Sourceforge, eh? Yeah, they're loads of fun when you're working on a project. For quick and easy checkout tho, it really isn't too bad. Let me show you some voodoo:
1. Go to http://www.cygwin.com
, download cygwin and install.
2. Run cygwin
3. If you don't have a c:\temp folder, create it with the following command at the "bash$" prompt:
bash$ mkdir /cygdrive/c/temp
4. Create c:\temp\spgl and change to that directory::
bash$ mkdir /cygdrive/c/temp/spgl
bash$ cd /cygdrive/c/temp/spgl
5. Now for the fun part. Perform the following commands. These are the ones from the sf pages, more or less verbatim:
bash$ cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/spgl login
password: (press enter without entering anything)
bash$ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/spgl co .
You'll note the "." after the co (short for checkout). This means "get me everything". Literally it means "the current directory" as in "cd .". So replacing "." with "spgl-tools" would get you only the spgl tools.
BTW, if you find yourself working with SF a lot, I highly recommend getting TortoiseCVS