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Mac OS X CVS client that actually works?
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mpmchugh
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Jun 13, 2002, 07:28 PM
 
Any one know of a Mac OS X CVS client that actually works?

I was successfully using the Mac OS 9 MacCVS, but since switching to MacOS X full time, I've not found a reliable client to use. CVL and MacCVS (both carbon and Mach builds) can rarely successfully checkout a module without errors.

Any one have any suggestions for a different client?

Or know the tricks to get one of these mentioned to work reliably?

Thanks.

-mpm
     
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Jun 14, 2002, 12:06 AM
 
Do you need to check in/out Macintosh dual-forked files?

If not, just use the command-line client. It works great.

I converted my resource files to rez format. Now the only dual-forked file I have is the CW Project, but I never keep that under source control anyhow (I just keep it backed up).

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Jun 14, 2002, 04:45 PM
 
There's some GUI stuff built-in to Project Builder, and there's an OS X native GUI called CVL. Search VersionTracker, or something.
     
mpmchugh  (op)
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Jun 14, 2002, 09:25 PM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Angus_D:
<strong>There's some GUI stuff built-in to Project Builder, and there's an OS X native GUI called CVL. Search VersionTracker, or something.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Thanks. CVL, is pretty cool, but alas, it's buggy.

I ended up using a Java client called SmartCVS, and used the dev tools Java Applet Builder to compile it.

It seems to work fine. Not as elegant as MacCVS or CVL, but stable enough until they are updated. It would be cool if Apple developed a real gui front end to the built in command line client (or buy and finish CVL, which is exactly that!).

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Jun 14, 2002, 10:31 PM
 
hmmm...
I just type:

cvs -dserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/jboss login

cvs -z3 -dserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/jboss co modulename

and it works for me....
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mpmchugh  (op)
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Jun 14, 2002, 11:11 PM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Kristoff:
<strong>hmmm...
I just type:

cvs -dserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/jboss login

cvs -z3 -dserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/jboss co modulename

and it works for me....</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">I'm confused. What works? Are you just implying that I should use the terminal commands?

I could do that, but do not want to. I'm a GUI kinda guy. :-)

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Jun 15, 2002, 01:06 AM
 
If you use the terminal commands to checkout a module for the first time (as shown above), you can use the CVS menu in Project Builder from then on. Although I've run into some nastiness that needs cvswrappers to fix...
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Jun 15, 2002, 01:30 AM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by mpmchugh:
<strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Kristoff:
<strong>hmmm...
I just type:

cvs -dserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/jboss login

cvs -z3 -dserver:[email protected]:/cvsroot/jboss co modulename

and it works for me....</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">I'm confused. What works? Are you just implying that I should use the terminal commands?

I could do that, but do not want to. I'm a GUI kinda guy. :-)

-mpm</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">OH...MY mistake.
I thought you were looking for a CVS client.
You are actually looking for a CVS GUI.
Try jcvs.
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Jun 15, 2002, 01:31 AM
 
I use CVL without problems.
     
mpmchugh  (op)
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Jun 15, 2002, 03:51 AM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by tinrib:
<strong>I use CVL without problems.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Are you using it with the re-installed cvs that comes with Mac OS X, or did you obtain a newer version?

It generally works well, but fails more often than not whne checking out a module.

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Jun 15, 2002, 04:09 AM
 
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by mpmchugh:
<strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by tinrib:
<strong>I use CVL without problems.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Are you using it with the re-installed cvs that comes with Mac OS X, or did you obtain a newer version?

It generally works well, but fails more often than not whne checking out a module.

-mpm</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">preinstalled CVS. And I haven't had it fail when checking out modules. Not that I am saying everyone will have the same experience, but I haven't had problems, and so its worth a try.

Actually having said that I did have a problem checking out something as 'anonymous', whereas on most sites I use CVS I am a named user. It couldn't log-in. Also I don't like the fact that when you import a module you *have* to have a vendor-tag. However, bearing in mind that you can always drop into the CLI when necessary, I think it is a very nice app. I like the integration with file merge.app as well - file merge is so cute!
     
   
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