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What CVS (or RCS) software do you guys use for OS X? I saw that there is CVS bundled with XCode, but it looks very command-line oriented. I'm looking preferably for something a) graphical and b) open source. What are some good options? I actually want to use the version control for LaTex, so I can keep track of the revisions for manuscripts and such. Thanks, in advance! I know someone out there will have an answer :)
Subversion with svnX?
I second the recommendation for Subversion.
I'm not all that proficient with version control, but I have used CVS, and there are some things that would help and it simply cannot do. Most of that is in svn. I have a pal in the svn project and he says it's good and stable now.
Xcode has Subversion integration now, too, right?
Some more options...
Some more options...
That article didn't really appear to endorse Perforce. I'm beginning to think I should just stick with my CS-RCS/Windows solution. There just doesn't seem to be any user-friendly (GUI) RCS/CVS solutions for the Mac.
That article didn't really appear to endorse Perforce. I'm beginning to think I should just stick with my CS-RCS/Windows solution. There just doesn't seem to be any user-friendly (GUI) RCS/CVS solutions for the Mac.Is it not up to you which version control system to use? CVS to SVN is a very small step from user perspective.
SVN. All the way. Period.
Avoid RCS like the plague. It has one of the most bizarre mental models you'll run across. CVS is built on RCS, and does a good job of hiding most of it, but it lacks some *very* basic things that I find essential. (Like renaming a file.)
Grab SVN, and use Xcode as a front end if you'd like. Alternately, you can go get one of the GUI front ends for it. Googling for 'svn mac' give as the first two hits: Svn-Up (Java client) and SvnX (Cocoa client).
Really, avoid RCS if at all possible, and don't get stuck in the mess that is CVS.
FWIW: I use CVS right now to manage my research. Code, papers, diagrams, you name it, it's all in CVS. (And yeah, a lot of it is LaTeX. ;) ) I can't *WAIT* to migrate to SVN... the lack of file/folder renaming... the lack of ability to move items in a cluster... it's really just annoying as all heck. I do all of mine from the command line though, so I can't comment on the relative utility of the GUIs above. I'm sure you can find more if you google a bit more thoroughly, or just head to versiontracker.com and search for svn.
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