Re: Making the changes from Trac
If you’re using a windows machine, research a program called TortoiseSVN, it will allow you to turn a plain old directory on your computer into a download directory for the SVN that you export into (never liked that it was called export, should be import, but whatever.)
Pauls’ right though… Typically the Trunk is safe, but because it’s not rigorously tested in any kind of capacity by multiple people, it has the potential to introduce new bugs by fixing old ones.
I went through a phase as a developer where I wanted to stay on the bleeding edge of the updates, but to be honest it gets to be difficult to keep up with the updates.
My suggestion is to be as patient as you can with what’s available because it’s typically the most stable, and only update to a trunk version if something specific is fixed that you need, and you are instructed to do so to alleviate your issues.