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Last Modified: Monday, March 21, 2005 Home > CVS > Comparing CVS and CVSNT 
Comparing CVS and CVSNT
CVSNT is the most widely supported, feature rich and secure CVS Server and Client available today on Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, HPUX, and Linux.

CVSNT has been progressing through development, testing and production releases for six years and we are currently shipping version 2.5.
  March Hare Software provide CVS Professional Support and CVSNT worldwide.

CVSNT development began as simply a port of CVS 1.10 and then 1.11 to Windows, however it quickly became clear that vital new security and features were being added to CVSNT that CVS users on all platforms required. CVSNT then became available for Unix as well as Windows and now supports most of the active software development platforms available.

March Hare Software (UK) in partnership with the CVSNT development community are continuing to develop CVSNT; adding features, improving security and increasing the number of supported platforms.

For a quick comparison of some of the advantages of using CVSNT over CVS please see the panel to the right.

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  CVSNT Professional Support and CVSNT are open source, free software licensed under the GNU General Public License.

March Hare Software provide Installation, training, support and builds for OS/400 V4R5, V5R1 and later to Support Multi Site Plus and Support Enterprise customers.

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 Supports authentication via Microsoft Active Directory or SSH (windows only)YESNO
 Set enforced protocols allow server to lock out clients connecting over insecure protocols or using insecure/inefficient options.YESNO
 Easily remove protocols (without recompile) YESNO
 Branch ACLs can be used to restrict accessYESNO
 LockServer provides file level locking YESNO
 More sophisticated / extra triggers available e.g. postcommit. Triggers also available via COM/DLL/.so interfaces YESNO
 Supports Unicode files with additional keyword expansion switchesYESNO
 Efficient storage of binary files using binary deltasYESNO
 Extended modules functionality using the modules2 fileYESNO
 Advanced Reserved Edits and checked commits (supercedes exclusive locking concept) YESNO
 Server-side default options (cvsrc)YESNO
 CVSROOT/config scripts etc.YESYES
 Repository browsing via cvs ls commandYESYES
 Pluggable server-side diff programs YESNO
 Supports Unicode files with additional keyword expansion switchesYESNO
 Server-side default options (cvsrc)YESNO
 UTF-8 (Unicode) Server.YESNO
 Multi Lingual filenames suport.YESNO
 Rendevous SupportYESNO
 Binary availability for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, HPUXYESYES
 Client support for IBM iSeries (AS/400) OS/400YESNO
Windows Server
 Supports encrypted authentication via SSL (all platforms)YESNO
 Configurable with Windows Control PanelYESNO
 Compatible with NTFS ACL's for using permissions based on Windows username or group.YESNO
 Triggers also available via COM and DLL interfaces YESNO
 Cshdump handler YESNO
 Native file access YESNO
 Native MSI Installer YESNO
 Smart Merge using MergePointYESNO
 Supports Unicode files with additional keyword expansion switchesYESNO
 "Import-and-go" by optionally turning freshly imported trees into a new sandbox automatically. No more need to purge and do a fresh checkout firstYESNO
 Version OSX resource fork extensions keyword expansion switchesYESNO

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