[wp-hackers] WordPress stable branch

Jason Bainbridge jbainbridge at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 21:56:18 GMT 2005

On 6/23/05, Firas D. <fd at firasd.org> wrote:
> Scott Merrill wrote:
> >Mark Rosenstand wrote:
> >
> >
> >>With everything changing for 1.6, I *really* feel a need for a seperate stable
> >>branch. WordPress is by its interpreted nature a true dream to keep updated
> >>through SVN; but when the DB tables starts changing it really isn't that much
> >>fun any more.
> >>
> >>What are the reasons for not branching, if any?
> >
> >Because the tag exists, and works:
> >  svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/
> >
> >That's your stable version.

> >
> If you do an svn co of a tag, eg
> And then there's another tag, eg
> You can't get the letter by doing an svn up on a checkout of the former.

There probably should be at least a branch/1.5.1, it should be fairly
easy to create just by copying tags/ then fixes takes place in
the branch for the stable version and when ready for a release the
next 1.5.1.X tag can be created.

Any chance of getting that in place? A lot of people like to use SVN
for it's ease of use but don't want to use TRUNK and if they have to
switch between checkouts then SVN loses it's ease of use for upgrading
a WP install in place.

Jason Bainbridge
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Personal Site - http://jasonbainbridge.com

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