Before you begin
Before you can start working on a project, you need to go to
and get an account.
When you have a user account, you can create project or join one. In
this case, you would want to join the
project(i hope). Once you've done that, you can setup
your computer and start working.
Once you have started or joined a project, you need to setup SSH.
SSH will allow you to have secure access to the server for CVS and
uploading the project website.
The first step to installing SSH is to get the file. The
SSH homepage is at http://www.ssh.net
and you can get the Win32 version at ftp://ftp.cs.hut.fi/pub/ssh/contrib/ssh-1.2.14-win32bin.zip
After you download the file, extract it to any directory you want. I
was reading an SSH/CVS/WIN32 guide on SourceForge when i did this, and
it said to put it in c:\usr\local\bin, so i did, but you can put it anywhere. The examples
here will use c:\usr\local\bin, so just replace it with the directory where you
Once you have SSH unpacked, you need to edit your
file. At the end of the file, add the line
and replace "c:\usr\local\bin" with your path. This will allow you to
use SSH without being in the directory where it is. After this, you
need a home directory, where SSH stores your settings and information.
I used "c:\windows\profiles\richard", so i added this line to autoexec.bat:
Now you need to create and "etc" directory in your home directory. You can use
Windows Explorer or the DOS Windows to do this. I used the DOS window with these
Now go to the "etc" directory and create a file called "passwd". The file should have one line
Replace "user" with your SourceForge username and "home" with the path
of your home directory. Now you have autoexec.bat setup for SSH, but to use it without
rebooting, type in these commands in a DOS windows(with your paths):
Now to test SSH, go to a dos window and type(replacing username with your
username and project with the project you are working on):
SSH -l username project.sourceforge.net
Now SSH should ask you for a password, and when you enter it some text will
scroll by before you get to a prompt that says "[user@shell1 user]$". Now type in
"logout" to exit the SSH connection.
I'm not sure if you need command line CVS to setup WinCVS, so i'll just
explain how to setup WinCVS and see if anyone reports problems. First, you need
to get the file from http://www.wincvs.org.
After you download the file, install the program. When you start it for the first time,
it will ask for some information, so enter this information(this information is for FreeD
Modeller, just replace "freed" with the name of your project):
Authentication: SSH server
When you do an import, set the "module name and path on the server" to "freed"
If you have any problems email me at firstname.lastname@example.org