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Hi people Am not sure if this is the right forum to ask this be can't really find another related site so I'll go ahead anyhow. I'm looking for a decent (free if possible) software control/config management system. I've heard about CVS, but am not sure if that's applicable to my needs. I am a single developer on a single PC. Am running XP Pro and am unsure if CVS is appropriate. I have looked at CVS homepage but am not even sure if there is a version for XP. Any ideas?

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WinCVS is a CVS GUI that allows you to do version control either through a CVS server, or simply saving to some directory reachable through your network. Check out www.wincvs.org. It definitely works on XP.

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Perforce is my favorite choice. It can be a bit complicated to setup the first time, but it's EXTREMELY powerful, and does integrate fully with Visual Studio. It's free for 1-2 person teams, or for open source projects.


- Houdini

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I'm using CVS NT as server and Tortoise CVS as client, although I'm pretty sure that CVS NT has some kind of error that freezes (well, sort of, cause everything that it running functions properly, but I cannot run other programs) my computer sometimes, when I add/commit from another computer.
Maybe it's because I'm running Tortoise CVS and CVS NT on the same computer, but I'm not sure...
Anyways, my opinion; I love it ;-)
It's soo easy and fast to recover or update files across computers.

BTW. CVS NT is for Windows XP.

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SubVersion with Tortoise SVN is my combo of choice. Works perfectly on windows XP too.


Yep.
I agree as well. You don't need to setup a dedicated server; all repository creation and modification can be done directly from Explorer. There's also AnkhSVN, a Subversion plugin for Visual Studio, but I haven't tried it yet since I use Subversion for so much more than just VS projects.

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Subversion is a great tool, it's basically the next version of CVS.

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