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Where do i get a free cvs, svn account/webspace. I am sort of new to this stuff. I thought i'd use sourceforge, but it demands real identification with all your personal data. I am developing on windows xp and i am developing for windows xp. Is there a easy to use single person version control software? I don't want to install apache on my system.

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Subversion (and probably CVS, though I've never tried) can be used locally. If you download the TortoiseSVN client you can right-click somewhere and choose "Create Repository here..." or something similar. That will allow you host locally.

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You don't need to install apache, just download and install (and configure - that's a pain) cvs on your local machine, then use your ide or a program like WinCVS or something similar for checking stuff out.

Personally I think that full-blown version control for a single-programmer project is an overkill, it adds complexity to your development cycle without providing many benefits - you don't need concurrent accees since you're the only one working on it, and versioning can be solved by making daily backups of your source tree - something you ought to think about anyway. You can always move to a version control package later on if more programmers join in.

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Subversion (and probably CVS, though I've never tried) can be used locally. If you download the TortoiseSVN client you can right-click somewhere and choose "Create Repository here..." or something similar. That will allow you host locally.
That would be exacltly what i need. Are you sure it works on windows xp?

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Subversion (and probably CVS, though I've never tried) can be used locally. If you download the TortoiseSVN client you can right-click somewhere and choose "Create Repository here..." or something similar. That will allow you host locally.
That would be exacltly what i need. Are you sure it works on windows xp?


A quick look at http://subversion.tigris.org/project_packages.html shows that the program is at least advertised as working on Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003.

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You don't need to install apache, just download and install (and configure - that's a pain) cvs on your local machine, then use your ide or a program like WinCVS or something similar for checking stuff out.

Personally I think that full-blown version control for a single-programmer project is an overkill, it adds complexity to your development cycle without providing many benefits - you don't need concurrent accees since you're the only one working on it, and versioning can be solved by making daily backups of your source tree - something you ought to think about anyway. You can always move to a version control package later on if more programmers join in.
I aggree partially. I don't need the concurrent part, but version control is a nice thing even for single developer projects. Sometimes it happens that i change something in the code and nothing won't work anymore. With version control i see what code lines have changed. That's priceless.

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That would be exacltly what i need. Are you sure it works on windows xp?


I've used it on XP, XP SP1, XP SP2 and XP Tablet Edition 2003. Worked fine on all of them.

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Subversion (and probably CVS, though I've never tried) can be used locally. If you download the TortoiseSVN client you can right-click somewhere and choose "Create Repository here..." or something similar. That will allow you host locally.
That would be exacltly what i need. Are you sure it works on windows xp?


A quick look at http://subversion.tigris.org/project_packages.html shows that the program is at least advertised as working on Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003.
Indeed, but the first line says:
The client runs on Win9x/Me but the server does not, see the FAQ.

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That would be exacltly what i need. Are you sure it works on windows xp?


I've used it on XP, XP SP1, XP SP2 and XP Tablet Edition 2003. Worked fine on all of them.
Ok i will try it out.

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The client runs on Win9x/Me but the server does not, see the FAQ.

Well, yes, but your question was about XP and not ME or 9x :D


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You should also give the single developer edition of Evolution a try. It's a great thing for solo development. However, it can be cumbersome to impossible to migrate with version history to e.g. subversion if you are going to collaborate with multiple developers later on, and you don't want to shell out all the money for the full version.

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