EVS/CVSNT 3.x Version Control System : EVS stable 3.1.01 build 3292 was released today Dec 31, 2008.
Posted by abarrett on 2008/12/31 7:45:25 (18063 reads)

Here is the first stable release of EVS including EVSManager:
http://www.evscm.org/archive/en-cm-se ... trial-x86-
and the client here:
http://www.evscm.org/archive/en-cm-mi ... trial-x86-

There is currently NO installation guide (the beta guide is out of date) and NO evaluation guide. A dramatically improved EVSManager will be available in February.

The purpose of this milestone was to release a build that is functionally equivalent to CVSNT and (with the odd exception) SVN, plus these features:
* a fast "rtag"
* rename and move
* transactional database (atomic commit and checkout)
* a single windows service evsmanager that provides:
+ CVS/CVSNT port 2401 services
+ CVSNT Lock Service port 2402 services
+ SVN Services
+ use of web folders to create revisions of files in a repository
+ integrated web browsing of the repository

The February release will add the following to evsmanager:
+ VSTS Services
+ integrated defect tracking based on the Bugzilla data model
+ richer user interface with better process support

EVSCM is the first SCM system with support for the open "CVS protocol" that has no file (or RCS) backend but a relational SQL database. This has not been done simply for the "cool" factor - but because it creates a platform that we can build more advanced functionality on in a very robust way.

Please post your comments and bug reports to support.evs on the news.cvsnt.org (nntp/news) server.

We will not be making any additional builds of EVS for several weeks, but each bug posted to the newsgroup will be recorded and Tony will analyse it to make an estimate of the effort to fix. In around 6 weeks we will look at each of these and prioritise them then look at scheduling. Of course if anyone else wants to simply get in and fix stuff we'd be delighted. If you post a bug I will most likely then give you write access to our bugzilla so you can update it and post more bugs. Ditto with submitting patches for EVS.

Note: the source code to EVSManager is not available, and there is a post on the support.evs newsgroup dated 30/Sep/2007 with the subject "EvsManager" explaining this.