CVS is the source code control system used to
manage the eCos sources (and the sources for other projects at sourceware.org). The
anonymous CVS service at ecos.sourceware.org allows
net developers to get hold of an up-to-date set of eCos sources,
without having to wait for the next full release of the system. These
sources may include new functionality and fixes to various problems.
The disadvantage of anoncvs sources compared with full releases is
that the latter are given a full QA cycle, whereas there is no
guarantee that the anoncvs sources will even build at any one time.