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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: http://www.evscm.org/archive/Installing_EVS.pdf 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: http://www.evscm.org/archive/evs-server-win32-3.1.01.2882-beta.msi and the client here: http://www.evscm.org/archive/evs-client-win32-3.1.01.2882-beta.msi 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 functions * 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 EVS. 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 unchanged). Regards, Arthur Barrett