over SSH.
- Anonymous (read-only) access is provided via CVS pserver.
- A number of CVS clients are supported, including:
- Repositories may be viewed via web browser via ViewVC.
- Commit notifications may be made by email using CVS syncmail.
- Pre-commit and post-commit scripts are supported in several languages.
- Permissions may be managed as follows:
- Repository access may be granted or revoked from a developer using the Project Admin interface.
- Fine-grained access controls may be implemented using cvs_acls.
- Administrators may manage the repository at a filesystem level using our Interactive shell service.
- Existing repositories may be imported using our Interactive shell service.
- Repository backups and mirroring may be performed using rsync.
- Commit and checkout events are counted in the statistics system.
- Service usage is not restricted by quotas.
Enabling CVS repository
CVS service may be enabled for your project as follows:
- Login as a project administrator and go to the Project Summary page for your project.
- Select the CVS option under the Admin menu.
- Under the "Enable CVS" heading, check the "The following box should be checked to enable CVS" checkbox and click the Update button. Your repository will be created within a few minutes.
No username and password will be requested when performing read operations.
When performing write operations, you will be prompted for your SourceForge.net username and password. To perform write operations, your project administrator must have granted you write access to the repository.
- The adminrepo command line tool is used to manage CVS repositories; see adminrepo --help from within a project shell for more information on how to use adminrepo.
Project CVS repositories can be browsed via the ViewVC web interface (replace PROJECTNAME with the UNIX group name of the project):
SourceForge.net performs routine backups for all of our servers and will restore from these backups in the event of catastrophic server failure. We encourage projects to make their own backups of CVS data as that data restore can be performed by the project in the event of accidental data destruction by a member of the project team.
Backups of a CVS repository may be made using rsync.
Example (replace PROJECTNAME with the UNIX group name of your project):
rsync -av rsync://PROJECTNAME.cvs.sourceforge.net/cvsroot/PROJECTNAME/* .
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