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BZFlag CVS, is the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concurrent_Versions_System Concurrent Versions System] used by the development team to maintain and store the [[BZFlag Source]] code. The CVS system is hosted by [http://www.sourceforge.net SourceForge] and is accessible by anyone with the proper software.
 
BZFlag CVS, is the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concurrent_Versions_System Concurrent Versions System] used by the development team to maintain and store the [[BZFlag Source]] code. The CVS system is hosted by [http://www.sourceforge.net SourceForge] and is accessible by anyone with the proper software.
  

Revision as of 05:53, 28 March 2007

******NOTE****** The BZFlag project is moving to the subversion system provided by source forge so this information is not longer correct for the current code base. Please see the BZFlag SVN page for information on using the subversion system.


BZFlag CVS, is the Concurrent Versions System used by the development team to maintain and store the BZFlag Source code. The CVS system is hosted by SourceForge and is 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

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

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

Command line

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

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

Command Line

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

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

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 (v2.1 at present).

Tags

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

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

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

Command Line

users of the command line tool should add

-r TAG

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

TortoiseCVS

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

External Links

SourceForge CVS Access page

BZFlag CVS Tree