GNU CSSC 1.00 released

I'm pleased to announce the release of GNU CSSC, version
1.00. This is the first public full release of CSSC. CSSC
has spent a long time in beta testing. This is because it
is a version control system and nobody wants a buggy version
control system.

CSSC ("Compatibly Stupid Source Control") is the GNU
project's equivalent for the traditional Unix SCCS suite.
It aims for full compatibility, including precise nuances of
behaviour, support for all command-line options, and in most
cases bug-for-bug compatibility. CSSC comes with an
extensive automated test suite.

If you are currently using SCCS to do version control of
software, you should be able to just drop in CSSC, even for
example if you have a large number of shell scripts which
are layered on top of SCCS and depend on it. This should
allow you to develop on and for the GNU/Linux platform if
your source code exists only in an SCCS repository. CSSC
also allows you to migrate to a more modern version control
system (such as CVS, perhaps).

You can download GNU CSSC from

There is a mailing list for users of the CSSC suite. To
join it, please send email to <>
or visit the URL

In the file docs/CREDITS within the CSSC distribution, there
is a full list of people who have contributed to the
development of CSSC. They are listed briefly here :-

James Youngman, Ross Ridge, Eric Allman, Lars Hecking,
Larry McVoy, Dave Bodenstab, Malcolm Boff, Richard Polton,
Fila Kolodny, Peter Kjellerstedt, John Interrante,
Marko Rauhamaa, Achim Hoffann, Dick Streefland,
Greg A. Woods, Aron Griffis, Michael Sterrett,
William W. Austin, Hyman Rosen, Mark Reynolds,
Sergey Ostashenko, Frank van Maarseveen, Jeff Sheinberg,
Thomas Duffy

Many thanks to all the above people.

The MD5 checksum for the release file is :

7cba27f03f07ee9d0fb513aea3b8e3e6 CSSC-1.00.tar.gz

Please report any bugs via this software to the CSSC bug
reporting page,

Posted by James Youngman 2004-10-10

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