LinCVS 1.4.4 review

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LinCVS is a graphical Interface for the cvs client commandline tool on the Unix, Windows and Mac OS X platform

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 1229K
Developer: LinCVS Team
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LinCVS is a graphical Interface for the cvs client commandline tool on the Unix, Windows and Mac OS X platform. LinCVS allows to load modules from a server (checkout), create modules on the server (import), as well as checking the state of directories and individual files or updating them.

Basic operations like add, remove and commit are supported as matter of course, just like showing the actual differences between the server version and the local sandbox, graphical display of the version tree, and manifoldy graphical support of project maintenance. All actions are logged on the cvs server (configurable via history), and are therewith comprehensible.

To keep LinCVS independant of the cvs version, LinCVS uses the local but separat installed cvs and therewith always should work with the latest version.

After choosing a startup dir, the project-explorer searches the subdirectories for cvs projects, and displays these on the workbench. Now all functions on one/many files or whole directories can be accessed over pulldown menues or simply a right mouseclick. The state of the individual directories is continuously scanned by LinCVS.

This means the symbol of the dir tells the user that there are for example still uncommited changes somewhere in the depth of a dir hierarchy, even without having opened them yet. So the project state is visualized right after a cvs status call. Completed with on-the-fly dir scanning, LinCVS is qualified for large projects with many thousand files.

Because of the continuous efforts of network administrators, to encrease network security, LinCVS supports all standard cvs connection protocols. Proxy support is also available, this requires a patched cvs. This is of course available on our download page.

Because LinCVS does not affect the cvs internal project maintenance, a concurrent use with cvs commandline is possible. The function of the LinCVS dir state display is not impaired therewith.

Even though LinCVS graphically supports almost the whole cvs range of functions (and is continuously under development;-), it is easy to customize the GUI to the individual needs. Popup menues are freely configurable, while the menues always provide full feature access. An extra toolbar enables direct access to often used features.

In contrast to other programs this one is really easy to use.

What's New in This Release:
This version fixes a lot of bugs.

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