Now, the user x can edit the files, add new files, commit changes, or build the application just 
like the person that created the initial version. 
To bring a checked out version up to date with the current state of the repository, the cvs 
update command is used from the project source directory: 
$ cd ~/myApp
$ cvs update  d
It is usually helpful to coordinate among the developers and decide who should work on which 
files to avoid two developers checking out the same file and working on it simultaneously (files 
that are checked out are not locked by CVS). Although CVS has merging capabilities to bring 
different versions together, this does not work very well. It is also recommended to commit 
changes and run cvs update regularly to avoid conflicts that can occur when developers use 
older versions of files. 
CVS offers many other features. Please refer to the resources given in Section 3.2.5 for 
additional information. 
3.2.4.3  Scalability of the Presented Development Approach 
The presented approach installed Tomcat and the source code repository on one central server. 
Building and deployment of the application was also done on this server. This works well for 
smaller development teams of around three team members. The developers can access the 
central server easily via Telnet, and have their own local copies of the source code in their 
home directories.  
However, concentrating the development on a single server has disadvantages. Assuming that 
all developers use the same deployment directory for their builds and compile their source code 
on the same system, a larger number would cause too much interference among them. 
Stopping and restarting Tomcat, which has to be done occasionally to re load the application, as 
well as limited system resources slow down development as the number of developers 
increases. 
The easiest and most efficient way of addressing these issues is to provide each team member 
with his/her own machine running its own local instance of Tomcat. Other options are available 
as well, which will be introduced in Section 5.2. 
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