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

Siegfried Heintze siegfried at heintze.com
Mon Jul 12 21:21:48 BST 2004

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I needed to access my repository from my client's machine so I installed
CVSNT. There is no repository on his machine. Will he now be running the
server constantly anyway and be consuming extra RAM and be a security
liability for ports 2401 and 2402? Is there a better client to install for
such a scenario?

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Carl Zmola
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 9:35 AM
To: Siegfried Heintze
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Subject: Re: [cvsnt] CVS v. CVSNT: which is best for me?


Everyone else seems to be giving you good information, but it doesn't 
help you choose.

For most cases you will be better off with CVSNT on windows.

1) CVSNT is both a client and a server.  If you plan on running 
everything on a windows network, CVSNT is the way to go for both parts.

2) the CVSNT client works fine against a CVS server.  I use my cvsnt 
client to connect to a CVS server that is provided by my web hosting 
provider.  So even if you are using a CVS server on linux, you still 
probably want a cvsNT client on windows.

3) there may be some weird cases where you don't have control over the 
users machine and they need (want) to run a plain cvs client.  You might 
not be able to use the CVSNT server (but I am sure someone will correct 
me if I am wrong).

4) The only reason I can really think of  using a CVS (not cvsnt) server 
on windows is that you are already using cvs on unix and you just want 
to move the repository over to a windows box.

The confusion does exist, but unless you know of a reason, you should 
probably use CVSNT.

Siegfried Heintze wrote:

>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
>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
>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?
>  Thanks,
>     Siegfried
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