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WANdisco Celebrates uberSVN ‘Chimney House’ Release

As the uberSVN community will already know, uberSVN came out of beta last week with the 12.04 release. This award winning ALM platform for Apache Subversion is developed entirely in Sheffield (and has the Made in Sheffield mark to prove it!) To show our support for the local area, all of our uberSVN releases are named after local Sheffield venues. uberSVN 11.12 was codenamed ‘Blake’ and the just-released uberSVN 12.04 is the Chimney House release, after The Chimney House venue in Kelham Island, Sheffield.

After hearing we were naming our award-winning software after their venue, our friends at The Chimney House were kind enough to put on a private party for the WANdisco team. We all had a great time, and presented our friends at The Chimney House with a very special, uberSVN plaque to mark the occasion.

As this release marks uberSVN moving out of beta testing, we decided to really push the boat out, and ordered our very own uberSVN cupcakes from Sheffield-based cake company, Fancie. We think you’ll agree, Fancie did an amazing job!

We even posted a few boxes of uberSVN cupcakes from Crumbs and Doilies to some lucky recipients – we hope you all enjoyed your cake!

uberSVN 12.04 can be downloaded now. More information is available at the Release Notes.

Happy Birthday uberSVN!

uberSVN is one year old! It’s been a great first year for uberSVN, the open ALM platform for Apache Subversion. Not only has this unique, SVN-based product been awarded the Made in Sheffield mark and Business IT Innovation of the Year medal, but it’s received a positive response from the community, as well as some fantastic reviews by the IT media. To celebrate uberSVN turning one year old, we’ll be making an exciting announcement later this week – keep checking back for all the latest info! But for now, we’ll take a look back at everything that’s happened over the past twelve months.

Happy first birthday, uberSVN!

April 21st, 2011uberSVN is born! uberSVN is released with the first ever social coding environment for Apache Subversion. Subversion users now have the freedom to build their own complete, ALM solution from the open and closed source components of their choice.

June 1st, 2011Subversion 1.6.17 is released. These binaries are available through uberSVN, as soon as 1.6.17 is released.

July 14th, 2011Professional support for uberSVN is launched, meeting the needs of large development organizations who want to use open source software, but require the security provided by a commercial software support contract.

July 26th, 2011 – The uberAPPS store opens for business! uberSVN users can now enjoy easy one-click deployment with automatic updates, from all of WANdisco’s uberAPPS partners.

July 27th, 2011Jenkins comes to uberSVN through the uberAPPS store. Jenkins is an easy-to-use, continuous integration system to manage and control the application development lifecycle, including build, documentation, testing, and packaging.

August 16th, 2011 – uberSVN is awarded the prestigious ‘Made in Sheffield’ mark. “We take great pride in the fact that WANdisco has been awarded the Mark for uberSVN and that Sheffield is promoting the 21st Century diversity and excellence of companies based here,” says David Richards, WANdisco’s CEO.

August 19th, 2011uberSVN is released for Mac OS X.

October 11th, 2011Subversion 1.7 is released. This is major step forward for the Subversion community, and 1.7 is available through uberSVN on the day of its released.

November 14th, 2011 – uberSVN is awarded a medal for Business IT Innovation of the Year. “Receiving a medal at the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Award is another great achievement, in what has been a fantastic year for both uberSVN and WANdisco,” says David Richards.

December 5th, 2011 – Another Subversion update arrives! Subversion 1.7.2 is available through uberSVN, on the day of its release.

December 15th, 2011 – uberSVN 11.12 is released, and we announce our codenaming strategy. Apple name their releases after big cats and Google name their releases after desserts, but since uberSVN is developed entirely in Sheffield, UK, we decide to show our support for the local area and name all of our releases after local pubs. uberSVN is codenamed ‘Blake,’ and we have a great night out at the Blake pub in Walkley, UK, to celebrate the release.

January 18th, 2012uTest comes to uberSVN! We announce a new partnership with our crowdsourcing friends, uTest. “We’re excited to join forces with WANdisco and make our service seamlessly available to the thousands of enterprises that rely on uberSVN’s free ALM platform for app development,” says Matt Johnston, CMO of uTest.

January 30th, 2012Professional Jenkins support comes to uberSVN, in cooperation with our friends at CloudBees. “We’re thrilled to be working with WANdisco to support uberSVN users in getting the most out of Jenkins,” says Steven G. Harris, senior vice president of products at CloudBees.

February 9th, 2012 – Two apps are released on the same day! Professional support for TortoiseSVN can be purchased from directly inside your uberSVN installation. We also launch uberSVN Starter Packs, a convenient, lightweight support option for uberSVN users.

February 13th, 2012Subversion 1.7.3 is released, and once again, the latest binaries are immediately available through uberSVN.

March 8th, 2012 – The Subversion community announce version 1.7.4. Once again, the binaries are immediately available through uberSVN.

March 16th, 2012 – Our friends at uTest announce a very exclusive offer especially for the uberSVN community: Bronze uTest Express packages are free for the next 30 days!

This has been a great first year for uberSVN’s community of users, developers, and contributors. Thank you to everyone who got involved! And happy birthday, uberSVN!

WANdisco’s January Roundup

At WANdisco HQ we’re staring 2012 as we mean to go on: with a string of announcements and releases! Firstly, we are excited to announce two great new additions to uberSVN and uberAPPS: professional support for the Jenkins continuous integration server, and crowdsourcing functionality from the world’s largest marketplace for software testing services: uTest.

Just before the holiday season, the Apache Incubator gained a new addition, with Bloodhound being voted into the incubator. WANdisco are sponsoring some of the initial Bloodhound committers, so we’re excited to see Bloodhound taking its first steps to becoming a fully-fledged Apache project. Want to get involved? Head over to the Apache Bloodhound incubator page now, for more info.

Also this month, team WANdisco had a great night at the Sheffield Business Awards, where we were shortlisted for the Digital Industries Award. As a Sheffield-based company, it was an honour for our Made In Sheffield product, uberSVN, to be shortlisted for another prestigious award from our own city. We’d like to thank the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce for putting on such a fantastic awards show, and for award sponsors Highlander for shortlisting WANdisco.

Some of the core developers of Apache Subversion also paid a visit to WANdisco’s Sheffield office this month. To celebrate, we hosted a one off, free ‘Apache in the Pub’ event for the local software developer community. The event featured talks by Subversion’s release manager Hyrum Wright, and Greg Stein, director and former chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, where they covered everything from Apache Bloodhound, to Python, and even Greg Stein’s experiences at Google. Thank you to the Apache Software Foundation and our local GIST Foundation, for helping us out with this great event.

Finally, to celebrate the success of uberSVN ‘Blake,’ we decided a return trip to the Blake pub in Walkley, Sheffield, was in order. We presented the Blake’s staff with a special uberSVN plaque, so they never forget they have award-winning software named after their pub.

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!

WANdisco’s December Roundup

This has been a busy month for everyone at WANdisco! Not only did we see the release of Subversion 1.7.2, which brought even more enhancements to the 1.7 series, but we also released the Blake edition of our open ALM platform for Subversion, uberSVN. This release marked a major update to the uberAPPS store, which makes it easier than ever to add new apps. uberSVN Blake also features the latest and greatest release of Apache Subversion, version 1.7.2. This month, you might have noticed that we also launched a brand new section of the blog – Tip of the Week. Keep checking back every Monday, for a brand-new tip aimed at helping you get the most out of Subversion. Inbetween all that, we still found time for some fun, which included building an office gingerbread house, and getting plenty of photographs taken by our friend and Electric Works neighbour, Matt Lollar. And, of course, December wouldn’t be complete without an office Christmas party!

Check out our December newsletter, for even more info on what we’ve been up to this month!

uberSVN ‘Blake’ Released with Streamlined Subversion App Store

The holiday season may be nearly upon us, but things are far from quiet at WANdisco! We’ve been busy working on our uberSVN open ALM platform for Apache Subversion, and are pleased to announce that uberSVN 11.12 (Blake) is now available! This release marks a major update for uberAPPS; uberSVN’s integrated app store for extending Subversion. With uberSVN 11.12, we have made it even easier to add apps to the uberAPPS store, and have added the option of making installed apps visible or invisible, on a per-user basis. Other key enhancements include:

  • A more helpful screen when uberSVN is unable to connect to the uberAPPS store.
  • Repository support for anonymous reading. When enabled, the repository can be accessed/read without the need to authenticate.
  • The option to switch to and from the latest version of Subversion – version 1.7.2 – with the innovative SVNswitch tool.

As you may already know, uberSVN is developed entirely in Sheffield, UK (it was even awarded the prestigious Made in Sheffield mark earlier this year!) so what better way to codename our releases, than after local Sheffield pubs? uberSVN 11.12 is codenamed ‘Blake’ after the Blake Hotel pub in Walkley, Sheffield, and after successfully releasing uberSVN 11.12, we thought there was no better way to celebrate the release of Blake, than having a few pints in the Blake!

uberSVN is free to download and easy to install, and gives users the freedom to build their own, customized ALM platform from the open and closed components they want to work with. It also comes with social coding capabilities, to make collaboration easier – particularly across distributed teams! Simply visit http://www.ubersvn.com/download to download the brand-new version 11.12; or check out our Top 10 Reasons to Try uberSVN, for more info on what uberSVN has to offer!

More information on uberSVN 11.12 is available at the Release Notes.