[cvsnt] Latest Updates - CVSNT 2.5.05 Build 3489 (2nd)

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Tue Jul 14 21:47:08 BST 2009

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CVSNT 2.5.05 (Gan) Build 3489 (2nd)
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Fixed in this release:
5239	write through proxy 'hangs' on add/commit
5282	Audit 'Commands out of sync' error
5353	audit MSSQL fail on postcommit
5445	VerifyTrust very slow when DNS is broken?
5446	IPv6 handling
5464	E-mail plugin: Notify e-mail fails to send if no CVSROOT/users
5476	Ensure client protocol buffer flush is safe
5546	enh: 'cvs switch' verb for when a server/repo has moved
5554	Port 2.5.03 API changes to 2.5.05 (compiler fixes only)
5556	Installer should encourage participation
5558	cvs update: [update aborted]: writing to server socket
5599	backport cvs suite 2008 gserver fixes to 2.5.05
5612	2.5.04 wont compile if no zlib on system
5622	Audit MySQL 'Commands out of sync' error
5639	Send statistics for average/count for binary and text files

Latest documentation:

The second cut of 2.5.05 was released today.  This resolves all issues
reported on support.cvsnt to date.

Several developers, some employed by March Hare Software, regularly add
features to the CVSNT_2_0_x branch of the source and March Hare Software
irregularly create builds for testing (usually at least Red Hat Linux
and Windows x32) which are checked with the test scripts in
cvsnt/testcvs.  A build is declared stable after that version has been
running on cvs.cvsnt.org for a period of time with no reports of errors
on the support.cvsnt newsgroup.  

This month is the 5 year anniversary of March Hare Software's
sponsorship of the project - taking the project from before 2.0.51
through 2.0.6x, 2.5.01, 2.5.02, 2.5.03 and the current stable 2.5.04 and
unstable 2.5.05 releases.  In particular we have sponsored features
including: failsafe audit, user-defined changesets (including merge by
changeset), fine-grained access control (ACL) and distributed multi-site
repostiories (write through proxy).

The 2.5.05 releases are designed for community use, ie: the basis for
testing and development by the open source community.  In no way does
anyone guarentee or warrant that this software is suitable for any
commercial purpose.  If you require a commercial grade / quality tested
version control solution please purchase CVS Suite from the web site.
There are several commercial GUI's and Visual Studio add-ins which work
with CVSNT, however only sales of CVS Suite provide the funding for the

Bug fixes and 'open source' support will only be provided for builds on
the CVSNT_2_0_x branch.  If you are maintaining a separate build (eg:
debian) then it is this branch only that you should apply patches to.

Release Plan:
2.5.05 will be the first release where unicode is the 'default'
installation mode on windows.  This will probably be activated on the
first RC release.

If no issues are reported with this build I will endeavour to produce
the RC before end of July, with an aim for 2.5.05 stable before end
October 2009.


Arthur Barrett

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