Local CVS repository ?

Is there any way to configure IDEA to use local CVS repository?

Tried to specify CVSRoot like ":local:C:\MyRepository" and "/MyRepository" - got the "uknown method" error.

Does IDEA support local repositories?
If it does can anyone please describe the simpliest way to configure it?

P.S. Spent about 15 minutes trying to find where specify CVSRoots (there's only one short note that it somewhere in File menu in the documentation). Don't you think that it worths adding "CVSRoots" button to the CVS settings dialog?

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No, IDEA cannot connect using :local: . You need to set yourself up a
cvs server running pserver on your local machine and connect to that.

see http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=13389

Dmitry Cherniachenko wrote:

Is there any way to configure IDEA to use local CVS repository?

Tried to specify CVSRoot like ":local:C:\MyRepository" and "/MyRepository" - got the "uknown method" error.

Does IDEA support local repositories?
If it does can anyone please describe the simpliest way to configure it?

P.S. Spent about 15 minutes trying to find where specify CVSRoots (there's only one short note that it somewhere in File menu in the documentation). Don't you think that it worths adding "CVSRoots" button to the CVS settings dialog?

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Dmitry Cherniachenko wrote:

P.S. Spent about 15 minutes trying to find where specify CVSRoots (there's only one short note that it somewhere in File menu in the documentation). Don't you think that it worths adding "CVSRoots" button to the CVS settings dialog?


IDEA 4 uses the existing "CVS" metadata directories that can be found in
an existing working directory, so it doesn't normally need you to define
the CVSROOT since it can just read it from a file inside the CVS
directories.

However, if you checkout a project to a new directory using the
File->Check Out from CVS, the dialog allows to configure your CVSROOT.

Ciao,
Gordon

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True, but sometimes you want to configure the ssh binary to use, and that can only be done from the "CVS roots" dialog.

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