Revision Control

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My ideal environment for development includes CVS for revision control and Bugzilla for bug reporting/tracking. Invariably, most “cross-platform” shops are running SourceSafe. SourceSafe is compelling for a number of reasons:

  1. It’s integrated into Micosoft’s Visual Studio
  2. It comes with Visual Studio (no extra cost)
  3. It’s easy to use and very fast

Now, unfortunately, a Mac developer’s point of view is somewhat different:

  1. It used to be integrated into CodeWarrior, but not any more
  2. The standalone tool for MacOS 9 costs quite a bit
  3. It’s dead slow

So what I would like to know is — is there something that integrates CVS into a Windows IDE really nicely?
Are there web sites that might help evangelize CVS in a Windows shop?


About rae

I'm a long-time Mac and iOS developer. I'm also a big fan of Ruby on Rails and relational databases. I tend to work remotely, in my basement with occasional trips to the office. I'm also a big videophile, both TV and film, and can't wait for a good, inexpensive home 4k solution.

2 comments on “Revision Control

  1. Ron Perrella

    If you insist on CVS, then is the best site to start with. From there, you should have no trouble finding links to implementations for windows. WinCVS is one I’ve used in the past. There is also a JCVS that is not too bad.

    You might want to take a look at Larch which seems to have promise.

    The best place to ask questions about configuration management is the website.

    Good luck!

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