BZFlag CVS

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The CVS system has been replaced by the BZFlag SVN subversion system. The code in CVS is available for read only. No new code will be put into CVS. The following info is only for historical reference.

BZFlag CVS, is the Concurrent Versions System that was previously used by the development team to maintain and store the BZFlag Source code before the move to Subversion. The CVS system was hosted at SourceForge and was accessible by anyone with the proper software.

CVS has 2 methods of access, Anonymous ( or anon CVS ) for general users, and a SSH based Developer CVS, for project developers.

CVS clients[edit]

To access the source code via CVS, you will need a CVS client. Most unix/linux type operating systems have the command line CVS client as an installable option. Windows users must download a third party CVS client, such as the Tortoise Graphical CVS Client.

CVS Modules[edit]

The source code in CVS is broken up into a number of modules for ease of use and other reasons. When requesting the source code from the CVS system the module must be specified to the CVS software.

The current CVS modules are:

Anon CVS Access[edit]

Command line[edit]

Tortoise Graphical CVS Client

SourceForge allows anonymous access to the CVS system on a read only basis. One does not need a SourceForge account to get a copy of the code via the Anon CVS system.

Users with a command line CVS tool can access the source by running 2 commands

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@bzflag.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/bzflag login 

and

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@bzflag.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/bzflag co -P bzflag

If a different module is desired, simply replace bzflag in the second command with the desired module.

TortoiseCVS[edit]

Windows users that use the Tortoise Graphical CVS Client, should enter the data shown here.

Again if a different module is desired, simply replace the bzflag module name with the one desired.

Developer CVS Access[edit]

Command Line[edit]

Project developers that need read and write access to the source code to make changes ( or commits ) need to use the SSH developer CVS. A sourceforge account is required for developer access, as well as approval from a project administrator.

Users with a command line CVS tool can access the source by running 2 commands

export CVS_RSH=ssh 

and

cvs -z3 -d:ext:developername@bzflag.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/bzflag co -P bzflag

The developer must enter there SourceForge username in place of developername.

TortoiseCVS[edit]

Windows users that use the Tortoise Graphical CVS Client, should enter the data shown here Tort dev cvs.png

Again the developer must use there SourceForge username.to login.

Tags and Branches[edit]

The BZFlag developers make use of tags and branches in CVS to separate the code for each version of the game. The current development version is always marked as HEAD in CVS and is the default code retrieved by a CVS client.

Tags[edit]

Each major release will be marked with a tag in CVS so that it can be easily retrieved. The tags for each release are in the following format:

vX_Y_Z

where,

  • X is the Major Version
  • Y is the Minor Version
  • Z is the Revision

The tag for the last release v2.0.8 is v2_0_8

Branches[edit]

A branch for continuing development on each Minor version is kept in CVS as well. The format for the branches is:

vX_Ybranch

where again,

  • X is the Major Version
  • Y is the Minor Version

The branch for the development of 2.0.x is v2_0branch and is currently marked as version 2.0.9.

Usage in CVS[edit]

To receive the code from a branch or tag, the CVS client must be told what tag or branch to use.

Command Line[edit]

users of the command line tool should add

-r TAG

after the co portion of the cvs command, but before the module name.

TortoiseCVS[edit]

Windows users that use the Tortoise Graphical CVS Client, would pick the tag from the revision tab, as shown here. Tort cvs tag.png

See also[edit]

External Links[edit]

SourceForge CVS Access page

BZFlag CVS Tree