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Where do i get a free cvs account, space?

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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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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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I've used a local cvs server briefly (about a month) with tortoiseCVS... never tried svn but it's at least just as good a solution. Right now I'm using perforce, and, with the exception of one program (adobe golive cs2 - advertises support, but the support is bs and breaks your sites, and creates a mess of your repository) - I'm really liking it. It's incorporation into windows explorer, and it's stand-alone tools are much nicer than tortoisecvs. Setting up tools for use with visual c++ express is a snap (pm me if you need help), and I'm even looking into a possible way to make it even more automated.... by the way: used tortoise cvs on xp pro, hardly a hitch in setup or usage... using perforce in xp pro and linux.

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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
D'oh.

Well after it was recommended here i installed it anyways. :)

Now i just have to skim through the help on how to start.

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You don't need the server to use local repositories with TortoiseSVN, you can just use TortoiseSVN to generate and manage the repositories without the server.

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I used cvsnt on Windows 2000 for a while, its good, but later I just took my old computer and turned it into a Linux Box, so I use CVS there, plus it is a good idea to keep the repositories on a different computer than the one you develop on, you know, in case the HD dies or something.

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You could take a look at freepository which offers 150MB of server space running CVS. All you need to do is register, setup a repository (limited to creating one per person although you can join many others) then get yourself a CVS client like TortoiseCVS. At least this way it saves you having to try and set up a local server which speaking from personal experience can be awkward.

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If you submit your project to SourceForge and they accept it, they give you 100MB for a website along with a throng of security and a CVS account. My recommendation though, would be to take a look at OpenSVN. They provide free SVN accounts on their server with a nice project management tool and user account management. Very, very nice. Good luck with your project.

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