concurrent versions system


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concurrent versions system

n
(Computer Science) computing a system that allows more than one person to work on the same file at the same time, merging their changes but keeping records of the different versions
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a concurrent versions system [CVS] or Microsoft's Visual Source-Safe[R]).
CVS, the Concurrent Versions System, is a popular source-code management tool that frees developers from the chaos that too often ensues when multiple users work on the same file.
Legato moved its Concurrent Versions System (CVS), NFS and FTP traffic from its frame relay network to the Internet, increasing the engineering department's wide area network (WAN) traffic throughput by 22 times while lowering the cost of a megabit of WAN transport four times in the United States and as much as 16 times internationally.