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Developer Information

Access to the CVS repository of LON-CAPA is available by

  • web
  • CVS command line tools -- submit a help request to the MSU LON-CAPA group to request a CVS USERNAME.

    The initial CVS commands would be:

    export CVS_RSH=ssh
    export CVSROOT=:ext:USERNAME@source.lon-capa.org:/home/cvs 
    cvs co loncapa

    You will be prompted to enter your password each time you issue a cvs command.
    A solution to this is to use

            ssh-keygen -b 2048 -t rsa
    to generate public and private keys in ~/.ssh/
    Send the public key (id_dsa.pub) to helpdesk@lon-capa.org so it can be added to the appropriate authorized_keys file on source.lon-capa.org

    For more information on using CVS, please visit http://www.cvshome.org/ or read loncom/build/readme.html after downloading the current version of LON-CAPA as described above.

Additionally, the IRC channel #loncapa on freenode.net often contains a few lon-capa developers willing to help out.

Contact Us: lon-capa@lon-capa.org

Supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF-ITR 0085921, NSF-CCLI-ASA 0243126, and NSF-CCLI 0717790. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Initial funding for CAPA has been provided by the Alfred. P. Sloan Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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