According to Brian Kernighan, â€œEveryone knows that debugging is twice as hard as writing a program in the first place. So if you're as clever as you can be when you write it, how will you ever debug it?â€ With that in mind I'm re-exposing myself to the spaghetti that is the Aihato WordPress code base.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 months ago, on February 09, 2013, at 22:02 |
A while ago we succeeded in upgrading the Debian server where I keep many of my SVN repositories. (The server was running on â€œtestingâ€, but we hadn't dared to upgrade it for a long time until it came time to make it â€œstableâ€ again with Lenny.) On of the upgraded packages in Lenny is Subversion, now at 1.5.1, which means that I can finally start using subversions new merge tracking features.
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on January 30, 2010, at 02:01 |
The annoyances that I suffered earlier today during the upgrade of a WordPress plugin made me turn to my favorite text-editor to create a simple script, svn-replace-dir:
By Rowan Rodrik, 3 years ago, on January 14, 2010, at 00:01 |
Two months prior to writing a script to upgrade MediaWiki installations using Subversion vendor branches, I wrote something similar for WordPress. It's a little bit more limited and should really incorporate some of the improvements made for the MediaWiki version, but it worked fine so far:
By Rowan Rodrik, 4 years ago, on September 20, 2009, at 13:09 |
Vendor branches are the properâ„¢ way of merging upstream changes in your web application installations. In Subversion, managing vendor branches isn't so easy as it is in Git. Still, vendor branches make it much easier to track upstream.
By Rowan Rodrik, 4 years ago, on July 20, 2009, at 14:07 |
My friend, Wiebe, keeps his website in Subversion. (Always keep your project files in version management or you'll be sorry.) He used to manually track the date with the last significant change in each file (because who cares about typos, right?). But, of course, he kept forgetting to update this when he actually made such changes. So, he decided that he wanted to publish the full SVN log for each page.
By Rowan Rodrik, 4 years ago, on May 26, 2009, at 10:05 |
I don't know why, but everything associated with Ruby on Rails seems to change all the time, without notice, or (in the case of URLs) without redirect.
By halfgaar, 4 years ago, on February 19, 2009, at 15:02 |
Since version 2.6, WordPress can be installed in its own directory, separate from your customizations and everthing. Needless to say, this makes upgrading a whole lot easier.
By Rowan Rodrik, 4 years ago, on January 30, 2009, at 14:01 |
Update (July 30, 2008): I added information about making sure that the patch was successful.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on March 13, 2008, at 21:03 |
I'm now on WordPress 2.3.1. It was about time too; I was still on 2.1. Importing the tags from Ultimate Tag Warrior worked fine. Before upgrading and importing, I quickly patched my local version of WP with a little help from Subversion:
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on November 26, 2007, at 00:11 |