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Re: new to cvc

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: new to cvc
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 16:08:15 -0700

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Fred J. <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello
> I got to your cvs site after googleing, never knew
> about cvs before I read it on the forum.
> I read from posts that the people have cvc emacs. well
> mine is debian, what is cvs, is somthing I am missing?

Yes, you are.

> after a bit of browser around
> the first line which says about cvs
> [CVS is a version control system. Using it, you can
> record the history of your source files.]
> well, that means it is for developers of the project
> "emcas in my case". so, do I get to download the
> latest emacs from there or what's going on? and with
> apt-get and pacakge management in debian, am I up for
> some hills to overcome?

Typically, one would consider 'cvs emacs' to be
the top-of-tree revision of the emacs sources as
kept in a cvs repository.

Unless you plan to aid in development of GNU
Emacs, you probably want to use a stable release
of the software.

would give you a pointer to the latest stable

However, you may look at the browse the sources of
the latest Emacs versions of the file under CVS
source control via the web here:

or you may obtain the latest changes via after
reading through the various bits of documentation
on the home page:

Read the URL:

to tell you what to do after you become a project
member to fetching the sources using either cvs
with your project membership id, or by mirroring
the cvs repository yourself and using cvs locally

The address@hidden e-mail list is for those
concerned with support for the 'cvs' command which
should already be part of your debian GNU/Linux

        Good luck,
        -- Mark
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