PCL-CVS is a front-end to CVS. It integrates the most
frequently used CVS commands into emacs.
For VC users, PCL-CVS can be thought of as a VC-dired specially designed
for CVS. PCL-CVS is not a replacement for VC and is supposed to interact well
with it. It provides a global view of your project and allows execution
of cvs commands on several files at a time.
This release of PCL-CVS requires Elib version 1.0 or newer. Elib is no
longer distributed with PCL-CVS, since that caused too much confusion.
You can get Elib from <URL:ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/emacs/elib-1.0.tar.gz>,
or of course from any GNU FTP mirror site. You might also find a copy
of Elib where you found this copy of PCL-CVS (see below for the primary
You might also want to check out some other `recommended' packages which
are not necessary for PCL-CVS, but will probably prove useful:
- VC (bundled with Emacs) provides access to CVS commands from a file's buffer,
which is sometimes more convenient than going back to PCL-CVS' buffer.
- diff-mode (used to be part of PCL-CVS) to better use `cvs diff' output.
Can be found at <URL:ftp://rum.cs.yale.edu/pub/monnier/misc>
- simple-merge-mode allows a very light weight support for resolving
conflicts. It can be found at the same place as diff-mode.
See the file INSTALL for installation instructions.
Full (but not up-to-date) documentation is in pcl-cvs.texi.
A preformatted info file is also included (pcl-cvs.info).
If you have been using a previous version of PCL-CVS (for instance
1.02 which is distributed with CVS 1.3) you should read through the
file NEWS to see what has changed.
Up-to-date versions of this package can be found here:
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