CVS Repository Account
To manage course projects (e.g., to retrieve the code we provide for a project) you will need a special account named the "CVS repository account". You can find your CVS repository account (and associated password) by accessing grades.cs.umd.edu and selecting "Receive Class Account". Usually your account has the login id cs131XXX where XXX is a number.
In addition to your CVS repository account, you need to know the host computer and the CVS repository base directory. This semester the host computer will be:
The Repository Path to use in Eclipse's "Add CVS Repository" dialog form will be:
where cs131XXX is yourCVS repository account. Don't use cs131XXX as is an invalid account.
Remember to use "extssh" for the "Connection Type" option.
Things to Check If You Are Having Problems
- A common mistake while setting your repository is to use cs131XXX rather than your own account.
- Select the "Save Password" option while setting the CVS repository.
- In some cases you need to actually type the password you retrieve from grades.cs.umd.edu (rather than just cut and paste).
- You must use "extssh" as connection type.
Please see the instructions provided in "Managing Projects" for further information.