I can't believe that if I am not the only person with this problem that someone hasn't solved it long ago. May be I am doing something wrong. I am using CVS as a form of software delivery rather than a joint software development. On my machine, I have gimp-1.1.15. If I choose to update it, I need a patch 1.1.15 -> <current level>. So far as I can tell, only patches for <previous level> -> <current level> are archived. 1. Why not archive patches from say 1.1.11 -> <current level> whenever there is a new levels for levels 1.1.12 < level < 1.1.20? 2. If this is not thought possible or desirable, why not have a web CVS interface that can deliver any required patch on request. (I thought that bonsai did this, but I cannot get it to). I assume that I have got something wrong somewhere, but I cannot see what. Ben.