Write a tutorial for setting up a local dev environment
A section of the core contributor handbook will be about how to set up a local test install, including a web server, Subversion, and WordPress. Because of the various operating systems and software packages out there, we’re going to need a few different tutorials.
I need some people willing to write up procedures for a number of standard setups. This includes:
- WordPress on XAMPP (both Windows and Mac) MAMP, and MacPorts
- TortoiseSVN and a tutorial on command-line Subversion usage, including co, up, revert, diff; patch; conflicts, etc.
- Whatever you Linux guys use 🙂
I’d also love an article on getting the test suite up and running. Anything I’m missing?
So, for these procedures, people can volunteer (probably for their current setup). Once steps are written, others will need to test them. Many procedures may heavily borrow from or link to outside resources (such as the vendor sites themselves) — this is fine. And, there may already be some good things in the Codex or on other sites about getting WordPress running. Again, fine. (There are SVN articles by both @westi and @markjaquith, and those are probably great to start from.) Gather links, screenshots, further reading, whatever will help.
So, who is in?