Unable to access source code using cvs


I installed Tortoise CVS and followed the instructions here: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/index.php?title=TortoiseCVS#Checking_out_Audacity_as_anonymous

After pressing Fetch List, I got the following error, although the List box was still populated:

Could this be a corporate firewall blocking cvs? Any suggestions on what to do to get around this. I understand that CVS is the means of submitting new code to Audacity.


David Wallace

(output follows)

Error, CVS operation failed

In C:DOCUME~1dawallacLOCALS~1Temp: “C:Program FilesCVSNTcvs.exe” -q -Q ls -q /

connect to audacity.cvs.sourceforge.net:2401 failed: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.

Error, CVS operation failed

Scanning for web log URL on server

Trying http://audacity.cvs.sourceforge.net/audacity/
Error, one of the CVS operations failed

It may have just been a glitch with the server, so it’s worth trying again.
Sorry I can’t offer any help with TortoiseCVS (I use the native Linux CVS utility).

CVS is used to manage the source code. Checking out (downloading) can be done by anyone using a CVS client, but uploading is (not surprisingly) restricted.

If you wish to submit any new code for Audacity, sign up to the Audacity-devel mailing list. Details here: http://audacityteam.org/community/developers

Hi David!

I am running 64-bit Vista so my experience is not exactly the same as yours. Tortoise CVS will not install on Vista so I searched out WinCvs which install CVSNT; I do not use the GUI (windowed interface) but runs CVS directly from the command line. With using a commandline, click the start button on the taskbar for the Run… selection. In The Run… dialogue enter this:
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@audacity.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/audacity checkout audacity
this will create a folder called Audacity in your root directory. Use Windows to search for the Audacity folder if you’re not sure where your root directory is located.