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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-08 13:07:01

I also had problems getting WinCVS to work to taste. I was frustrating as I
didn't need to go into the whole facility - I just wanted a sync'ed local copy.
I bought a book on CVS but it started to consume a lot of time to use

I finally got WinCVS to create a new local copy by using the command line
functionality ( login, etc) included in WinCVS. From then on the sync stuff (update)
worked fine (though I had to search around for an option in the update).
I suspect that WinCVS is a little bit behind the complete CVS syntax.

I suppose there might be a lesson here but I've move on.

Robert Ramey

>"Edward Diener" <eddielee_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> How does one get the latest Boost CVS source ? I have WinCVS but have never
>> been able to figure out how to use it to get CVS source on the Internet
>> anywhere. Would anyone like to run me through it ? I know it has something
>> to do with server access but I am dumbfounded by the WinCVS doc,

>The easiest and most reliable way to use CVS to get the Boost CVS
>sources is to use the cvs command-line tool (a cvs.exe is part of your
>WinCVS installation) and to simply follow verbatim the instructions
>for anonymous CVS access at:


>Using "boost" for the modulename. It's only two lines you need to

>I know WinCVS is supposed to make things easier, but for many jobs it
>really doesn't - you have to figure out how the instructions everyone
>else uses can be translated into equivalent checkboxes and menu items
>in WinCVS, and eventually you need to understand how the command-line
>works because the abstraction layer provided by WinCVS always "leaks"
>the underlying implementation details.

>Dave Abrahams

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