Bloat - for all your extraction needs

Getting the bleeding edge from Subversion

So, you want all the newest features in bloat? That's fine by me; just remember that these won't have any more testing than a simple "works for me".

Getting it for the first time

To get the source for the first time, open a terminal and type the following command:

svn co https://svn.bloat.org.uk/svnroot/bloat/trunk bloat

The first time you run this, you may be prompted about invalid certificates - as long as the certificate is valid for "*.sourceforge.net", you should be safe permanently accepting it. For the more paranoid amongst you, the fingerprint of the current certificate is a1:3a:51:83:60:5e:81:07:be:6c:06:d1:db:34:9b:d8:b9:40:b5:d0, which expires on 2008-03-18.

You'll probably also want to create a symlink to bloat. As root, rm /usr/local/bin/bloat, then ln -s $PWD/bloat/bloat/bloat /usr/local/bin. Yes, you honestly need that many "bloat"s.

Updating it once you've got it

This is a fairy simple operation - just cd to bloat's directory and type svn update

Keeping track of Subversion

If you want to keep track of bloat's development without actually using the Subversion version, CIA is what you need. Bloat's page on CIA provides a summary of commit info, and RSS feeds to subscribe to.

Browsing Subversion via the web

If you just want to look around the current development tree without checking out a copy, head on over to the ViewVC interface.

What happened to CVS?

Bloat's development tree used to be stored in CVS. In Feb 2006, this was changed. If you are still using CVS, check out a fresh copy using the instructions above.