SmartCVS
SmartCVS 7.1.7
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Multi-platform CVS client, Pro version available.   Free
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SmartCVS is an innovative multi-platform CVS client. It has powerful features, like built-in File Compare/Merge, Transaction display or List Repository Files, and still is easy and intuitive to use. SmartCVS focusses on your day-to-day tasks and usability and is not limited to the available CVS command set.

Don't waste time with learning command line options and installing several tools. Be productive from the first minute with an easy-to-learn graphical CVS client, which assists you where possible and contains all required functionality out-of-the-box.

SmartCVS
What's New
Version 7.1.7:

Fixed Bugs:

  • Commit: internal error after having previously committed with Shift+click
  • Internal error in communication with CVS server
  • Internal error "out of range [0.0, 1.0]"
  • Internal error "Directory xxx does not have a valid repository."
  • Could not launch on OS X 10.7/8
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.5 or later



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world28 reviewed on 30 Oct 2008
Excellent program for CVS use. The version 7.01_1 is not very stable (java at launch fails). Config PPC G4 (powerbook) 0S X 10.5.5
[Version 7.0.1_1]


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conner_bw reviewed on 03 Jun 2008
Prior to this SmartCVS I was using Heilancoo's free MacCVSClient. A lack of updates and a general lack of UNIX conventions eventually forced me to look elsewhere. I ended up paying for SmartCVS and I have no regrets. It's fantastic.
[Version 6.0.8]


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semioticmonkey reviewed on 19 Feb 2008
the foundation version i tried out has, in 6.0.7, still the spaces bug (as 6.0.6). every time you switch to smartcvs on command+tab, it don't holds focus. No way to wake up it from his catatonia without switching manually to its assigned workspace.
the same don't happens when in dock minimized state.
in this version finally it sticks with the color theme preference (no more blue scroolbars when you have graphite).
features wise it is a very good client (yep. on Mac it is a godsend. No tortoiseCVS here and you are in the cold if you don't want to install the entire apple developer tools only to have this little damned cvs client, via devtool or fink or macports it doesn't matter). i still use Eclipse (cvs+diff+merge) cause the spaces bug slow down my work habits. Anyway i suggest you to try it out to check if it fills your need.
[Version 6.0.7]

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SyntEvo support replied on 01 Apr 2008
Unfortunately, we can't do anything about the spaces issue in Mac OS 10.5, because it is a bug in Apple's Java implementation.
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M!k3 reviewed on 07 Jun 2007
Well, I'm using smartSVN (their Subversion client) for some time and I'm very happy with it. Now we had a project for CVS. It was natural to give smartCVS a try. Incredible, what these guys squeeze out of that old VCS! It's by fat the feature-richest CVS client I've found - what other CVS client can show you change sets or incoming changes (except the one in Eclipse)?

There is only one small issue: compared to smartSVN it is quite slow when it refreshs the remote states (causing new revisions/files to show up) - at least on our large repository.
[Version 6.0.2]


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Schmelding reviewed on 22 Apr 2006
This is definitely the best CVS Mac client I've seen so far, but it has a long way to go. Although it depends on Java like Eclipse, it has a much smaller footprint than Eclipse. But it still has some serious issues:

1. Java. It's still too slow. Develop this in Cocoa and then I'll send you my $70. I'll throw in a hug, too.

2. The interface is better than other Mac CVS clients, but it is still too cumbersome and unintuitive.

3. Price. Others are free. This is $69 for the full "Pro" version when all other clients offer a free full versions. I'm not saying make it free, but the price point ought to be considerably less. I would pay $20, but not %70.
[Version 5.0.2]

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Syntevo Gmbh (developer) replied on 13 Apr 2007
> 2. The interface is better than other Mac CVS clients, but it is still too cumbersome and unintuitive.

What exactly is cumbersome and unintuive?
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Crow replied on 07 Jun 2007
I don't find it cumbersome. It would be good if you could outline why you find it unintuitive, or point to better products as examples.
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Date:07 Apr 2013
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SmartCVS is an innovative multi-platform CVS client. It has powerful features, like built-in File Compare/Merge, Transaction display or List Repository Files, and still is easy and intuitive to use. SmartCVS focusses on your day-to-day tasks and usability and is not limited to the available CVS command set.

Don't waste time with learning command line options and installing several tools. Be productive from the first minute with an easy-to-learn graphical CVS client, which assists you where possible and contains all required functionality out-of-the-box.

SmartCVS is available in two versions, a free Foundation version and the powerful Professional version.


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