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We recommend TortoiseCVS, an open source GUI client for CVS on Windows.
Checkout Mozilla-Delphi Code
- In Windows Explorer, create a new folder for the project then right-click it and choose 'Make New Module'.
- Server: mozdev.org
- Repository Folder: /cvs
- User Name: guest (or your user name)
- Module: delphi
- This will give you CVS Root:
- Click OK and you will be asked for your password during login. (it wil be remembered)
CVS is a complex tool and although clients like TortoiseCVS ease the learning curve it is still important to understand the basics of how CVS works. Basic information about CVS can be found here:
TortoiseCVS uses the context menu in Windows Explorer for operations and special icons to denote the status of files and directories. In general, you right-click a directory or file and select the operation you want from the context menu that pops up. The most common operations are on the main menu; some less common operations are under the expanding "CVS" entry on the context menu.
Common read operations:
- Follow the instructions above or in the TortoiseCVS User's Guide read the 'Basic Usage of TortoiseCVS', 'Checking out a Module' section.
- Follow the instructions in the TortoiseCVS User's Guide in the 'Basic Usage of TortoiseCVS', 'Updating your Sandbox' section.
Common write operations:
- Follow the instructions in the TortoiseCVS User's Guide in the 'Basic Usage of TortoiseCVS', 'Committing your Changes to the Repository' section.
- Follow the instructions in the TortoiseCVS User's Guide in the 'Advanced Usage of TortoiseCVS', 'Creating a new Repository or Module' section.
- Follow the instructions in the TortoiseCVS User's Guide in the 'Basic Usage of TortoiseCVS', 'Adding Files and Directories to the Repository' section.
Detailed instructions for using TortoiseCVS can be found here: