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What is CVS?

CVS is a version control system, an important component of Source Configuration Management (SCM). Using it, you can record the history of sources files, and documents. It fills a similar role to the free software RCS, PRCS, and Aegis packages.

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"Simple and readily available Version Control for Unix"

What do you like best?

I use a Unix distribution with Virtual Box on windows and use CVS on that to back up my C code. So far, CVS and Git have been my primary choices. The reason why I prefer CVS is that it's less processor intensive and integrates easily into my Unix system. It also helps backup my code so that I can back to a previous built if an unexpected error occurs. Also, there is a large community of users and open source code too.

What do you dislike?

If I was using an actual Unix system and not a Virtual Box, I wouldn't use CVS. I would've used Git or Hg because they're simply more modern and faster.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you really have to save processor time, use CVS. Otherwise, I'd recommend using Git and github repositories.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version Control and backing up my programs.

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"An obsolete version control system"

What do you like best?

CVS was great when it first came out as it was one of the first software products to solve a very urgent need of versioning (no more copy-pasting files!)

What do you dislike?

It's obsolete and there is literally zero reason to use it ever again. More modern version control systems (e.g. git, hg, etc) provide a huge superset of the features that CVS offered and there are tools to migrate CVS repos. If, for some strange reason, you can't migrate a CVS repo you can probably still find a tool to use git locally (e.g. I know there's a git-svn tool that uses git locally and then commits to SVN. There's likely a git-cvs or hg-cvs tool out there somewhere).

The huge wins of modern VCS' are distributed repos (you don't need a centralized server), and vastly superior branching & diffing. There are a million other improvements, but these are the largest 2 IMO.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use git or hg or any other modern VCS

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version control

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"Herramienta con muchos años de continuo funcionamiento"

What do you like best?

He usado CVS un par de veces a lo largo de mi carrera, y de hecho en una organizacion me encontre con que venian usandolo unos 5 años continuos sin ningun tipo de problema o error, es eficiente a la hora de ejecutarse y te ayuda a mantener ese alto estándar de calidad de software entre multiples grupos de desarrollo.

What do you dislike?

Puede llegar a ser bastante complejo al iniciar y probablemente necesites conocimientos amplios en plataformas UNIX.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

En muchos casos la inclinación siempre se torna a usar GitHub o SVN, aunque partiendo de mi experiencia pienso que una herramienta con gran trayectoria en el campo como esta siempre termina siendo la mejor solucion a la larga.

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Actualmente lo uso para brindar soporte a varios proyectos grandes implementados en JAVA.

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"Controlador de version de codigo fuente estable y robusto"

What do you like best?

Es uno de los controladores de version de codigo fuente mas robusto y estable en servidores UNIX, cuenta con la ventaja de tener una trayectoria de muchos años, puedes ser muy munucioso configurandolo y lograr que se adapte a tu equipo y a tu ambiente de desarrollo.

What do you dislike?

Es complicado y algo viejo, normalmente para tener los servicios corriendo en buena forma necesitas bastantes horas de configuracion y saber realmente lo que haces sino quieres pasar dias tratando de corregir errores.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Considera usar una de las alternativas que existen antes de empezar con esta herramienta, sobretodo si tu equipo esta empezando o tiene poca experiencia en el ambito de version de codigo fuente.

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Manejo de codigo fuente legacy, es un estandar en el mercado y se adapta especificamente para codigo viejo que necesita ser mantenido y actualizado.

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"COncurrent Versioning system to keep track of changes in work done so far"

What do you like best?

CVS uses delta compression ie. it will only push the changes from new version to the previous version on server. This will save a lot of time in case of huge files.

One can easily compare the two versions, checks the complete history (even if the file was deleted and then added again with the same name).

It allows check-in only in case you have the latest version of file, if some one has already added some changes after you check-out, it will show error and will not let you add to avoid overlapping/missing of changes.

What do you dislike?

WIth so many other version control option in market, which have advanced features along with basic features cvs provides, its usage has been decreased.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Can use this version controlling system in case the usage is limited to just keep history of all the changes. I you need to use other advanced features like graphs/push-pull requests then this is definitely not a good choice.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version controlling and committing code for sharing it with others in a team for review/code re-use purpose.

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"CVS is somewhat simple to use, and does a decent job"

What do you like best?

It's very common, easy to find help and pretty straightforward to use. It also does a decent job of merging changes and noting any conflicts.

What do you dislike?

Some operations seem to take a lot of extra, unnecessary steps, such as adding or deleting files, or just checking out a few files that are in different subdirectories several folders deep.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I'm not sure what it takes to initially set up a repository, but making changes to one is quite simple and straightforward.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version controlling code. It's fairly simple to make quick checkins of code as you are working, tag checkins, view a history/annotation of a file, and compare versions. It's also nicely integrated into emacs for quickly comparing 2 versions.

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"Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

Coupons download automatically every week or so. Easy to pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy with the app.

What do you dislike?

Pay through the app is very slow and there is no way to go back.

Alerts from app that new coupons have arrived is a nuisance.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving money with digital coupons.

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"CVS for simple version control"

What do you like best?

CVS is very simple and sophisticated version control. It’s is good version control system.

What do you dislike?

Pricing for enterprises is very costly compare to other version control systems

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Fairly simple to use and little bit of outdated Version Control System

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Version Control for source code

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"One version control fits all projects"

What do you like best?

Open source and flexible to use project of any size

What do you dislike?

Merging when multiple commits occur from various users

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would defenetly recommend as it serves the purpose of any development project.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

suitable for any project. Cost effective if properly administrated under controlled environments.

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"Great product"

What do you like best?

Used widely among my colleagues, and seem happy with it.

What do you dislike?

User interface is sometimes difficult, but still effective.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A wide variety - hard to track just one.

CVS User Ratings

6.8
Ease of Use
Average: 7.9*
7.1
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Average: 8.0*
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Average: 8.0*
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