Before you get started
Be aware this is a preview. Don't merge this into your main branch and run along using it. I've tested it a lot but there may be issues I'm unaware of. Create a test branch for your blog before you continue. When everything gets cleared up, I'll release this feature and you can pull from the master branch.
First be sure you have a remote pointing to the Octopress repository.
git remote -v should return something like this:
octopress git://github.com/imathis/octopress.git (fetch)
If not, you'll want to add a remote with
git remote add octopress git://github.com/imathis/octopress.git.
Using the 2.1 branch
Create a test branch for your local Octopress blog and pull the latest from the octopress/linklog branch and update your blog.
git checkout -b 2.1 git pull octopress 2.1 rake update_source rake update_style
If you have merge conflicts, deal with those before you continue.
Read the docs
You can begin posting linked posts but you might want to learn about the new configurations
I want to know what you like and don't like with this update. What do you think about the styling? What about the variable names for the configuration options? Thanks!