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Shorthand for Subversion. See Wikipedia:Subversion

From http://subversion.tigris.org/ : The goal of the Subversion project is to build a version control system that is a compelling replacement for CVS in the open source community

TWiki's SVN is browsable at http://svn.twiki.org/svn/twiki/

The TWiki source is now managed in the TWiki Subversion repository. See also SubversionReadme.

  • Get bleeding edge KampalaRelease version and all plugin using Subversion:
    svn co http://svn.twiki.org/svn/twiki/trunk
  • Get current production version (TWiki-6.0.2) with latest urgent fixes using Subversion:
    svn co http://svn.twiki.org/svn/twiki/branches/TWikiRelease06x00

General background on Subversion: Version Control with Subversion (User Manual)


This is my way to set up a local SubversionMirrorSetUp in order to add my own branches and changes not compatible with the rest of the world.

-- OliverKrueger - 01 Mar 2006

i'd recommend SVK to do that (as a side benefit, performing an svk update with twiki.org on an empty update takes only a few seconds, as compared what is normally a minute or more using svn update)

-- WillNorris - 01 Mar 2006


-- MartinCleaver - 06 Mar 2006

At the risk of starting another branch war.. can we have a "stable" branch? Which means, a way to checkout the latest stable version of the software, from a URL that doesn't change.

This is useful for those of us that have a SubversionBasedTWikiInstall but want to have the latest stable+patches instead of the bleeding edge, without having to svn switch after each release.

-- RafaelAlvarez - 08 Oct 2006

Now that I think about it, the trick can be done at Apache level. For example, point




to the Patch branch, and update it acordingly when a new patch branch is released.

-- RafaelAlvarez - 08 Oct 2006

Rafael, no, not that way smile

I keep intending to create a latest release branch, into which i want to commit the contents of each release zip file. It will take a bit, as you have to make sure that the removed files also are svn removed, but this will be a massive improvement to the build system, as atm you have to change teh build.pl script whenever there is a release (so that it can create the ,v files as incremental changes from the last full release)

-- SvenDowideit - 09 Oct 2006

Rafael. If you use the Patch branch then it only "changes name" when TWiki is released as minor and major version. And this happens 1-2 times per year. When the release is a minor or major there can be some settings and tailoring that gets wiped out so it would be a really bad idea to automatically update a running production site from for example 4.1 to 4.2 or even 5.0. That would have to happen in a controlled way and probably with some hours of work getting your site back in order. But the patch releases in between should always be upgradeable without work afterwards.

-- KennethLavrsen - 09 Oct 2006

We have moved the MAIN development branch to the more standard twiki/trunk location

-- SvenDowideit - 17 Feb 2008

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