CVS and CHESS SUPERB-IT
All coding, data, writing, and presentations will be stored in a Concurrent Versioning System (CVS) repository on a CHESS server. There are two usages for CVS in the CHESS SUPERB-IT project:
When editing the pages on the CHESS SUPERB-IT website, I highly recommend setting up a "site" in Dreamweaver to define how all of the pages work together. If you are logged in to ransom.eecs.berkeley.edu through remote desktop, and check out the superb site to your "My Documents" folder (Please use this folder and not "C:\temp\myname" or even worse, "C:\myname") then your site setup would go something like this:
You should now have a setup on the left or right of your screen which shows the folder hierarchy of the superb website. Please note that I used some Dreamweaver-specific features in setting up this site which make it easy to maintain the same basic shell around all of the pages with minimal effort. When editing the pages, there are only a few areas which are "out of bounds" in this area. If you really want to change those, edit the page Template (found in the "Templates" folder, funnily enough) in Dreamweaver.
To edit these pages, you need to check them out. This makes a local copy on your machine (laptop, workstation, or whatever). You edit the local copy, and then commit the changes. CVS supports concurrent editing, and will attempt to merge the changes of multiple authors. When conflicts occur, it tells you upon commiting the changes. In order to use CVS, you must have a CVS account, which you can request by going to this link (Request a CVS account as part of the SUPERB project). Please note you must be logged in to the Chess website in order to request a CVS account.
I highly recommend the TortoiseCVS program to manage your interfacing with CVS. Below is a picture of how checking out the superb repository would look:
Please check out the module to your "My Documents" folder if you are logged in to ransom.eecs.berkeley.edu via the terminal server. Once you check out the project, your directory will contain a web folder, and other directories which will contain research data, source code, documents, and presentations.
If you like it the old-fashioned way:
For more information, see How do I edit pages in a group with the "CVS Authoring" option?
The general CVS faq is at
All of the technical, reporting, and project sources are really unnecessary for web publication in raw form--they are meant to be distributed as a finished product. An example of this is putting a PDF file of a project report on the webpage (done through the web directory), and storing the sources for creating that PDF file (done through various project directories). For both efforts, use your mentor as the first line of defense, Jonathan Sprinkle as the second.