Diff’ing wordpress releases

A new wordpress release is out and you’d like to know what’s changed? Sure, you can read the changelog, but is that REALLY enough?

Point your interweb box to: http://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/ and then use svn to show you exactly what’s changed. Pick the URLs to the tags that represent the two releases you’d like to compare, and then:

svn diff http://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/3.0.4/ \
http://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/3.0.5/  > ~/tmp/wp-3.0.4_to_3.0.5.txt

Then inspect “~/tmp/wp-3.0.4_to_3.0.5.txt” to see what’s changed.

3 thoughts on “Diff’ing wordpress releases

  1. Nice. I spend a ton of time in the shell, and I’m one with svn – but highlighting the *parts* of lines that’ve changed is sweet.

  2. Yeh I’m a shell guy myself too, but staring at black and white plain text diffs makes my head spin!


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