To get the emails you may need to edit CVSROOT/notify to enable the emails. You might also need to set up email aliases to convert from your cvs userid to your email address (for each member of the team).

Be careful with this though, adding a cvs watch makes the file read only for all developers. There is a bug in IDEA 4.5.x (dont know about 5.x) which results in your changes being lost in the event of a updating with a conflict when there is a watch on the file. I've reported this to jetbrains and they said they'd get right on it but then completely ignored it, despite the fact that I am paying support for 4.5.4.


I was a mystery for me why suddenly some of the files changed attributes
to read-only. I happened about the same time when I started playing with
watchers. Now I know. Thanks!


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