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Product News : WANdisco Certified Apache Subversion 1.8 Binaries Available for Free Download
on 2013/6/18 6:04:52 (484 reads)
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WANdisco, a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development and a major sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation, announced availability of Subversion 1.8, which offers significantly improved merge capabilities and major improvements in storage efficiency. WANdisco offers free, fully tested, certified Subversion 1.8 binaries for download on its website.

WANdisco open source developer and senior Subversion committer Julian Foad led the effort to deliver symmetric merge in version 1.8. With the contributions of Julian Foad and WANdisco's other open source developers, the company delivered on past promises it made to the Apache Subversion community to support the significant merge improvements and other enhancements that users had been asking for.

With Subversion 1.8, users will enjoy long-awaited merge functionality enhancements as well as major improvements in storage efficiency. The enhancements include:
* Symmetric, or automatic, merge capability for simplifying the merge process and eliminating conflicts caused by users selecting the wrong type of merge.
* Simultaneous change handling between branches rather than differentiating between sync and reintegration merge forms.
* Rejection of merge attempts between unrelated branches to decrease the likelihood of user errors that often result in conflicts.
* Decrease in server set-up costs.
* Revision property packing and directory deltification to reduce backup and restore times as well as the number of files stored for up to more than 90% storage capacity savings.

"While Subversion simplifies development and helps teams seamlessly collaborate, it has had limited merge capabilities, leading some developers to choose other SCM systems," said David Richards, WANdisco CEO. "Subversion 1.8, under the development leadership of Julian Foad, has addressed those issues and users will greatly appreciate the powerful new features."

WANdisco's Subversion binaries provide a complete, fully tested version of Subversion based on the most recent stable release, including the latest fixes, and undergo the same rigorous quality assurance process that WANdisco uses for its enterprise products that support the world's largest Subversion implementations.

About Subversion

Apache Subversion is an open source version control system founded in 2000. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. In a 2007 report by Forrester Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category. The Subversion project and software have seen incredible success over the past decade and Subversion continues to enjoy widespread adoption in both the open source arena and the corporate world. Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software. For more information, please visit:

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