R – way to detach a project from CVS in Xcode


XCode's CVS support is abysmally bad. Or maybe it's just the server in my organization. Either way, it's leading to more headaches than it's worth so I'd like to "detatch" the project as I can in Eclipse. Is there an easy way to do this or do I have to manually delete all of the CVS files?

Best Solution

You have two choices.

Double click on your project in the main source list to bring up the "Project "myProject" Info" window. Make sure the "General" tab is selected. At the bottom of that tab select "None" from the "SCM Repository" popup menu and close the window.

Or, go to Xcode Preferences window and select the "SCM" tool, select the repository you want to remove, and then remove the repository using the "-" button in the lower left hand corner of the dialog box. This option is a bit more drastic.

These should both leave all of the invisible CVS directories alone. This will allow you to manage the repository from the command line and completely hide the CVS info from Xcode.

Good Luck.