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Thanks - that makes me breath a bit easier! - Rick Tony Hoyle wrote: > Rick Silton wrote: > > I'm hoping to use CVSNT (will be running on Linux if that matters) but I > > noticed some comments on the wiki documentation that have me concerned. > > In particular, I need to be able to build my repository from a lot of > > existing > > RCS files. I have, and was planning on using the rcs-to-cvs.sh script > > (contributed by Per Cederqvist ,David MacKenzie, Brian Berliner, et.al.) > > but I saw, in http://www.cvsnt.org/wiki/ViewCvs, the following comment > > that makes me think this won't work: > The 2.0.x RCS file format is identical to the CVS 1.11 one, so it's > bidirectionally compatible (as long as you don't use any CVSNT features > like Unicode). It isn't the same as RCS 5.7, but then neither is CVS > 1.11... ViewCVS has problems because it uses RCS to access the CVS files, > which just happens to work a lot of the time, but not 100% of the time. > > Lastly, I have a fairly large number of users that will be running their > > clients on linux (either command line or cervisia), and I cannot ensure > > that they will upgrade to CVSNT (even though I intend to give them a RPM > > install). Obviously they won't be able to take advantage of the new > > capabilities, but are there other issues that I should be aware of? It > > appears the basic commands (co, update, commit, etc) work, but given the > From the client point of view the server is identical (at least if the > clients are standard CVS clients... 3rd party ones sometimes glitch, but > standard stuff is pretty much guaranteed to work). > >>"The repository format is compatible going back to CVSNT 1.3. But see > > [CvsChapter102 11.6.5 Using >watches with old versions of CVS], if you > > [have > CVS 1.3 was about 6 years ago... there isn't a CVSNT version below 1.11 > (the quoted text is verbatim from the old CVS manual). > Tony