Development > Subversion Repository
This page describes how to use the MusicBrainz Subversion Repository.
The latest bleeding edge version of our software source is always available to everyone interested by our read-only Subversion repository. You can browse the Subversion repository online. Changes to the source trees are commented, releases are labeled, so you can find out what was going on and retrieve older releases if necessary. This system is well suited to administer changes to a project made by a group of various developers, and is thus used by many large Internet projects. For more information on how to use Subversion visit the Subversion home page.
Checking out source code
To check out source code from our repository use this command:
svn co http://svn.musicbrainz.org/<module>/trunk <module>
Confused? Send an email to email@example.com if you need more help, or drop by the IRC channel at
irc://irc.freenode.net/musicbrainz. Additionally, check out the Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.
Transition to Git
From early 2010 onwards, MusicBrainz is in the process of slowly transitioning from Subversion to Git.
The MusicBrainz Server is currently the only project that has made the transition; the source code for the current "NGS" version has been removed from Subversion and is now available at http://git.musicbrainz.org.
There is also a Git mirror on Github at https://github.com/metabrainz/musicbrainz-server that is ready for you to fork and/or clone.