Install SmartCVS 7.1.7 on Ubuntu 14.04

SmartCVS is an innovative CVS client that runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It has powerful features, such as built-in File Compare/Merge, Transaction display and List Repository Files, and at the same time is easy and intuitive to use. SmartCVS focuses on usability and handling of day-to-day CVS tasks and is not limited to the available CVS command set.


SmartCVS Features

  • Supports following authentication methods Password Authentication (pserver), Secure Password Authentication (sserver), Built-In SSH-1, Built-In SSH-2, and Proxy support
  • Built-In Repository Browser to select the files to check out (instead of typing their path)
  • Tag Browser, showing the tag order and branch structure
  • Filtering by file state (show/hide ignored, non-CVS or unmodified files)
  • Ability to use different external file compare tools (even for binary files); file viewers (e.g. for graphics) also can be used (two instances are launched, one for each file)
  • Flat File view (in order to also see all files from subdirectories)
  • Display of what directories contain uncommitted files
  • Filtering by file state (show/hide ignored, non-CVS or unmodified files)
  • and many more

Install SmartCVS 7.1 on Ubuntu 14.01 & Ubuntu 14.10

– Install Oracle Java 7

sudo apt-get purge openjdk*

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-set-default

– Install SmartCVS


tar -xvf smartcvs-generic-7_1_7.tar.gz

cd smartcvs-generic-7_1_7/bin

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