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    Source Control


    Is there a free or cheap program that provides some sort of source control and co-operates well with Visual C++? As far as I can tell, the academic version of Visual Studio doesn't come with Source Safe :(
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    Have you tried CVS? I dunno how well it integrates with MS VC++, but I did find this link on the CVS site:

    http://depc14.gsi.de/Hades/cvc-msdev.htm
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    i am using a combination of WinCVS / TurtoiseCVS. the latter integrates very well into windows explorer which works with all programming environments and in this way is enough for MY needs (private and professional) :)
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    Thanks. I found wincvs, but so far, I haven't figured out how to set it up just to work locally. I'll play around with it in a while...but the server/client part doesn't seem to be what I want. I'm looking more for just versioning so I can rollback to previous code versions if I wish. Basically, I just don't want to have to zip up my code directory everytime I make a change.
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    wincvs is just a cvs client, the last time I checked. You'll also need the cvs server, which may be available for Windows or not.

    In any event, you'll need to create a repository that is separate from your current working directory. If you can do that with the tools provided by wincvs, you're in business.
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    forgot to mention that i have a second box running linux...

    here is the cvs client and server for windows:
    http://www.cvshome.org/cyclic/cvs/windows.html
    but the authors donīt recommend using it in a production environment - what ever that means :eek:

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