You don’t have to wait for distribution to come out - you can always download fresh source code from SourceForge repository and compile it by yourself. You should know that this way you may download unstable version, testing version or a project under construction, so it is not recommended for users with less experience. On the other hand, CVS repository is the place where you can find bugs fixed and new TuxGuitar features before the official release.

CVS:

CVS (Concurrent Versions System) allows you to access developer’s CVS repository (server) as an anonymous user. There are many CVS clients, but the original one can be downloaded here:

http://ftp.gnu.org/non-gnu/cvs/binary/stable/

Note that Windows version is named x86-woe. Most Linux distributions include CVS application inside, so maybe you don’t need to download it.

After you unpack the client application you should type a command into console (command prompt).

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@tuxguitar.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/tuxguitar checkout MODULE_NAME

Where MODULE_NAME is the name of the module you want to checkout (download). The main module’s name is TuxGuitar (case sensitive), but there are many modules (TuxGuitar-alsa, TuxGuitar-ptb, etc.)

You can browse the repository on TuxGuitar SourceForge project.

If this is not enough information for you, here you can find a whole book about CVS.