That’s right, Essence is now on Github which means there is no reason for you to not contribute! I’m honestly just learning Git for this very purpose, so if you see something wrong with the setup please let me know and I’ll get it fixed up.
The process of converting from SVN to Git was made extremely painless with svn2git so thanks to Kevin Menard for his work on that. One of the things that I had on SVN was a simple packaging script that packaged trunk into a .zip file to be uploaded to the wordpress.org repository. If anyone wants to write a similar packaging script for Git I would appreciate it.
#!/bin/bash # Packages the Essence theme into a .zip to release PKG_DIR=trunk svn up $PKG_DIR rm -rf essence essence.zip cp -r $PKG_DIR essence rm essence/essence.komodoproject find essence/ -type d -name '.svn' | xargs rm -rf zip -r essence.zip essence rm -rf essence echo "Essence successfully packaged into essence.zip" exit