winCVS help needed

Jason Rogers at
Tue May 18 15:28:48 UTC 2004

On Tuesday 18 May 2004 06:18 pm, 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.

Dumb question, but don't you need an SSH client for this?  Do you have one?

> 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.

oooo, you baaaad boy... I am not sure if that messes up the client or not 
(don't know enough about the underpinnings of the client).

> 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?

Like a different SCM?  Not if you want to use

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