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WinCVS Initial Installation and Configuration

I promised to cover the WinCVS and cvsnt installation process briefly, so I'm just going to share a few notes about the installation process on my Windows XP PC:

  • I started by downloading the latest version of WinCVS, which is currently version
  • During the installation process I installed both WinCVS, and the cvsnt server. With this version you can do this by starting just the WinCVS installation executable, then choosing an option near the end of the installation process to also install cvsnt, and making sure you choose the server component.
  • I installed the cvsnt server in a Windows directory named "C:Appscvsnt".
  • I installed the cvsnt server process as a service. You can also start it from the command line, but because I always want it available, I just installed it as a service.

If you're comfortable with Windows and the fundamentals of how CVS works, I think this will be enough information to help you. If you're familiar with the fundamentals of how CVS works, you may also know that the next thing you'll need to do is create a repository within the CVS server. I'll cover the process of creating a repository with WinCVS in the next step of this tutorial.