[cvsnt] Best document for newbie adding first proj to CVSNT

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Mon Sep 30 08:21:25 BST 2002

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Hi all!

Just a small additional hint:

I prefer to create a new module using WinCvs because
it (usually) automatically detects which files are binary.
This is important if you put projects of an IDE (e.g. Visual
Studio, Metrowerks, etc.) under CVS control, because
the master file (which contains the info about which files
belong to the project and their dependencies) is usually
of a proprietary (binary) format.

Hope this helps.

Best regards,

Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at telia.com>
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26.09.02 23:52
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Just one bit:
Don't believe such crap as you have heard! The server is a server and
*nobody* should do any work on that. All operations can and should be
made from client workstations, including adding new modules to the
server repository.
There are at least two ways to do this:
1. The standard way (cvs import)
This you do from WinCvs Create/Import module...
It will grab all files in the selected directory plus recurse into all
subdirectories and add these files too.

2. The cvs add way
To use this you need to be in a valid sandbox. To create a top level
module you must check out the module . (that is a period) and set the
flag for no recursion. This creates a sandbox on the top level. Then
move your source directory tree to this sandbox and use cvs add on the
folders and then on the files inside. Rather tedious work but you have
full control.
You can also use Oliver's recursive add macro to ease the work.


On Thu, 26 Sep 2002 17:21:09 -0400, RLMuller <RLMuller at comcast.net>

>Hi All, 
>I want to add a Visual Studio project to CVSNT installed on a Win2000 
Advance Server OS.  Then I like to able to checkout/in component from 
using WinCVS on a Win2000Pro workstation.
>Right now, I've got the source tree on the workstation.  I read something 
in passing that I should always add new projects from the server rather 
than from a workstation to avoid problems with CRLF translation to and 
from Newline.  Is that true?
>If you can direct me to the best write-up on getting started, I'd be most 
appreciative.  I just bought the O'Reilly CVS Pocket Reference and ordered 
Open Source Development with CVS.  I'm hopeful that will help.

(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)
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