Another WordPress Milestone

December 1st, 2008

At approximately 19:38:33 on December 1, 2008 Ryan Boren became the owner of the 10,000th changeset to the WordPress code. This particular code set change was a re-ordering of font families for Windows font selection that was initially patched by Matt Thomas. There has been a discussion taking place within the WP-Testers mailing list that the Bitstream font is horrible and that it needed to be replaced by Verdana. Looks like they received their wish.

By the way, the first Changeset to appear since the WordPress team began using Trac happened on April 1, 2003 (6 years ago). The changeset involved a new respository initialized by cvs2svn and the author is anonymous.

cvs2svn is a program that can be used to migrate a CVS repository to Subversion (otherwise known as “SVN”) or git. Documentation:

A hearty congratulations goes out to not only the core development team, but to all those who have submitted patches that in turn were committed to the core.




  1. Lorenzo Raffio (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks for all the job you’re making for WP!! :D

  2. Kirk M (67 comments.) says:

    There was a vicious rumor floating around that at the moment of the 10,000th changeset being submitted to Trac, WordPress would change into MT4.

    Guess not, huh? :D

  3. Miroslav Glavic (27 comments.) says:


    can someone explain what subversion/svn means?

    • Otto (215 comments.) says:

      Subversion is a fairly commonplace version control system for software projects. It’s like a management tool, where you can add changes to a piece of software and keep track of them over time. Version control systems like SVN let you do several things that would be otherwise difficult to do, especially since several people may be working on different parts of the project at the same time.

      Every time you add a new change, the version counter in the “repository” goes up by one. So this marks the 10,000th change to the WP software since it was moved into the SVN system.

  4. Lazy says:

    i am happy its verdana :)

  5. Kim (4 comments.) says:

    @Kirk – still **gasping** at that thought! lol

    I was watching Trac this afternoon to see when it would finally roll over to 10000. It hung in there at 9999 for quite awhile before Ryan finally kicked it up to the 10000 mark, then past it with another commit just moments later.

    2.7 RC1 was released about 30 minutes ago at changeset 10005.

    Congrats to the WordPress team and community on this milestone. :)

  6. Konstantin Kovshenin (6 comments.) says:

    Oh, sorry, commented the earlier post about first look at wp 2.7. Anyways, thx :)

  7. Matt Thomas (1 comments.) says:

    It was a very proud moment for me. :)

  8. Dianso (6 comments.) says:



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