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Top 5 Reasons To Try SmartSVN

SmartSVN is WANdisco’s powerful graphical client for Apache Subversion. In this post, we run through our top five reasons to try SmartSVN.

1) It’s Cross Platform

SmartSVN runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, so you can continue to work with your operating system of choice. SmartSVN also offers comprehensive support for all of these operating systems – it integrates with Windows Explorer, and can be started as a background process on Windows and Linux.

SmartSVN integrated with Windows Explorer.

For Apple users, SmartSVN leverages the dock icon to automatically notify users of new transactions, and provides a Finder integration (Mac OS X 10.5).

2) Everything you need, out of the box!

SmartSVN comes complete with all the tools you need to manage your Subversion repositories:

  • Conflict Solver

Conflicts can be tricky for Apache Subversion users, but SmartSVN comes with a dedicated ‘Conflict Solver’ that takes the pain out of resolving them. SmartSVN’s built-in Conflict Solver combines the freedom of a general, three-way-merge with the ability to detect and resolve any conflicts that occur during the development lifecycle.

To access this conflict solver, open the ‘Query’ menu and select ‘Conflict solver.’

In the ‘Mark Resolved’ dialog, you can opt to:

  1. Leave the file/directory as it is.
  2. Accept the version in the working copy, as it was before the update or merge was performed.
  3. Accept the new version – the pristine copy after the update or merge was performed.
  4. Accept the old version – the pristine copy before the update or merge was performed.
  • File Compare

SmartSVN provides file-compare out of the box, combining the ability to compare with inner-line comparisons and the ability to edit the compared files directly.

The ‘File Compare’ option can be easily accessed through the ‘Show Changes’ option in the ‘Query’ menu.

  • Built in SSH Client

SmartSVN’s powerful SSH client allows users to access servers using the SSH protocol. This security-conscious protocol encrypts every piece of communication between the client and the server.

3) See the state of your files/directories at a glance

In the project directory you can see at a glance which directories contain local modifications (red arrows) and which directories have been changed in the repository (green arrows.)

Furthermore, you can easily see whether each file has been modified locally and whether it has been modified in the repository:

4) Optimized Interface

SmartSVN’s interface has been designed to give users an optimal view of their project’s state. This includes:

  • Placing the most ‘important’ files (such as conflicting, modified or missing files) at the top of the file list.
  • See at a glance which directories contain local modifications, which directories have been changed in the repositories, and whether individual files have been modified locally and modified in the repository.
  • Displaying all files – even files that don’t exist locally, or currently only exist in the repository. This is beyond the scope of many Apache Subversion clients.
  • Customize the displayed file information according to your needs.

5) Excellent Merge Support

SmartSVN’s xMerge add-on can take the pain out of merging moved and renamed files. xMerge analyzes the repository’s history and identifies files in the merge source and the merge target using Subversion’s copy-from information. This ensures that files can be located and correctly identified, even after they have been moved and/or renamed. This functionality also preserves a file’s log history with greater accuracy, even when a file has been moved and renamed before being merged.

Find out more about the xMerge add-on http://www.smartsvn.com/xmerge-addon

Ready to get started with SmartSVN? Download your free, 30 day free trial of SmartSVN Professional http://smartsvn.com/evaluate

Congratulations, The Chimney House!

At WANdisco we’re busy putting the final touches to an update for uberSVN’s Chimney House release, so it only seems fitting to congratulate our friends at The Chimney House venue, who have just been named one of the ‘most creatively designed boardrooms’ in the world!

Google may name their Android releases after desserts, and Apple name their releases after big cats, but as uberSVN is developed entirely in Sheffield, UK, we thought it was only fitting to name our releases after all our favourite Sheffield pubs and venues. The latest release of our award winning platform is named after The Chimney House venue in Kelham Island, Sheffield. After celebrating the release of uberSVN Chimney House at the venue, we’re excited (but not surprised!) by the news that The Chimney House came in at number two in eVenues’ list of ‘The World’s Most Creatively Designed Boardrooms.’

“While most of the creative boardroom designs sport a sleek futuristic look, it was refreshing to find the Sheffield meeting room at a UK venue called The Chimney House,” said eVenues, about their decision. “The red-brick walls, hardwood floors and salvaged furniture and decor give the place a welcoming, “lived-in” feeling which is sure to make anyone feel at home the moment they walk in.”

Coming in at number two, The Chimney House beats venues in Baltimore, Cape Town, Berlin and Sweden.

“We took the step of naming releases of uberSVN after local venues to show our support for the local area, so I’m really pleased to see a Sheffield venue being listed in a worldwide poll,” said David Richards, CEO and co-founder, WANdisco. “Congratulations to all our friends at The Chimney House!”

uberSVN’s Chimney House update is already available through the recently-launched Latest Release Channel. Visit the press release to find out more.

WANdisco Celebrate Success of uberSVN ‘Blake’

uberSVN fans may remember that we announced our codenaming strategy for uberSVN last month. For those not already in the know: Apple name their releases after big cats (Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion) and Google name their releases after desserts (Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich) but since uberSVN is developed entirely in Sheffield, UK, we decided to show our support for the local area, and name our releases after all our favourite Sheffield pubs.

The current release of uberSVN is codenamed Blake, after the Blake pub in Walkley, Sheffield, and to commemorate the release, we had a great night out at the Blake just before the holiday season. But, after the success of uberSVN Blake (we’ve now had over 50,000 downloads!) we felt we had to do something extra special, so we nipped back to the Blake and presented the owners with a very special, uberSVN plaque, as a “thank you” for letting us use their name.

Check out this photo of Kevin Walke, head of support at WANdisco, presenting the Blake staff with their uberSVN plaque (just before it took pride of place behind the bar!)

We’re looking forward to the next release!