Apache Subversion 1.7.5 Released

The Apache Subversion community has released another update to the popular version control system. The just-released Subversion 1.7.5 features a string of enhancements, including a performance improvement for scanning the working copy root, and a memory and file-handle management improvement. As usual, the release also includes some bug fixes:

  • a fix for regression from version 1.6 in update with –depth option
  • a fix for a potential use of already freed memory during diff operation
  • fix ‘svn update –depth=empty’ against 1.4 servers
  • a fix for undefined behaviour during multi-segment reverse merges

As ever, the latest binaries are available for free download from the WANdisco website, and users of uberSVN, the free, open ALM platform for Apache Subversion, can easily upgrade to 1.7.5 from inside their installation. uberSVN is free to download and free to use, and not only did it turn one year old last month, but it came out of beta testing, to boot! uberSVN had a hugely successful first year: it was awarded the Made in Sheffield mark and Business IT Innovation of the Year medal, and has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the community.

The full list of what’s new and noteworthy in Apache Subversion 1.7.5, is available in the Changes file.

2 Responses to “Apache Subversion 1.7.5 Released”

  • Good news. I like the fix of the test suite. Now I can run the build against apr-1.4.6, so the build works on ubuntu-12.04 again. Thanks!

  • subversion 1.7.5 does not configure on ubuntu-12.04 x64
    configure: Configuring Subversion 1.7.5
    configure: creating config.nice
    checking for gcc… gcc
    checking whether the C compiler works… no

    contents of config.log
    configure:3059: gcc -m64 -m64 conftest.c >&5
    /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.6/../../../../lib/libgcc_s.so when searching for -lgcc_s
    /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/../lib/libgcc_s.so when searching for -lgcc_s
    /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.6/../../../libgcc_s.so when searching for -lgcc_s
    /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libgcc_s.so when searching for -lgcc_s
    /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s
    collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

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