6.7. Examining the CVS Repository
You want to explore the CVS repository from inside Eclipse.
Use the CVS Repository Exploring perspective. Open this perspective by selecting Window→ Open Perspective→ Other→ CVS Repository Exploring. Or, if you’ve opened this perspective in the past—which means Eclipse will have added it to the Open Perspective menu—select Window→ Open Perspective→ CVS Repository Exploring.
The CVS Repository Exploring perspective enables you to see
what’s inside the CVS repository. For example, you
can see the entire
GreetingApp project, all the
way down to the
GreetingClass.java file, in the
CVS Repositories view at left in Figure 6-8.
Figure 6-8. The CVS repository perspective
GreetingApp, is in the
HEAD section, which
is the main development stream.
Also note the
CVSROOT directory, which holds CVS
administrative data; the Branches node, which holds any files in
other branches of development; and the Versions node, which holds
explicitly labeled versions.
In Eclipse 3.0, you can determine who’s responsible for a bug. You right-click a file and select Team→ Show Annotation to open a CVS Annotation view showing the selected file in the CVS Repositories view. When you select a line in the editor, the CVS Annotation view reveals who released that edit to the file.
Recipe 6.8 on checking projects out ...