[cvsnt] Composition of CVS output

Glen Starrett glen.starrett at march-hare.com
Thu Feb 8 16:02:59 GMT 2007

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Braam Smith wrote:
> Is anyone in a 
> position to definitively confirm that CVSNT does not write its own 
> source code or binaries into its repositories? Please state your 
> authority in your reply.

It does not.  The repository contains *your* files versions and 
metadata.  The RCS files (all that end in ",v") that make up the 
repository are a standard defined format and contain no source or object 
code other than what you have explicitly placed there.

The CVSROOT directory contains configuration information for your 
repository.  You probably wouldn't want to send that to your customer.

Typically, a company will take an export of the source code to present 
to their customer.  It is more limited to the point in time that 
selected during the export, but it also doesn't contain too much 
information (e.g. developer comments might not always be "customer 

The information presented is to the best of my knowledge.  Submitting 
the question for higher authority would require you to be a professional 
support customer.


Glen Starrett
Technical Account Manager, North America
March Hare Software, LLC


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