CVS 1.5 now available

CVS 1.5 now available

Post by James Kingdo » Mon, 10 Jul 1995 04:00:00

CVS is a version control system, which allows you to keep old versions
of files (usually source code), keep a log of who, when, and why
changes occurred, etc., like RCS or SCCS.  It has some configuration
management features (such as pre and post commit triggers), but cannot
(yet) be considered a full configuration management system (for
example, it lacks integration with a bug-tracking system such as

CVS 1.5 supercedes CVS 1.3 (there is no 1.4, to avoid confusion with
the "1.4A2" release which is widely used).  Changes include a
client/server implementation, better tracking of files being removed
or added (they can be removed on a branch and not on the trunk, the
date of removal is noted, etc.), speedups, and a large number of
bugfixes and minor features.  See the NEWS file for details.  CVS 1.2
compatibility code has been removed; see the NEWS file for more

There are no diffs from 1.3 because the changes are too extensive.

CVS 1.5 is available for anonymous FTP from the GNU FTP sites in the
file cvs-1.5.tar.gz.

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