17 May 2002
Keil Supports CS-RCS Version Control System
Plano, TX: Keil Software, the leader in 8-bit 8051 software
development tools, today announced support for CS-RCS Version Control
in the C51 Version 7
release of the µVision2 IDE.
"We recognize the importance of efficient project management,
especially when it comes to bigger projects with different
developers perhaps working in different locations" said Reinhard
Keil, president of Keil Software. "We think that CS-RCS is an
efficient and very cost effective tool for this purpose."
ComponentSoftware RCS is based on GNU RCS but offers a modern,
user-friendly graphical user interface. Some of the features it
- Retrieve any revision by any criteria anytime.
Each revision is marked with a unique revision number, revision
date, author name, optional symbolic name, and descriptive
Conveniently see what was changed between any two
- Study the evolution of a function throughout its lifetime.
Never lose any work because you can always backtrack. This is
critical when there is a deadline and the last revision worked
Work with binary files. You can maintain revisions of binary
files such as MS-Word documents, pictures, drawings, and so
Save disk space. Since only the differences between revisions
are saved, the archive file size is kept to the minimum size.
In a workgroup environment:
CS-RCS avoids the possibility of two users modifying the same
file at the same time.
CS-RCS maintains a "lock" for each file. Optionally, every user
can maintain a distinct working area ("sandbox") for editing and
Know when there is an updated revision of a shared document.
CS-RCS notifies you whenever a coworker checks-in a new
Know who does what and when. This simplifies communication
between users, and smoothes out the whole development process.
Use variety of servers and networks. Any file server can be
used to keep the RCS archive files. Network connection can be LAN,
corporate wide-area network, dial-up connection and the
Visit http://www.ComponentSoftware.com for more information
About Keil Software
Keil Software makes C compilers, macro assemblers, real-time
kernels, debuggers, simulators, integrated environments, and
evaluation boards for the 8051, 251, C16x/ST10, and ARM7
microcontroller families. Products available from Keil Software
include embedded development tools, evaluation software, product
updates, application notes, example code, and technical support. More
information is available from www.keil.com.