Anonymous read-only access is provided in two forms:
Browsing using ViewCVS.
Using the CVS pserver.
To checkout the source, first you need to login:
$ cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/home/cvs/CVSROOT login
This will ask for a password. No password is required, just enter an empty password.
After anonymously logging in, checkout the source tree:
$ cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/cvs/CVSROOT checkout -r ROCKS_4_2 rocks
After initial checkout, you can change into this directory and execute cvs commands without the -d option. For example:
$ cvs update
Send a copy of your public ssh version 1 key (e.g., ~/.ssh/identity.pub) to email@example.com, and a short note explaining why you need write access. If you do not already have an ssh key on your client machine, simply run ssh-keygen -t rsa1 to build one.
Once we receive your public key, we will create an account for you and provide instructions on how to access the repository.