Posts Tagged ‘cvs’

Get TortoiseCVS working in Vista

Saturday, May 9th, 2009


I’m sure that there are many developers completley frustrated by TortoiseCVS‘s inability to work with Vista. Tortoise is easily the best open source CVS integration too, essential for any serious developer who needs to use a proper revision control system (no, creating an occasional backup, or relying on Vista’s “Previous Versions” feature is not source control). The problem though is that it just constantly seems to crash when using Vista, giving errors like “TortoisePlink has stopped working”. After a lot of googling turning up dubious solutions about disabling UAC and other equally dubious solutions. Finally I found a good workaround though. Go to?C:\Program Files\CVS Suite\TortoiseCVS and edit the properties of TortoisePlink.exe to set it to run with Windows XP compatability mode. Now it’ll run with much more success. (more…)