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    Default Cvs for newbies

    Hello everyone.
    These days I am writing some code for a small project. I have started having problems with different versions of the files I keep (in case I need to move to older files).

    I need some easy cvs platform ( I do not know if cvs is the general name or a specific program) that is easy to use. I do not need something that special or specific. Could you please suggest me one easy to use for newbies?



    I would like to tahnk you in advance for your help

    P.s I use R (cran)

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    Default Re: Cvs for newbies

    Quote Originally Posted by alaios View Post
    Hello everyone.
    These days I am writing some code for a small project. I have started having problems with different versions of the files I keep (in case I need to move to older files).

    I need some easy cvs platform ( I do not know if cvs is the general name or a specific program) that is easy to use. I do not need something that special or specific. Could you please suggest me one easy to use for newbies?



    I would like to tahnk you in advance for your help

    P.s I use R (cran)
    A small notice I think that I am looking for an easy revision system (I think this is the general term)).
    Regards
    Alex

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    Default Re: Cvs for newbies

    cvs is the name of a special version control system. A more modern one is
    subversion. The question is what you consider as easy. Every good versioning
    system has some learning curve.
    If you tell us which IDE you use we can probably recommend one which works
    together with it so that you can use a gui for version control instead of
    commands.

    Eclipse for example has plugins for cvs and subversion (and maybe other
    systems). I use it with subversion.

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    Why not use subversion, it's basically CVS made modern and fixed. (But not in the same class as git, etc.) If you do a search for "subversion tutorial", I'm sure you'll find some hits.

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    I do not know what to use. I want something simple and fast (do this to save a file, do that to restore this version). I do not want to spend hours to learn one (I remember I tried one years ago and I could not make it use it in a few hours)

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    I second ken_yap's advice. CVS is old and not so widely used anymore. You should rather learn subversion or git.

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    Well I'm not a good judge of what's easy, in fact I probably have masochistic tendencies, so you'll have to judge for yourself. Anyway here's a starting point:

    Version Control with Subversion

    Bear in mind you probably do have to learn some concepts otherwise you may end up asking the software to do logically inconsistent actions.

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    alaios wrote:

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    > I do not know what to use. I want something simple and fast (do this to
    > save a file, do that to restore this version). I do not want to spend
    > hours to learn one (I remember I tried one years ago and I could not
    > make it use it in a few hours)
    >
    >

    Take a look at this introduction maybe it helps.

    http://www.themememe.com/subversion-...lute-beginners

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    +1 for Subversion. CVS is old
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    On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:06:01 +0530, please try again <please_try_again@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > I second ken_yap's advice. CVS is old and not so widely used anymore.
    > You should rather learn subversion or git.


    i'm far away from being an expert in versioning control, but i had to get used to subversion to some extent since that was used by projects i needed, and found it pretty un-intuitive to deal with. for my own work i'm using git now, which i find much friendlier. it's also got deep ends that are tricky, but to get up & running in a hurry, i'd recommend starting with git.

    here's some links i found useful:

    http://progit.org/book/
    http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/s...ttutorial.html
    http://toroid.org/ams/git-website-howto

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