WANdisco Announces Availability of Apache Subversion 1.9.0 alpha binaries

Apache have announced the release of the binaries for Subversion 1.9.0 alpha with a number of significant improvements.

It’s important to note that this is an alpha release and as such is not recommended for production environments. If you’re able to download and test this release in a non production environment though we’d be grateful for any feedback – if you notice anything untoward or even just want to chat or ask about this latest version please drop us a post in our forums.

This release introduces improvements to caching and authentication, some filesystem optimisations for fsx and fsfs, a number of additions to svnadmin commands and improvements to the interactive conflict resolution menus. Other enhancements include:

  • New options for ‘svnadmin verify’
  •  –check-normalization
  •  –keep-going
  • svnadmin info: print info about a repository.
  • additions to svn cleanup
  •  add ‘–remove-unversioned’ and ‘–remove-ignore’
  •  add ‘–include-externals’ option
  •  add ‘–quiet’ option

You can see a full list of changes in the release notes here.

To save you the hassle of compiling from source you can download our fully tested, certified binaries free from our website here: http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/download/early-access

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.

Using TortoiseSVN or SmartSVN? As this is an alpha release there’s no compatible version of these Subversion clients yet, but watch this space and we’ll have them ready before the general release of Subversion 1.9.0.

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