[cvsnt] CVSNT

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Sat Nov 10 21:40:39 GMT 2007

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CVSNT 2.5.04 build 2878 - release candidate 2 (internal) is now
available to download from the cvsnt.org testing downloads page:

I've decided to release this because we need help testing some specific
things (see below), a more stable release candidate should be available
soon.  If you can help with this testing please download this build, if
you are not interested in testing these features please wait for release
candidate 3.

This is the next "feature release" and the changes in this release all
relate to "new 2.5.04" features.  There should be no bugs in 2.5.04 that
did not also exist in 2.5.03.  The plan is to stabilise the new features
before porting bug fixes from 2.5.03 or fixing things that were equally
as broken in

Please test (these are almost all server changes):
* installer now contacts march-hare.com to register statistics - no ip
address is stored (client and server) 
* filenames with apostraphe, eg: "a'postrophe.txt"  (server)
* services correctly start on server reboot (server)
* control panel now contacts optionally march-hare.com to send weekly
statistics - probably broken (server) 
* control panel should work on vista (server) [note: client has worked
on vista for years already]
* sync protocol (multi site setups) (server)
  - proxy mode (local read cache, write through)
  - full mode (pass all traffic through)
* oracle 8i/9i/10g support (server)
  - audit (especially multi lingual filenames and commit messages)
  - on windows and on linux
  - oracle 8i/9i servers
  - oracle 10g servers

Note 1: the oracle audit driver in this release is different to what was
in earlier releases.  I have tested this on HPUX with Oracle 8i client
and Oracle 8i and 9i servers - but not tested on windows at all or with
Oracle 10g at all.

Note 2: Long commit messages to the oracle audit will fail (Don't ask me
how long is long) - I intend to fix that in the next build.

Note 3: The oracle audit driver now uses nvarchar/nclob columns for any
data that could be multi-lingual (filenames, commit messages etc) so if
you have an oracle audit db created with a previous build of 2.5.04 then
you will need to manually fix it or drop it.

Please report test results to the newsgroup.

Plans for future test builds:
* next: oracle audit driver that works with long commit messages
* later: commercial bug fixes from 2.5.03


Arthur Barrett

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