The longer you participate in the WordPress community, the more you’ll hear the term ‘Subversion’. Subversion is what allows WordPress installations to be upgraded automatically as new releases are committed to the WordPress versioning system. In other words, using subversion is a great way to use the bleeding edge of WordPress.
David Peralty has published an extensive guide on the GeeksareSexy website which contains all of the information you’ll need to know on how to run WordPress with Subversion. Grab your favorite beverage because the article is quite lengthy.
I’ve been wanting to setup a WordPress/subversion install on my local machine but never quite figured out how to do it. This article has inspired me though and I plan on going through with the process within the next few days. If you end up installing WordPress with Subversion, let me know about your experience.