[wp-hackers] On Subversion and 2.5.x-alpha not being in Trunk

Dougal Campbell dougal at gunters.org
Thu May 15 17:32:05 GMT 2008

John Blackbourn wrote:
> I use Subversion to update my WordPress installs. As it stands, with
> the 2.5.x development occuring under /branches/2.5 and not /trunk, it
> means if I have an install which uses
> svn.automattic.com/wordpress/branches/2.5 and do an svn up, I'll get
> the latest alpha instead of the latest stable release in that branch.
> In order to get round this I've tried using tags/2.5.x but this means
> I have to do an svn switch each time a new release is announced.
> Anyone updating a 2.3.x blog with Subversion can just use
> /branches/2.3 as only the latest stable release goes in there.
> Anyone else using Subversion to update their 2.5.x blogs this way?
> Which method are you using?

I track the current branch. Theoretically, the branch is receiving 
mostly bugfixes. And any new features that do go in will not be major 
changes likely to break anything. I just keep an eye on the svn mailing 
list to see what changes are going in. If something particularly 
important to me is fixed or added, I update.

Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org>

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