Subversion (SVN) Access
If you are a developer and familiar with SVN, this page is for you.
To checkout Magento's latest and greatest, use the
svn checkout http://svn.magentocommerce.com/source/branches/1.8
To checkout our "work in progress" (alpha version), use the following
svn checkout http://svn.magentocommerce.com/source/branches/1.8-trunk
Please note: Do not use the Alpha Branch in a production environment. We do not guarantee that any of the functionality or code found in our Alpha Branch will be made available in our stable releases.