[cvsnt] Is cvsnt stable for live environment?

Czarnowski, Aric aczarnowski at unimax.com
Fri Nov 8 20:15:26 GMT 2002

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Prakash wrote:
> I'm waiting for suggestions from the ppl who have
> really worked with CVSNT on live environment. Please
> comment and suggest me.

CVSNT is stable and plenty capable in a live environment.  We switched
to CVSNT from PVCS about six months ago and never looked back (once are
developers got there minds around non-reserved checkouts that is).

We currently serve 13,500 source files from eight different modules
written in C++, Perl, Lisp, HTML, ASP, VB and just about everything in
between except Java.  Our server is a Win2000 Pro box, PIII-500 with
256MB of RAM running CVSNT version Build 57i.

Binary support is not great but at least as good as PVCS and I've heard
better that VSS.  Binaries in source control are a tricky issue and I
don't know of any SCC system that handles them flawlessly for everybody.

Read everything you can about CVS before switching to confirm that CVS's
methodology will fit into your development style.  The way VSS and CVS
do things is quite a bit different I have heard.  There is a steep
learning curve to CVS and documentation is sparse in classic open-source
tradition but the product itself is certainly up to whatever job you
throw at it.


Aric Czarnowski
Program Writer for a Respectable Software Company
Unimax Systems Corporation

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