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Download SmartCVS 7.1

Version 7.1.9 (Change Log)
Download for Windows
Windows 7+, Installer with JRE  
Size: 29,220,803 Bytes
SHA-1: f3456d520d7475c1879d3ac55e02fcb23c412635
Portable Archive (zip)
Windows 7+  
Size: 8,845,558 Bytes
SHA-1: 3ebbcbb9359dc873e7cd84b0e54e00f574f1d301
Installer without JRE
Windows 7+, requires installed JRE 1.7+  
Size: 6,466,166 Bytes
SHA-1: 357993bc25fa968c81186eea1aa98b9a167e5a5b
Download for macOS
macOS 10.7 - 10.10, Archive (tar.gz)  
Size: 55,044,563 Bytes
SHA-1: dddcede0e3c17244459ebe772a3f12631b73f6b5
Download for Linux
Linux, Archive (tar.gz)  
Size: 8,622,733 Bytes
SHA-1: 629b17fc1738130f35446fd082e2c332e2b149cc

Installation Instructions


  • if you have an older SmartCVS version installed, exit SmartCVS (use Project|Exit; there should be no more SmartCVS tray icon),
  • unpack the downloaded file,
  • launch the installer and follow the instructions


  • if you have an older SmartCVS version installed, quit SmartCVS,
  • unpack the downloaded file (e.g. by double clicking it) and move the application directory structure to a directory of your choice (typically /Applications)
  • if you prefer, drag'n'drop the application to the dock to create an icon


  • unpack the downloaded file into a directory of your choice,
  • ensure, that the correct Java Runtime Environment is installed on your system,
  • start the application by using the launcher script from the bin directory

If the application fails to start, e.g. because you have an incompatible JRE version on your system, it might be necessary to set the SMARTCVS_JAVA_HOME environment variable to the root path of the Java Runtime Environment 1.6 from SUN. To create an icon on your desktop, you'll find suitable images in different sizes in the bin directory.

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