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Old 10-29-2002, 02:23 AM   #1
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what's CVS?


I've seen that a few times now when I need some application (e.g. gaim, DC 4 linux etc...) but I don't undersand what it's for? I thought the source for the app was enough...?
 
Old 10-29-2002, 02:56 AM   #2
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Concurrent Versions System.

This is basically a library system for the files of an application which is being developed (i.e. it is not finished yet, it is still being worked on). Basically it is there to ensure a systematic way of doing things, and to enable multiple programmers to work on the same things at once.

Therefore you can grab the files off the CVS tree, but these will not be the finished files (by finished I mean ready for relase). There may be serious bugs and features which are still being added/removed etc.

So in general, unless you really want to be on the cutting edge of some applications development, the CVS is for coders and people working on the particular application.
 
Old 10-29-2002, 03:19 AM   #3
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oh, so no need for me who just can't understand sh!t in coding... hehe

thx
 
Old 10-29-2002, 04:32 AM   #4
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hehe, no not really...even for the people who do code, they will only use cvs if, for eg. the next, still unfinished version of the app rectifies some bug that they have a problem with.

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