[cvsnt] OT: Which VS6 files to store in CVS?

Bo Berglund Bo.Berglund at system3r.se
Fri Feb 28 15:14:41 GMT 2003

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And to add on Erik's views:
We do keep the generated exe/dll files in CVS too, in contradiction to
what many say (CVS being a *source* control system etc).
The reason is much the same but worse:
It is in reality impossible to recreate an accurate exe from past sources
because so much in the developer's PC influence the compile process. For
example if someone has a newer version of DAO installed when the old sources
are compiled then this gets included in the exe and now it will not run on
the client machine that has not got this update. There are tons of other
cases as well.
So my view is that the final product should also be there so it can be easily
grabbed on a tag or date by anyone.


PS: Thanks to all that answered my original question about the VS6 files
and DLL declaration! DS

-----Original Message-----
From: Warren, Erik [mailto:Erik.Warren at delta.com]
Sent: den 28 februari 2003 15:17
Subject: RE: [cvsnt] OT: Which VS6 files to store in CVS?

Torsten Wrote ...
-----Original Message-----
From: torsten at tiscali.dk [mailto:torsten at tiscali.dk]
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 5:01 AM
Subject: Re: [cvsnt] OT: Which VS6 files to store in CVS?

Confirmed. In fact MS explicitly discourages you from puttin .opt and others
under version control, since they are specific to the local machine. You
can look it up in the MSDN Library.


I was looking at MSDN trying to find where they recommend not placing .opt
(and possibly other project files) under source control and I couldn't find
it.  Can you provide a link to the msdn online page or the chapter and
heading where you found this information.

We use CVSNT/WinCVS for our Fortran Programs created in Visual Fortran which
is not an MS product but which licensed the MS developer studio for its IDE.
We do keep our project files in CVS mainly because there are so many
settings and options available to the developer, some of which if set
differently can result in different output generated from the same source
code.  I wonder how they suggest developers coordinate what IDE settings to
use with a specific project if the project files are not under source

Erik W. Warren
Sr. Engineer - Flt. Ops. Engineering
Delta Air Lines
Dept. 088
P.O. Box 20706
Atlanta, GA 30320-6001
Ph (404) 715-7229
fax (404) 715-7202
erik.warren at delta-air.com
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