CVS is a development tool used to store and track changes to source code.
The entire PADS project, including the website, is stored using CVS.
The source code for PADS can be directly retrieved from the CVS
repository. This allows you to test new features before official release.
Along with new features, you will also be able to test new bugs. Since
this is the development repository, the latest revision of the code is
bound to have bugs.
If you would like to retrieve the most current code, the following
instructions will walk you through the build process. Please keep in mind
that the build process requires the GNU autoconf and automake utilities.
Step 1 - Get the Code
Run the following commands to retrieve the source code:
cvs -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/passive login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/passive co pads
Alternately, you can replace the second command with the following command
to retrieve version 1.2.
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/passive co -rPADS_1_2 pads
Step 2 - Prepare the Code
Move to the directory containing the PADS source code. For PADS version
1.1.3 and lower, execute the following commands:
tar -xvzf pcre-4.5.tar.gz
For PADS versions greater than 1.1.3, execute the following command:
Step 3 - Compile the Code
The code is now ready to be compiled.