CVS is a version control system, an important component of Source Configuration Management (SCM). Using it, you can record the history of sources files, and documents. It fills a similar role to the free software RCS, PRCS, and Aegis packages.
CVS is a production quality system in wide use around the world, including many free software projects.
While CVS stores individual file history in the same format as RCS, it offers the following significant advantages over RCS:
Recent CVS news, including release announcements, are posted on the Current events page. To receive the same news via email, subscribe to the cvs-announce mailing list (these announcements are duplicated on the email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org mailing lists).
The CVS Information Page contains detailed, and current information on CVS.
The manual is also available online.
CVS can be downloaded from http://ftp.gnu.org/non-gnu/cvs/ or one of the mirrors (make sure to check the non-gnu/cvs directory on the mirrors). For other ways to obtain CVS, please read How to get GNU Software.
Help requests and bug reports are handled for free, on a volunteer basis, on the CVS Mailing Lists.
Companies offering commercial support for CVS are listed in the CVS Wiki.
You may browse the current CVS sources on Savannah.
You may also view the project pages.
Please send FSF & GNU inquiries & questions to email@example.com. There are also other ways to contact the FSF.
Please send comments on these web pages to firstname.lastname@example.org (and email@example.com for this page in particular), and send other questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Updated: $Date: 2006/12/03 18:54:47 $ $Author: dprice $