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WinCVS as document control tool

WinCVS as document control tool

WinCVS as document control tool

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Hello all...
My company was about to purchase Revision Master for document control when our IT person suggested Wincvs. Has anyone used WinCVS for strictly document control? I would need the tool to do automatic locks of documents when checking them out. Any opinion would be appreciated...thanks.

RE: WinCVS as document control tool

Hi kjmast

I am not an expert on Wincvs but from my understanding of CVS, automatically locking files when they are checked out seems to go against the idea of CVS. (Concurrent Versions System). I think there is a way to get around this using [cvs admin -l {filename}] but I don't think that it is full proof.

If you REALLY want to lock a file after it has been checked out then you might want to look into RCS (Revision Control System)

HTH

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RE: WinCVS as document control tool

CVS (through WinCVS) allows such locking facility.  But unlike VSS, WinCVS will not tell explicitely about the checked out files.  It will announce about the lock only when the other user tries to check-in (or you can do a search in WinCVS to know about the status of the files).

I personally don't recommend cvs for binary file type maintenance but if you ought to use it you can use it only for version control purposes through its tagging feature.  Can't make much use of its other powerful features.

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