abCVS is a version control plug-in designed for Metrowerks CodeWarrior Pro for Windows. It allows access to many features of the CVS version control package directly from the IDE.
CVS is a powerful but complex package, available under GPL license. We strongly recommend reading the CVS documentation (also available in HTMLHelp format on the download page) before using this plug-in. abCVS relies entirely on the command line version of CVS, as it contains no CVS code. Although any distribution of CVS should work, it is recommended to use CVS for NT. Some features may not be available with a different distribution.
Even if the most important functions can (or will be in the near future) performed via abCVS, in order to use more advanced CVS features and/or perform administrative tasks, it is recommended that a more comprehensive CVS front-end such as WinCVS is used in combination with abCVS.
abCVS provides access to the the standard functions of any control systems:
This release of abCVS handles local CVS repositories (or network repositories shared as local folders) as well as remote repositories with the :server:, :pserver: and :ntserver: access methods. For :pserver: to work correctly, a CVS distribution that supports the cvsgui protocol (such as CVS for NT) is needed.
abCVS is designed for CodeWarrior Pro 5 for Windows. It works fine under CodeWarrior Pro 6, as it has a fully backward compatible plug-in API. It should also work on CodeWarrior Pro 4 but it has not been tested under that environment. It is required that the command line version of CVS (cvs.exe) is already installed on the target machine. The installation of the WinCVS package, although recommended, is not required.
Currently abCVS is in still in an alpha stage and a time-limited version is available free for evaluation. abCVS will remain free for the entire beta-testing period. After that period, a reasonably small fee will be asked for the complete product.
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abCVS is designed for the Windows platform. I do not have sufficient experience of Mac-OS to develop a Mac plug-in. But do not despair! There is a CVS plug-in for the Mac-hosted CodeWarrior maintained by Electric Fish, Inc.: it is called CWCVS, don't miss it.