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Essential CVSby Jennifer Vesperman
Synopses & Reviews
This easy-to-follow reference shows a variety of professionals how to use the Concurrent Versions System (CVS), the open source tool that lets you manage versions of anything stored in files. Ideal for software developers tracking different versions of the same code, this new edition has been expanded to explain common usages of CVS for system administrators, project managers, software architects, user-interface (UI) specialists, graphic designers and others.
Current for version 1.12, Essential CVS, 2nd Edition offers an overview of CVS, explains the core concepts, and describes the commands that most people use on a day-to-day basis. For those who need to get up to speed rapidly, the book's Quickstart Guide shows you how to build and use a basic CVS repository with the default settings and a minimum of extras. You'll also find:
An entire section devoted to document version management and project management includes ways to import and export projects, work with remote repositories, and shows how to fix things that can go wrong when using CVS. You'll find more screenshots in this edition as well as examples of using graphical CVS clients to run CVS commands. Essential CVS also includes a FAQ that answers common queries in the CVS mailing list to get you up and running with this system quickly and painlessly.
Book News Annotation:
Ideal for software developers tracking different versions of the same code, this guide explains the most common concurrent versions system (CVS) commands for tracking changes to a set of files over time, explores repository and project management for administrators, and provides a comprehensive command reference. The second edition covers CVS version 1.12 and adds examples of using graphical CVS clients to run CVS commands. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Essential CVS, 2nd Edition, is a complete and easy-to-follow reference that helps programmers and system administrators apply order to the task of managing large quantities of documents. The book covers basic concepts and usage of CVS, and features a comprehensive reference for CVS commands--including a handy Command Reference Card for quick, on-the-job checks. The book also includes advanced information on all aspects of CVS that involves automation, logging, branching and merging, and watches.
Complete and easy to follow, this reference helps programmers and system administrators apply order to the task of managing large quantities of documents.
About the Author
Jennifer Vesperman is the author of Essential CVS. She writes for the O'Reilly Network, the Linux Documentation Project, and occasionally Linux.Com. As a programmer and system administrator, she currently works with Cybersource, an Australian IT consulting firm. She is the current Coordinator for LinuxChix, an advocacy and support group that focuses on women who use and develop open source programs (especially Linux).
Table of Contents
Dedication Preface Part I: Introduction Chapter 1: What Is CVS? Chapter 2: CVS Quickstart Guide Part II: Using CVS Chapter 3: Basic Use of CVS Chapter 4: Tagging and Branching Chapter 5: Multiple Users Part III: CVS Administration Chapter 6: Repository Management Chapter 7: Project Management Chapter 8: Remote Repositories Chapter 9: Troubleshooting Part IV: Reference Chapter 10: Command Reference Chapter 11: Miscellaneous Topics Reference Part V: Appendixes Clients and Operating Systems Administrators' Tools Frequently Asked Questions Colophon
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