CVS (Concurrent Versions System) is an open-source network-transparent version control system for individual developers to large, distributed teams. The biggest limitation of CVS is that it uses a command line interface. WinCvs is developed to provide a graphical front end to the CVS core.

WinCvs is made available under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.

Download the WinCvs-1.3 user guide.

The WinCvs Daily Use Guide can be found at:

The latest WinCVS version can be downloaded from:

Information about CVS can be found at:

Installing WinCvs 1.3 beta 13-2

WinCvs 1.3 requires installation of the Python programming language.
Without Python, WinCvs will not run.

Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
Python 1.2 or higher (See:

  1. Download and unzip

  2. Run setup.exe

  3. After installing WinCvs, download and install for example Python 2.3.2
    The Python installation is straight foreward and will not be explained here.