This is the homepage of SourceForge setup, a program
that sets up SSH and WinCVS for the Win32 platform so you can easily access
the SourceForge servers.
Note: 28th May 2002 -
Whoops! It seems I didn't upload the new release properly, instead of using the SourceForge
release system I just uploaded to the web directory and forgot to change the link! Very Sorry!
Hope this didn't inconvenience too many people: I also realised that the starting details were
inconsistent, caused by the fact that I did the new release in a hurry. Get it here
May 2002 - what is quite possibly the longest running bug in creation has
been fixed, courtesy of Russell Phillips who today sent me a patch that will
allow SFSetup to run on Windows 2000. Please bear in mind the following:
Many thanks to Russ for this patch! One last thing .... and this is important so read it: before
you can use your account, you must type the following (substituting your
username and projectname as appropriate) before attempting to use CVS from
a new user account:
- It uses the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry node, so you must run SFSetup
for each user on the machine who wishes to use SourceForge CVS. However,
only the SSH section needs to be run. This does mean that you don't need
root access (or whatever the equivalent is on Windows)
- No WM_SETTING_CHANGE message is broadcast, so you'll have to either
reboot or log out and log back in again for the changes to take effect.
- This patch has not been tested on XP or NT, so I don't know if it'll
work. If you encounter problems, send me a message and we can try and fix
ssh -l username cvs.projectname.sf.net
Enter your password, and you'll get a message about how you're not supposed
to be there and the connection will drop. What they don't tell you is that
this creates your home directory and is required for things to start working.
Hope that helps
Note: 9th Jan 2002 - first of all, an apology! I realised some time
ago that the information on this page was somewhat out of date, but other
things got in the way etc. blah blah and the end result is that I have let
this stuff be inaccurate way too long. No real excuse, so I just ask for
forgiveness. First of all, my email address exploded some time ago and has
finally ended up as firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you tried to send to the old address and it bounced, that's why :(
Secondly, the old Win2K issue. As I never did find anyone who was willing
to take over and update the project, and as I'm still stuck with
98 , this issue is still present. There is a simple workaround - create
(or unhide) c:\autoexec.bat before running SFSetup. The environment variables
stuff needed will be added to the file. If you want you can then move this
to the registry using the GUI interface, but otherwise it'll still work (or
so I've been told). Again, apologies if this has caused frustration.
Welcome to the site. These pages will help you set up
SSH and CVS for your Windows computer. It consists of the SFSetup program
that automates much of the setup work, and some tutorials on how to use
CVS on Windows.
SFSetup is written in Delphi, and can install SSH, completely
set it up, and also configure WinCVS for
a given project. I wrote it because I found SourceForge difficult to set
up manually and wanted to give people the option of doing it easily, especially
as I didn't want people to be put off working on Open Source projects by the complexity
of SSH and CVS.
It is split into stages which can be executed independently
of each other. You can unpack SSH, set up SSH and set up WinCVS individually
or all together, depending on your needs.
So, here's what you need to do:
- Download and install WinCVS, which can be found
- Download sfsetup.zip
and unpack it. Read the readme, then run the program.
- You will need to know your SourceForge username,
and the name of your project.
If you have Delphi 4 or above you can help me with
the development of this program. A few features I think would be good are:
Ok, so obviously I don't have many ideas right now,
but if you do then email me. You
can get the source to this project from the CVS servers anonymously if you
want, but to make modifications you'll need to talk to me.
- Automatically generating an SSH keypair to remove
that pesky password request. currently waiting for the SF guys to do the
XML protocol, could be a while i'm afraid :(
- Auto setup of a new project (could be soon, must
learn to program CVS first)
- Complete project management (a long way off now)
- CVS tutorial: possible???
Thats all folks - Michael Hearn
(C) Michael Hearn 2000
By the way, I am in no way affiliated with VA Linux or SourceForge, cool
companies though they are. I'm just a guy :)