Subversion List of Commands

To some of us who use Subversion occasionally, I documented several of the popular commands that I use quite regularly at http://subversion.surfcali.com. Subversion is version control system that I use for keeping track of my programming projects. Documentation is available online, but I’ve made a short list of popular commands that are much simpler to read. It works as a great online reference tool as well.

So, here’s my handy list of Subversion commands.

Keeping Up With WordPress Development

One way of keeping up with the latest WordPress development is to install WordPress using Subversion. Subversion is an open source version control system. Using Subversion is a great way of synchronizing your WordPress install with the latest code changes in WordPress development.

In this example, we will install WordPress files in the /var/www/wordpress directory using the Subversion checkout. We will get the latest WordPress development code in the main WordPress “trunk” at Automattic’s. To install WordPress using Subversion:

cd /var/www/wordpress
sudo svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/trunk .

At this moment, there’s a big redesign of the WordPress’ Dashboard. The design changes will be part of the WordPress 2.7 release. The Dashboard changes are significant. The redesign employs a new menu system with an entirely different look and feel.

To keep up with daily development, I’ve installed a WordPress instance using Subversion. Updates to my install with the main development track called “trunk” can be synchronized in seconds using a simple command line entry (see below).

# sudo svn update

Having a WordPress instance maintained by Subversion is key to keeping up with the latest WordPress development. It’s a great way of familiarizing oneself to the upcoming WordPress release before it hits the general public.

You can also participate in the testing and bug reporting. The WordPress community can always use a few more users to test the greatest and latest code.