[Cvsnt] Re: CVSNT error handling and Eclipse/WSAD branch brow sing

Tony Hoyle tmh at magenta-netlogic.com
Thu May 23 18:54:21 BST 2002

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: list at news.cvsnt.org [mailto:list at news.cvsnt.org]On Behalf Of
> Schmidt, Martin
> Posted At: 22 May 2002 20:45
> Posted To: cvsnt
> Conversation: [Cvsnt] Re: CVSNT error handling and Eclipse/WSAD branch
> browsing
> Subject: [Cvsnt] Re: CVSNT error handling and Eclipse/WSAD branch
> browsing
>the error is as likely to break other clients as fix anything.
> I thought the Unix version of CVS was the defintion of CVS.
> Is there some
> generic documentation/standard that CVSNT and Unix CVS are
> both based on?  I
> was assuming that existing clients were written to support
> Unix CVS, and
> that if it behaved this way that CVSNT would want to follow suit to be
> compatible.  At any rate, CVSNT was obviously not written based on
> documentation, it was ported from Unix CVS.

Client/Server protocol specification:


RCS file format:


cvsnt will stick to these documents, and will (as far as possible) maintain
a command line
interface that applications can call that looks identical to unix cvs.

As long as Unix cvs can talk to cvsnt and vice-versa then that's a good
level of compatibility.
Trying to cope with all the quirks of 3rd party implementations would
rapidly become a nightmare.

If you can find somewhere that cvsnt breaks this then I'll happily fix it...

Tony (currently at work, reply to my normal email address
tmh at nothing-on.tv).

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