winCVS help needed

Andrew Catton andrew at
Tue May 18 20:25:44 UTC 2004

Tim Rowledge wrote:

> Ross Boylan <RossBoylan at> wrote:
>>It has a settings pane that determines how you will access the
>>server.  If you haven't set that properly, it's sure not to work.
>>Also, I think winCVS has been through some big version changes in the
>>last few years; you might check if you're current.
> I grabbed the recommend version yesterday so I hope that's the best
> one. I've tried doing the settings and at one point managed to checkout
> the platforms tree via (I think, hard to be sure given how much
> confusion reigned) the pserver interface. But that doesn't allow me to
> check anything in! So I tried to work out how to connect via the ssh
> related interface the SF seems to want. No luck at all.
> At one point it looked to me that it was ignoring my changes to the
> settings in favour of obeying the various 'Root' files that listed
> ':pserver:rowledge at .....' so I went to the extreme of deleting the lot
> and trying to start again.
> So the real question I suppose (apart from 'why do I put up with this
> junk') is how to set up winCVS to let me connect as a developer to our
> archive at sourceforge. Or alternatively, what other application might
> be better? If it's really not possible with winCVS or some othe gui
> app, I could just barely tolerate a command line but honestly, can't we
> do better?

I have had success in the past using WinCVS and pageant (the PUTTY ssh 
key tool).  I'm not near a windows machine right now, so I can't check 
any particular settings, but I don't recall it being too difficult.

Hope this helps..

Cheers, Andrew

> Hey, Goran, what happened to SqCVS? 
> tim
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