I use Git and want to track upstream WordPress.
[UPDATE] I was using a utility here called svn2git. That was crazy. Now I’m just using git-svn and it rocks.
Here’s what I do to track Wordpress SVN. It couldn’t be easier.
git svn clone -s http://core.svn.wordpress.org wordpress_svn
The -s flag tells it you’ve got a normal-looking SVN repo. I clone it into a git repo (folder) called
It takes FOREVER… replaying svn history one commit at a time.
When you’re done… have a look at the branches
cd wordpress_svn git branch -r
To refresh it (or if it dies halfway through) just
git svn rebase
Couldn’t be easier. I have mine at https://github.com/newington/wordpress - master branch and usually at least one recent topic branch should be current.