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

Luke Guest lguest at .nospam.bubball.com
Fri Aug 30 15:36:19 BST 2002

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Aug 2002 14:22:29 +0100, Luke Guest
> <lguest at .nospam.bubball.com> wrote:
>>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.
> You should be checking out the files on the platform that they are
> going to be used on.  The Windows cvs clients automatically put CR/LF
> pairs in the text files as they are checked out.  The Unix clients
> just use LF.

Ok. So, if we use the VSSExtrator to convert our VSS repository into a CVS 
one, will the CRLF be sorted out on the intial commit; I suppose it will be 
> It's not a good idea to have the same name with different case.  Win32
> clients will treat these as the same file. and Unix clients will treat

Yeah, I'm aware of that.

> them as different.  The server is similar - the NT server will treat
> them as the same file and the Unix server will treat them as
> different.  So you get confusion in any kind of mixed environment.

This could definitely cause problems with the Windowze users here. 

>>So, essentially, is it better to run the server on a Linux box or Win32?
> It doesn't really matter...  it depends mostly on your in-house
> experience and how your network is set up (backup procedures, etc.)
> On Unix the 'standard' cvs is most stable (cvsnt is supported but
> isn't as well tested, although the cvsnt.org cvs server is actually a
> cvsnt server hosted on Linux so it's quite safe to use).  On NT only
> cvsnt is really useable.
>>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?
> loginfo works fine on cvsnt (where did you read it didn't?).

Just somewhere around the web, I didn't notice exactly where...

> commitinfo and loginfo can be used together to provide email
> notification of checkins - the support.cvsnt-commits newsgroup is
> generated by such a script.

Ok, thanks.


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