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Connecting Eclipse to a CVS Repository using sserver protocol



Information
This guide is based on Eclipse 3.0M8 and CVSNT 2.5.03.

Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
CVSNT 2.0.14 or higher
Eclipse 2.1.x or higher


Procedure
  1. Download the CVS SSL plugin rwi.eclipse.team.ccvs.ssl_3.0.6.zip from http://home.arcor.de/rolf_wilms/

  2. Unzip this file into the eclipse plugins directory:
    e.g.: C:\Tools\eclipse\plugins

  3. Restart Eclipse.

  4. Select: Window | Preferences

  5. Select: Team | CVS | SSL Connection Method

    Select Server Certificates: Accept All
    Select Client keys: Default Keystore

    SSL connectio method

    Press Apply and OK button.

  6. Select perspective: CVS Repository Exploring.

  7. Right click in this perspective and select: New | Repository Location.

  8. Enter the following values:

    Connection type: cvsnt-sserver
    User: your CVS username
    Password: your CVS password
    Host: enter the ip-address or machine name where the CVS Repository is hosted.
    Repository path: the location of the CVS Repository.
    Select Port: Default port is 2401

    Here below an example:

    Connect Eclipse to a CVS Repository using sserver protocol



  9. Press Apply and OK button.

  10. Expand the HEAD folder.
    A popup window is opened where you can enter your CVS password.

    Note: If you can not expand the HEAD folder, right click HEAD and select "Refresh View".

    CVS Folders

  11. In the HEAD folder, you can find all CVS stored projects.

  12. To checkout a project, right click the project name and select option checkout.