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i HATE sourceforge (11 posts)

  1. DenisdeBernardy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Sourceforge has a pathetic usability. and I hate those 6+ js errors I get each time i view a page on it (ok, i've to admin my hosts file _is_ very long and discards their sucky ad server among others)

    Anyway... where are the pre-zipped nightly builds? I saw several bugs I found myself are corrected, but they're only available on the cvs repository -- which i do not know how to use.

  2. Michael Adams (mdawaffe)
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    1.5 is out now, so you can just download the offical source from the Download Page. I think a couple newer bugs have been rolled into that release.

    (If you're looking to keep up with the development process, a lot of people hate sourceforge and CVS in general: http://wordpress.org/download/svn/ )

  3. DenisdeBernardy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    <rant>
    actually, i've the 1.5 up and running. but then, there are some bugs in the 1.5 that weren't there in the 1.5. go figure...

    i normally submit bugs when they're not identified already. the thing here is they were all identified, so i figured i might want to download a more stable, less buggy nightly build. <i>et voilà</i>... no nightly builds anymore.

    what troubles me here is the logic behind the choice for cvs and sourceforge.

    arguably, wp developpers will have a better tool when it comes to subversions. but then, they've just stripped themselves of an entire community of bug finders who won't have the patience to download the builds at all.

    another thing i cannot find anymore is an automatically generated changelog digest. i remember i bumped into one a month or two ago, when the doc went from wiki to codex. it was never to be found again. if anything, the changelog helps bug finders as well. if i setup a new version of wp, and find a bug that wasn't there the previous day, odds are good it occurs in the recently modified code.

    if you ask me, whoever decided to go for sourceforce and cvs may have taken wp a step forward in terms of subversioning. at the same time, wp went a mile back in terms of quality control.
    </rant>

  4. Michael Adams (mdawaffe)
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    WordPress is no longer using CVS/Sourceforge. Again, see the above link. But that likely seems a technicality.

    Once you get to know how to use Subversion (svn), you'll find updating lot easier (simpler, faster) than updating with nightlies.

    Change Logs:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/User:RustIndy/Nightly_Changelogs
    http://mosquito.wordpress.org/changelog_page.php
    http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-svn/

    Mailing Lists:
    http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo/hackers
    http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo/wp-svn

    Nightlies:
    In flux - see the hackers mailing list.

  5. DenisdeBernardy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  6. Michael Adams (mdawaffe)
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Try emailing the address at the bottom of that page to inform someone of the problem.

  7. somefool
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "Once you get to know how to use Subversion (svn), you'll find updating lot easier (simpler, faster) than updating with nightlies."
    Fine, but PLEASE, how does this SVN thing work? What do I do? help!

  8. somefool
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    ahh, I got svn listing with svnx and subversion
    http://www.macupdate.com/search.php?keywords=svn&os=macosx

    now what? how do I update my server?

  9. Ryan Duff
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    somefool: SVN Book

  10. somefool
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I did look, but its all VERY overwhelming and surely unnecessary if you just want to use it to upgrade? Its a bit like handing someone who want to know how to print, instructions on disassembling and rebuilding a computer from scratch.

    SVN seems to be bandied about like everyone should know what it is/does, might I suggest a more descriptive walkthrough on the svn page?

  11. Ryan Duff
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    SVN Discussion moved here

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