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1 CVS Kit
2
3 Copyright (C) 1986-2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
4
5 Portions Copyright (C) 1998-2005 Derek Price,
6 & Ximbiot <http://ximbiot.com>.
7 Portions Copyright (C) 1993-1994 Brian Berliner.
8 Portions Copyright (C) 1992 Brian Berliner and Jeff Polk.
9 Portions Copyright (C) 1989-1992 Brian Berliner.
10 All Rights Reserved
11
12 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
13 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
14 the Free Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option)
15 any later version.
16
17 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
18 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
19 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
20 GNU General Public License for more details.
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23
24Welcome to CVS!
25
26If you have problems or think you have found a bug in CVS, see the
27section BUGS in the CVS manual (also known as Version Management with
28CVS by Per Cederqvist et al, or cvs.texinfo--see below for details).
29
30If you are thinking of submitting changes to CVS, see the
31file HACKING.
32
33Please consult the INSTALL-CVS file for information on tested
34configurations. If you have a comment about an already tested
35configuration, or have tried CVS on a new configuration, please let us
36know as described in INSTALL-CVS. Free software only works if we all help
37out.
38
39Finally, we cannot guarantee that this release will not completely wipe out
40all of your work from your system. We do some simple testing before each
41release, but you are completely on your own. We recommend testing this
42release on a source repository that is not critical to your work. THIS
43SOFTWARE IS SUPPLIED COMPLETELY "AS IS". NO WARRANTY....
44
45Thanks for your support!
46
47 -The CVS Team
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50
51What Is CVS?
52
53CVS is a version control system, which allows you to keep old versions
54of files (usually source code), keep a log of who, when, and why
55changes occurred, etc., like RCS or SCCS. It handles multiple
56developers, multiple directories, triggers to enable/log/control
57various operations, and can work over a wide area network. The
58following tasks are not included; they can be done in conjunction with
59CVS but will tend to require some script-writing and software other
60than CVS: bug-tracking, build management (that is, make and make-like
61tools), and automated testing.
62
63And a whole lot more. See the manual for more information.
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67Notes to people upgrading from a previous release of CVS:
68
69See the NEWS file for a description of features new in this version.
70
71See the Compatibility section of the manual for information on
72compatibility between CVS versions. The quick summary is that as long
73as you not using the optional watch features, there are no
74compatibility problems with CVS 1.5 or later.
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77
78Installation:
79
80Please read the INSTALL-CVS file for installation instructions. The brief
81summary is:
82
83 $ ./configure
84 $ make
85 (run the regression tests, if desired, via `make check')
86 $ make install
87 (create a repository if you don't already have one)
88
89The documentation is in the doc subdirectory. cvs.texinfo is the main
90manual; cvs.info* and cvs.ps are the info and postscript versions,
91respectively, generated from cvs.texinfo. The postscript version is
92for US letter size paper; we do this not because we consider this size
93"better" than A4, but because we believe that the US letter version
94will print better on A4 paper than the other way around. If you want a
95version formatted for A4, add the line @afourpaper near the start of
96cvs.texinfo and re-generate cvs.ps using TeX.
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99
100* How do I get up-to-date information and information about other
101versions of CVS?
102
103See also
104 http://cvs.nongnu.org
105 http://www.cvsnt.org
106
107Anyone can add themselves to the following mailing lists:
108
109 bug-cvs: This is the list which users are requested to send bug reports
110 to. General CVS development and design discussions also tend to take
111 place on this list.
112 info-cvs: This list is intended for user questions, including general
113 help requests.
114 cvs-announce: CVS release announcements and other major
115 announcements about the project are sent to this list.
116 cvs-announce-binaries: Announcements are made to this list
117 when binaries for various platforms are built and initially
118 posted for download.
119
120To subscribe to any of these lists, send mail to <list>-request@nongnu.org
121or visit http://savannah.nongnu.org/mail/?group=cvs and follow the instructions
122for the list you wish to subscribe to.
123
124The newsgroup for CVS (and other configuration management systems) is
125comp.software.config-mgmt. The gnu.cvs.help newsgroup is a 2-way mirror
126of the info-cvs@nongnu.org mailing list and gnu.cvs.bug is similarly a 2-way
127mirror of bug-cvs@nongnu.org.
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131Credits: See the AUTHORS file.