I just created a CVS branch “rel-1-4-patches”, which is for bugfixes of the current 1.4 only.
You’ll have to check the 1.4 out like this:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/devil-linux co -r rel-1-4-patches build
(I hope this command still works, I copied it out of the docs)
The “head” branch will be for the next development release 1.5.