The First Subversion 1.7 Alpha Release is Available Now and The Community Needs Your Feedback

The long awaited and highly anticipated release of Subversion 1.7 is almost upon us.  Like any successful open source project, Subversion needs active participation and feedback from its user community.     This  is especially true in the case of 1.7,  given its emphasis on client-side performance and  new client tools.  That’s why Subversion 1.7.0 alpha-1 has now been made available for user testing.    Major 1.7 enhancements include:

  • HTTPv2- a protocol rewrite designed to enhance performance by reducing the number of round trips between the client and the server with every request.
  • WC-NG – a rewrite of the working copy library that enhances performance by centralizing metadata storage and provides a foundation for supporting features such as shelving and offline commits in future releases.
  • svnrdump –  a new client tool that provides the same functionality as  svnadmin dump and svnadmin load, but  on remote repositories.   There’s no need for administrator access to the source or target repository on on the remote server’s filesystem.

A complete list of what’s new is available at  http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.7.html.  Download 1.7 now at: http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/download/1_7-alpha.  Contribute to the success of this major new release by providing your feedback at:  http://www.svnforum.org/forums/56-Apache-Subversion-1.7.0-Alpha-Support .   This is your chance to make a positive impact on the world’s most popular version control system and its more than five million users.


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