You are nuts, unfortunately. The thing that's now called GIT didn't exist at all until Linus invented it after experience with BitKeeper, and thinking about distributed version control. Linux didn't start using BitKeeper for the official mainline source tree until 2002, but some developers must have been using it before that. BitKeeper itself didn't exist ...


RCS should work for you. I used it in the past. But, as you noticed, it's a rather primitive tool set. That can be mitigate a bit with some custom scripting, which is what I did. CVS, in fact, started essentially as a scripting layer on top of RCS. I ended up having a script that worked on a single directory. As all code at the time was that way, this ...


I had a previous employment at a company doing software synthesizers in C++ on Mac OS 9. We were using Microsoft Visual SourceSafe for Mac OS, of all things, for SCM. (Not sure there was a SourceSafe server for Mac OS, I think ours was running off a Windows NT machine.)


The Official RCS Homepage has rcs binaries for DOS. ci -l is the way to keep the source file around. As you can only change one file at a time under DOS, the RCS process works rather well.


During the late 1990s, I was the Mac port maintainer for a multi-platform open source project. I edited and compiled the code using CodeWarrior, then used a standalone Classic application called MacCVS to upload to our project's CVS server (on someone's work Unix system). Its icon was an orange fish. According to the link, the program works with any Mac ...


Not really fancy, but back in the days, I just zipped (*1) all source directories whenever I did any build that got handed to other developers/test users or when a release was due. It was done by a little script, that also incremented the build number and moved the archive onto a separate directory for backup. Other scripts could compare two archives (or ...


If you have access to a very old MSDN CD-ROM set, you might find Microsoft Delta, which was a MS-DOS source control system that I had to use in the early 90's, at a client site. It was not very good and had obviously "escaped" from Redmond as some kind of April Fool's joke, but due to an apparent lack of alternatives, was adopted by a major UK-based ...


You can look at early Mozilla releases which targeted classic MacOS. The code contained various CVS directories.


I once used a commercial revision control system called TLIB on DOS. I don't remember liking it very much. Apparently, it's still being sold today, although I'm not sure if the current version will work in exclusively 16-bit mode. http://www.burtonsys.com/ has details.

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