Concerning [scite] Re: RCS in Scite?
Ion Frantzis wrote on 15 Mar 2007, 11:21, at least in part:
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Post by Ion Frantzis
OK. A friend of mine corrected my colossal naivety(stupidity). CVS
is what most people use and it seems like CVS can do what I need.
Which is basically small scale revision control. I don't want to
install a database to manage my code I just want something light and
simple to save me from having hundreds of versions of my files lying
around. So RCS is out CVS is in.
Well, I hear the song going for one more verse: CVS is out SVN is
Personally I don't know more about CVS other than having read its
manual and compared it with SVN (Subversion version control) and
then going for SVN. That was 2 or 3 years back when it still was
alpha at ver. .27. I dropped out at ver. 1 and returned around 1.3
(meanwhile 1.4.3, with 1.5 probably out soon), much pleased with
progress in both performance and stability. Performance
especially judged on a P200 with 208 MB RAM system. SVN
comes with filebased (FSFS, the default) and Berkeley BDB
backends. We use it with the latter, served through Apache
webserver, but if used by one user on one machine you won't need
Apache or the the built-in svnserve, rather use SVN's file:/// access
method for either of the backends, just as either backend allows for
later growth into a multiuser/LAN system. FSFS reportedly is
similar to the way CVS handles stuff, though not the same.
Anyway, SVN handles backend creation transparently for you.
Also, for single-user-single-machine purpose TortoiseSVN,
basically a Windows shell extension for SVN, should be everything
you need at all, from start to finish.
As for ScitE menu commands TortoiseSVN also provides for this,
on the line of Philippe's suggestions. Check TortoiseSVN help for
commandline options; I did it once for Homesite editor, though
using it very little, rather using TSVN directly, but that depends on
personal habits and general needs/purpose. If not on Windows you
can use svn commandline instead, probably there are GUIs like
TSVN for other platforms as well.
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