GNU Arch

Hans Fugal hans at
Fri Mar 4 17:03:16 MST 2005

There's always cygwin. TortoiseCVS and WinCVS are front ends, and CVS
itself ships as a windows binary too.

On Fri,  4 Mar 2005 at 16:54 -0700, Eric Jensen wrote:
> Anybody tell me how to interact with CVS/GNU Arch repository on a Linux 
> server with a Windows client?  Any good coding software that supports it?
> Eric Jensen
> Eric Jensen wrote:
> >We've also been looking into CVS or something like.  But I am having a 
> >hard time even wrapping my head around it for a web development 
> >environment.  For example, you can't just check out the code into your 
> >work folder and hack away since apache needs to feed it out if you 
> >want to test it.  For self contained projects that each user can run 
> >their own instance of, it makes perfect sense.  Right now I have it 
> >setup so the projects are always checked out into a development 
> >directory that apache does serve and when you complete the testing you 
> >just commit the files and then run a script that blasts it out to all 
> >the appropriate servers.  Also changed up the permissions so all 
> >coders can work on these files.  Which takes away the user tracking 
> >functionality of CVS.
> >You can really tell this is our first time with a CVS system.  I am 
> >very interested in hearing about all the types of CVS-type systems out 
> >there and their pros and cons for a web environment.  Or even just 
> >better ways to lay it out.
> >
> >Eric Jensen
> >
> >Roberto Mello wrote:
> >
> >>On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 02:06:12PM -0700, Steve Meyers wrote:
> >> 
> >>
> >>>We're looking into possibly moving to something besides CVS for our 
> >>>version control.  One we are looking into is GNU Arch.  
> >>>Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be as well documented, and it 
> >>>seems it might be a bit immature at this point.  It does seem to 
> >>>have some cool features though. Is anyone here using it, and if so, 
> >>>what are your thoughts?
> >>>  
> >>
> >>
> >>I wouldn't say immature. It needs polishing, UI, etc. but its design is
> >>the best I've seen so far of the open source batch. And it works well,
> >>very well.
> >>
> >>subversion is a pile of hacks. It is made to work, but just enough so 
> >>that
> >>people used to CVS can feel warm and cozy. It does very well at that,
> >>hence the number of old CVS front-ends that have been made to work with
> >>svn.
> >>
> >>You might want to look at Bazaar, a version of GNU arch focused on
> >>improving arch's UI, usability and front-end-ability. It was created 
> >>and maintained by the Canonical (Ubuntu) folks, and will remain as 
> >>compatible as possible with regular gnu arch.
> >>
> >>-Roberto
> >>
> >> 
> >>
> >
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