edbrowse cvs instructions

edbrowse cvs instructions

If you are getting the latest, every few days or so, as small changes are made, and bugs are fixed, you may find the sourceforge cvs system more conveniend then fetching and unpacking my zip archive every time. It's just an alternate form of readonly access. Do this once:

cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@edbrowse.cvs.sourceforge.net/cvsroot/edbrowse co ebsmjs

Everything you want will be in an ebsmjs directory. Type make, then symbolic link from your bin, or make a bash alias, to the executable. Then, when I report a change or fix, do this from inside the ebsmjs directory:

cvs update -d

It updates only the changed files, you type make, and that's it.

Since I'm not really messing with versions or version numbers, there's no harm in this "get the latest" approach.

I should mention that sourceforge would start to frown if thousands of people were using this method of automatic update, but for a group as small as ours, doing an update every now and then, I don't think it's a problem.

If you have to customize the makefile in some way, to get edbrowse to build, move your makefile to makefile.custom, and create a new build command `make -f makefile.custom'. Then, if I update and overwrite the standard makefile, it won't cause you any trouble.