Cvs???

i’m sorry, but i’m totally lost when people mention blender cvs. what is it?

What it is:

And where to get it:
http://www.blenderbuilds.com/

Adding to roofoo’s post, CVS builds can also be found here and in the testing builds forum over at blender.org.

yes, but even if binaries are always nice,
you can just once set up yourself a nice build system on your own computer,
and get easy updates of blender every day if you like.

here’s more info on how to work with the actual cvs:

http://mediawiki.blender.org/index.php/BlenderDev/New_Dev_Info#Checking_Out_Sources_From_CVS

.b