[evs] EVS beta 3.1.01 build 2882 (with EVS Manager)

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Thu Nov 15 07:14:16 GMT 2007

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Hi all,

Here it is - EVS beta 3.1.01 build 2882 !

This is the first build of EVS that really attempts to show what is that is 
so great about EVS, because it includes a preview of the EVSManager.

Please read the installation document carefully - it lists known limitations 
and the installation procedure.  The testing we have performed was based on 
the setup shown in this document:

I have tested this install on a clean server and client and all works - so 
this build may not be stable, but you should not hit any showstopper bugs 
that prevent you testing it.  The windows installers the server is here:
and the client here:

In particular we are looking for your assistance with:
* migrating the codebase to linux (checkout the trunk from cvs.cvsnt.org), 
use the postgres driver.
* testing import/add/update/update(merge)/checkout/commit and all acl 
* testing rename/move
* testing rtag/tag (tag or branch)
* testing EVSmanager

The purpose of this milestone was to release a build that (with the odd 
exception) is functionally equivalent to CVSNT, plus these features:
* a fast "rtag"
* rename and move
* transactional database (atomic commit and checkout)
* an evsmanager application that demonstrates how to use EVS as a CM 
platform, showing:
  + use of web folders to create revisions of files in a repository
  + integrated defect tracking based on the Bugzilla data model
  + integrated web browsing of the repository

This is the first SCM system with support for the open "CVS protocol" that 
has no file (or RCS) backend but a relational SQL database.  This has not 
been done simply for the "cool" factor - but because it creates a platform 
that we can build more advanced functionality on in a very robust way.

Please post your comments and bug reports to support.evs on the 
news.cvsnt.org (nntp/news) server.

We will not be making any additional builds of EVS for several weeks, but 
each bug posted to the  newsgroup will be recorded and Tony will analyse it 
to make an estimate of the effort to fix. In around 4 weeks we will look at 
each of these and prioritise them then look at scheduling.  Of course if 
anyone else wants to simply get in and fix stuff we'd be delighted.  If you 
post a bug I will most likely then give you write access to our bugzilla so 
you can update it and post more bugs.  Ditto with submitting patches for 

Note: the source code to EVSManager is not available, and there is a post on 
the support.evs newsgroup dated 30/Sep/2007 with the subject "EvsManager" 
explaining this.  There will probably be new EVS installers posted with 
updated EvsManager servers in the coming weeks showcasing additional 
features (though as noted above the actual EVS server and client will remain 


Arthur Barrett

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