I'm gonna post a more detailed how to, since Devas73 was so kind enough to clue me in when I was totally clueless. Not that you wouldn't bee much faster at figuring it out, but in case, why struggle?
OK, first download winCVS and install it.
2. Next, open the program,
3. go to Admin--> preferences
and in the CVSROOT field, enter
This will automatically fill in all the other fields, except the top one, which is a pull down menue,
4. pull down to pserver
5. go to Admin-->login
then you'll get a popup as well as a DOS window
and you enter anonymous
as your password
The pop up and the Dos windows disappear.... no worries, you've logged on.
6. Now go to Admin --> command line
7. Enter cvs co blender
8. Click on the box below which browses to the file location you want it
9. Click OK and it should start to download the goods, it will take a while
and they will be organized per the CVS project tree. To learn what
else you need to compile it, go to that thread, but you'll need to add
other libraries that Blender uses, like python, opengl, etc... that's not
Did I forget anything? Just ask, I'm happy to send you down another dead end road anytime