[cvsnt] Linux/Win32 client's and Win2k server

Luke Guest lguest at .nospam.bubball.com
Fri Aug 30 14:22:29 BST 2002

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I was just wondering, are there any gotcha's that need to be taken into 
consideration when using a CVS server on a Win32 machine and mixed platform 

We're *going* to move to CVS from VSS. We have been using VC++/VSS and will 
continue to use VC++, but we are also using Linux now and require accessing 
the code from both platforms.

Now, the problems I see are:

1) CRLF/LF. Can VC++ handle LF (I tried, but it died on the DSP's) so I'm
   thinking that the code can be, but not the DSP's (possibly import those 
   as binary??). It would be easier to have all source in one format - LF,      
   so GCC doesn't die.

2) Filenames. If I import a file, say, "Monkey.cpp" if I then update on a 
   file called "monkey.cpp" will they be considered different files or the

So, essentially, is it better to run the server on a Linux box or Win32?

Also, what *can* the loginfo be used for? I have been looking around and 
have seen that this is not supported in the NT version (so I read), but 
just before we commit ;-) to one platform over the other, can I have a few 
examples of what it is used for?


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