CVS Access to Thuban Source Code

Online: [ Thuban sources via viewcvs ]
Read access:
Password: thuban ; Module: thuban
Branches:   thuban-1-0-branch: stable 1.0 series
HEAD: current development

Who Can Access the Thuban CVS Server?

Thuban is free software, licensed with the GPL. Anyone can access the CVS server in read-only mode. You can get the most recent source code this way which is interesting for you if you are following the software development of Thuban and do not want to wait for releases.

If you want to actively contribute source code please contact us over the Mailing-List. Trustworthy developers can get direct write access.

Web Interface

If you just want to browse for a particular file and its history there is an interface for your webbrowser implemented with viewcvs. The link at the top of the page takes you there.

Read-Only Access with CVS

First, you need to set up your CVS client software (version 1.10 or higher). If you don't have CVS installed, you can find the software and installation instructions at: CVS Bubbles. To set up your CVS client for read access simply set the environment variable CVSROOT to the value given above.
(Consult your shell or cvs client on how to this. Example for unix bash: "export" )

Then do a "cvs login" and type "thuban" when your are asked for a password.
Now you can checkout the tree using the command "cvs -z3 co thuban". This will create a subdirectory "thuban" in the current directory, with the full sources of the Thuban project in that subdirectory.


Go to any subdirectory of your directory "thuban" and execute "cvs -z3 update -d -P". The current working directory and all its subdirectories will be updated. If you execute this command in the thuban main directory, the whole Thuban sources will be updated. The switch "-d" takes care that even new directories are checked out, "-P" will remove directories which are empty after updating.

In case you just want to download/update a specific part of the Thuban source code you can checkout/update a directory directly:


If you only want to get the latest user interface updates:

    cvs -z3 co thuban/Thuban
    cvs -z3 update -d thuban/Thuban


If you want to check out the thuban-1-0-branch:

    cvs co -r thuban-1-0-branch thuban

If you already have a checkout from HEAD you could also do

   cvs update -r thuban-1-0-branch

You can get back to HEAD with

   cvs update -A

What is CVS?

"CVS" is an acronym for the "Concurrent Versions System".

The concurrent version control system or CVS is a "Source Control" or "Revision Control" tool designed to keep track of source changes made by groups of developers working on the same files, allowing them to stay in sync with each other as each individual chooses.

Borrowed from the CVS FAQ, section 320.

More about cvs at Pascal Molli's CVS page.


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