?
Solved

Visual SourceSafe equivalent tool for Linux

Posted on 2002-07-17
3
Medium Priority
?
425 Views
Last Modified: 2007-02-13
I need a tool that runs on Linux, to manage project source code the way MS Visual Sourcesafe does
eg
- perform exclusive file locking when editing code
- version management

I know that you can do this through emacs editor but something like Visual Sourcesafe wld be nice. How does everyone do it? My team consists of 10 programmers. We develop in C++ on KDE of Redhat Linux.
0
Comment
Question by:tamarai
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:kylar
ID: 7160394
Just out of curiosity, why is exclusive file locking necessary? I've used SourceSafe and CVS both, and found the CVS model to be superior in almost every case. Let the repository worry about versioning and merging the files.

Cheers,
Kylar
0
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
ahoffmann earned 600 total points
ID: 7160489
if you need exclusive file locking, forget about CVS. Any documention about CVS explezitely tells you that CVS is designed for concurrent editing. Dot.
I never have seen a working CVS with exclusive file locking, even the docs mention it.
A patched RCS can do exclusive locks.

Go with SCCS, CSSC, BitSCCS. They all do exclusive locking. But they lack the project management functionality (except the commercial version of BitSCCS).
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
ID: 7162214
let me know if you need further help with SCCS/CSSC ..
Thanks for the grading.
0

Featured Post

Granular recovery for Microsoft Exchange

With Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange you can choose the Exchange Servers and restore points you’re interested in, and Veeam Explorer will present the contents of those mailbox stores for browsing, searching and exporting.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Linux users are sometimes dumbfounded by the severe lack of documentation on a topic. Sometimes, the documentation is copious, but other times, you end up with some obscure "it varies depending on your distribution" over and over when searching for …
You ever wonder how to backup Linux system files just like Windows System Restore?  Well you can use Timeshift in Linux to perform those similar action.  This tutorial will show you how to backup your system files and keep regular intervals. Note…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month16 days, 3 hours left to enroll

850 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question