[cvsnt] CVS v. CVSNT: which is best for me?

Chuck Kirschman Chuck.Kirschman at bentley.com
Fri Jul 9 21:57:26 BST 2004

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We run both.  By that I mean both clients, both servers, and use either
client with the standard CVS on Unix boxes.  We only use an SSPI-capable
client with the WinCVS server.  We're transitioning towards cvsNT, away
from standard CVS.  If you've already got it set up, go that route.  It
has more features than standard CVS.

BTW, the cvsNT install is both client and server.  So everyone installs
the same thing, but just tells it not to create a lock server, etc.  It
would be nice if there was a client option in the installer that
wouldn't do any of the server installations.


-----Original Message-----
From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org] On Behalf
Of Siegfried Heintze
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 4:47 PM
To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Subject: [cvsnt] CVS v. CVSNT: which is best for me?

I'm confused. I thought since I was running Windows I should download
CVSNT so I did. I was then informed this was a superset of CVS and
slightly different.

Now I go to
er=83&folderID=80 and discover that CVS runs under windows. Hmmm... Is
this CVS different from CVSNT?

Bo kindly referred me to his documentation on CVSNT and I have not had a
chance to study it yet. Is his documentation the only comparison between
CVS for windows and CVSNT? Judging from the version numbers, it is.

I'm wondering which I should be running: CVS or CVSNT? How do I
determine which one is best for me?


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