Checking Out Files from a Remote Repository
In order to work on shared files located in a remote repository, you need to
copy the necessary files and directories to your local working directory. This
is done by checking out the files from the repository.
To check out files from a remote repository:
- Choose CVS > Checkout from the main menu.
- On the first page of the CVS Checkout wizard, specify the location of the
CVS repository by choosing it from the CVS Root drop-down menu. If you are
unfamiliar with the syntax, you can click the Edit button and enter the
required information using the dialog.
- Enter your password in the Password field.
- If you are using a proxy, click the Proxy Configuration button and enter
the required information. Click Next.
- On the Module to Checkout page, specify the modules you want to check out
in the Module field or click the Browse button to choose from a list of all
modules in the repository. Note that if you do not specify a module, the
entire repository will be checked out.
- If you need to specify a specific branch, revision number, or tag for the
checkout, enter the information in the Branch field or click the Browse button
to choose from a list of all branches in the repository.
- Specify the local working directory into which you want to check out the
selected modules or branches. Alternately, you can click the Browse button to
navigate to the desired directory on your system.
- Click Finish to check out the files.
The IDE initiates the Check out command and the IDE's Status bar indicates
the progress of the files downloading from the branch to your local working
- If the checked-out sources contain a project, a dialog will appear
prompting you to open them in the IDE. If the sources do not contain a
project, the dialog will appear prompting you to create a new project from the
sources and then open them in the IDE.