Re: free cvs server
> There is a free cvs server! No need for
> your project to be open source, access
> with any freely available cvs client for
> any OS( tortoise is probably the easiest
> on win )
CVSdude is a great service, but the bummer is - it's confied to 2Mb of web space (for free). Larger accounts cost money (which of course may very well be worth it). So this option is only available for relatively small projects.
Other than that - great service.
free cvs server
There is a free cvs server! No need for your project to be open source, access with any freely available cvs client for any OS( tortoise is probably the easiest on win )
WinCVS makes CVS *harder*
A clarification: As you said, I expected WinCVS to make CVS easier to use. For me however, WinCVS was not only "not easier" than command line CVS, but harder.
YMMV of course, and people interested in Windows GUIs for CVS should definitely try more than one before deciding.
Re: WinCVS no good
> And your developers can still use their
> Windows by using WinCVS
> IMO, WinCVS is really no good. I
> found it to be more complicated to use
> than pure command line CVS (as can be
> had on Windows using Cygwin). Another
> Windows frontend for CVS that I haven't
> used, but has a good rep is Tortoise
> CVS. You may want to try that one
> before WinCVS.
I somewhat disagree:
- yes, WinCVS is a bit complicated. You still need to know CVS well to be able to use it. I have tried out a couple of the existing CVS GUIs, and they all assume you know most of the details of CVS (except to a certain point Turtoise, as you pointed out). If you thought WinCVS would make CVS easier, well it doesn't: it's purely a graphical wrapper around CVS.
- BUT I - and certainly many people - find that launching CVS commands visually is extremely convenient and often way faster than the command line: WinCVS is *great* for that purpose.
WinCVS no good
And your developers can still use their beloved
Windows by using WinCVS
IMO, WinCVS is really no good. I found it to be more complicated to use than pure command line CVS (as can be had on Windows using Cygwin (http://freshmeat.net/projects/cygwin/)). Another Windows frontend for CVS that I haven't used, but has a good rep is Tortoise CVS (http://www.tortoisecvs.org). You may want to try that one before WinCVS.
CVS is great!
A requisite for proper software development... Great and highly recommended: the learning curve is a bit stiff and the installation can take awhile but it is worth it. And your developers can still use their beloved Windows by using WinCVS (www.wincvs.org)
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.