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A whole new GitHub Universe

Learn about the exciting features and announcements revealed at this year's GitHub Universe conference. Learn more

Ever wanted to use SVN to grab code from GitHub? Well, now you can, and just like that GitHub is the world's biggest Subversion host. Here's a few things you might like to do with it:

  • Use any GitHub repository as an SVN external.
  • Use TortoiseSVN or your favorite SVN tool to view Git repositories.
  • Use existing build tools or continuous integrations systems that only work with SVN.

How's it work? Just checkout your project from svn.github.com:

svn checkout http://svn.github.com/schacon/simplegit.git

Give it a shot! For now it's only read-only, but who knows what will happen in the future!

Update: I'd just like to reiterate that even though we had some fun with the timing of this announcement that it ACTUALLY WORKS!

Update: Subversion support has been upgraded. Projects should be checked out from github.com rather than svn.github.com:

svn checkout https://github.com/schacon/kidgloves

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