CVS Read-Only Access
Anyone can track Zope changes with a read-only checkout of the
sources - here are instructions for hooking it up.
There are several top-level modules in the archives - chief among
them is the Zope sources - we'll use them for our example.
Read-only access is via CVS pserver mode.
Before you can check anything out, you must have done a CVS "login"
to the CVS pserver. You only need to login once per repository per
account. To login:
% cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvs-repository login
You will be prompted for a password - anything will satisfy the
prompt, including an empty line.
(In the command, The -d option identifies the repository,
indicating pserver mode, user anonymous, host cvs.zope.org,
and directory /cvs-repository.)
You only need to log in once - it causes a file named .cvspass, with
the login info, to be created in your home directory. All
subsequent access to that repository will use the stashed info.
Once your login is established, you can do your initial check out:
% cvs -z7 -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs-repository checkout Zope
(-z7 says to use a substantial level of compression, balancing
CPU and network bandwidth. Note It's
Zope, no longer
The section is not maintained, and will eventually be removed.)
This should issue lots of check out messages, creating a directory
named Zope, with the entire distribution inside it. The initial
checkout creates a copy of the source files together with some CVS
bookkeeping, in directories all named CVS.
Once you've done these initial steps, you can stay current by
cd'ing into any of the created Zope subdirectories and typing:
% cvs -q up -P -d
(-q says not to spew about unchanged files, -P says to prune
empty (eg, obsolete) directories, and -d says to check out newly
added directories. In a pinch, you could just do a
cvs up, but:
you won't get new directories, nor will defunct directories be
removed, you'll get lots of unnecessary messages...)
If you have any questions, please send them to the
CVSResources for background about CVS and leads on implementations
for your platform
WriteAccess for info about the who and how of read-write access
RepositoryOrganization for details about structure and contents of
RepositoryProjects for a roster of the various projects in the
Zope CVS repository, including details about how to receive email