[cvsnt] March-Hare message into my commit messages

Fabio D'Alfonso fabio.dalfonso at fabiodalfonso.com
Fri Nov 7 14:47:06 GMT 2008

I appreciate very much the effort you made to enhance cvs.

This shareware like change in the policy  to add messages in the software, will not get expected results, in my opinion.

I unfortunately expect that this will reinforce migration to other tools like, but not only svn that your efforts rightly contained in the past years, adding missing features to make cvs better.

Also the  most of people will stay on previous versions, unless you'll remove from downloadables.


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From: Tony Hoyle <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com>
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 12:57 PM
To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org
Subject: Re: [cvsnt] March-Hare message into my commit messages 

Clóvis Garcia Marcondes wrote:
> Hi,
> After installed the new 2.5.04 CVSNT Server (Free) the text below is 
> been inserted into my commit messages:
> Committed on the Free edition of March Hare Software CVSNT Server.
> Upgrade to CVS Suite for more features and support:
> http://march-hare.com/cvsnt/
> Is there anyway to disable that or I will have to go back to the 2.5.03?

You could just buy a copy.

The development, testing and support of cvsnt (and evs) takes up a lot 
of time and money. The software is then given away free, no strings 

For this all you have to do is cope with an unobtrusive message on 
commit. There are even multiple ways to disable that if you dig around 
the source a bit.

Arthur once calculated that if 1% of the people who download cvsnt each 
year bought 1 copy, we'd be able to hire 3 programmers. That would mean 
a much better product, better support, and it would still be free for 
the 99%.

It pains me to have to do something even so minor.. I'd love everything 
to be free but unfortunately I haven't yet managed to perfect a way to 
live without food or a roof over my head.


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