FYI in regards to Akismet as a subversion…

FYI in regards to Akismet as a subversion external.

Older versions of WordPress used Akismet -trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. as an external. So for active Akismet pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party development we created a -dev directory, to avoid any accidental breakage.

Current versions of WordPress use a release tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) of the Akismet plugin as an external. With that change there isn’t much point in having a -dev for the Akismet WP plugin. This is a heads up for anyone still using Akismet -trunk as an external that it will be used for current development work again. If you don’t want to get those changes you should switch your external to the current release tag (2.5.3):

I don’t think there are many folks left using Akismet -trunk as an external, but I still wanted to update people on the situation.