Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Meaning of oacs-4-6
People who aren't familiar with CVS, well, generally they don't use it. They download a tarball instead. So I think perhaps what you should really asking for, is more rapid release of point releases, with tarballs, plus also some clear instructions on the website for how to properly yank different releases out of cvs, since some people definitely will want to do that.
(Personally, I never use source tarballs when I can pull a release from CVS instead. CVS is just better.)