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ASF Announces Apache Bloodhound as Top-Level Project

WANdisco submitted Bloodhound to the Apache Incubator in December 2011 and our developers have been involved in the Apache Bloodhound project since its inception. So we’re pleased that today the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) officially announced Bloodhound as a Top-Level Project (TLP).

Bloodhound is a Trac-based software development collaboration tool that includes an Apache Subversion repository browser, wiki, and defect tracker. It’s also compatible with the hundreds of free plugins available for Trac, allowing users to customize their experience even further.

WANdisco received many requests for an issue tracker and at the time, open source options available for integration were limited, which is why we decided to invest in setting one up in the Apache Incubator,” said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. “WANdisco has been actively supportive of the ASF, and we’re proud to have played a leading role in Bloodhound.”

When Bloodhound entered the incubator, while it was built on the Trac framework, it was a completely new project,” said Gary Martin, Vice President of Apache Bloodhound and WANdisco developer. “Bloodhound’s strengths lie in its powerful combination of Apache Subversion source control and robust ticket system.”

You can learn more about Apache Bloodhound, and download the latest 0.5.2 release, at the Bloodhound website.

 

Apache Bloodhound 0.4 (Incubating) Released

The Apache Bloodhound team has just announced their first release of 2013. Bloodhound (Incubating) is a software collaboration tool that builds on the proven project management and issue tracking system of Trac.

The just-released Bloodhound 0.4 (Incubating) includes the following highlights:

  • White-labeling for error messages and basic branding
  • Improvements to the quick ticket creation form including the ability to specify the select fields and their order
  • A new ‘in-place’ edit and workflow control replacing the ticket edit form
  • Various bug fixes

Congratulations to the Apache Bloodhound team on their 0.4 release!

Although WANdisco are sponsoring some of the initial committers, one of the Apache Bloodhound project’s core goals is to create a strong developer community around the Trac code base in a vendor-neutral location. If you’re interested in participating in the Apache Bloodhound project, we invite you to review the information available at the ‘Getting Involved With Apache Bloodhound’ page.

Apache Bloodhound 0.4 can be downloaded from the Bloodhound website.

WANdisco’s November Roundup

November has seen several big WANdisco announcements: an acquisition, a patent approval, and two prestigious industry awards. Not content with that, we also brought you our usual mix of software updates, community polls and training programs.

First up, we announced our acquisition of AltoStor, a pioneering firm with deep expertise in the Big Data market.

“The AltoStor acquisition will enable WANdisco to launch products quickly into the highly-lucrative Big Data market,” said WANdisco Chairman and CEO David Richards. “Combining our patented technology with AltoStor’s Big Data platform will provide us with a significant competitive advantage and provide organizations with a more reliable approach for managing big data.”

AltoStor founders Dr. Konstantin Shvachko and Jagane Sundar, who were among the core Apache Hadoop creators, will also be joining the WANdisco team as Chief Architect of Big Data, and Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. Welcome to the team!

If you’d like to find out more about Apache Hadoop, Big Data, and how we’ll be applying our own  active-active replication technology to these areas, we’ll be holding a webinar on Tuesday, December 11th at 10am PST (1pm EST.)

WANdisco and Hadoop: The Future of Big Data for the Enterprise’ will  be conducted by David Richards, Dr. Konstantin Shvachko and Jagane Sundar.

This 30 minute webinar will cover:

  • The staggering cross-industry growth of Hadoop in the enterprise.
  • How Hadoop’s limitations, including HDFS’s single-point of failure, are impacting productivity.
  • How WANdisco’s active-active replication technology will alleviate these issues by adding high-availability to Hadoop, taking a fundamentally different approach to Big Data.

It’s free to attend, but places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment.

If you’ve ever taken a look at our enterprise Subversion products (such as MultiSite, the unique replication, mirroring and clustering solution) you’ll already be familiar with our core replication technology. We have now been awarded a US ‘Distributed computing systems and system components thereof’ patent that covers this technology. The patent states that “unlike conventional solutions, the multi-site computing system architecture does not rely on a central transaction coordinator that is known to be a single-point-of-failure.”

“”I am delighted the USPTO has allowed WANdisco’s patent, which we believe to be a breakthrough in the field of data replication,” said David Richards “This patent validates our leadership in distributed computing and our belief that no other company can achieve active-active replication over a Wide Area Network.”

Remember, that if you want to try this unique, patented technology for yourselves, you can currently claim a free 15 day trial of Subversion MultiSite.

Continuing with the enterprise announcements, we launched a new enterprise-class, on-demand Subversion training program. We know it’s not always easy to set aside time for enterprise training, so we’ve made it even easier to get the training you need to get the most out of Subversion.

Designed with the enterprise in mind, our step-by-step video modules cover all the crucial SVN topics, including:

  • Basic Operations and Command Line
  • Handling Merge Conflicts
  • Advanced Repository Management
  • SVN Changelists
  • Hook Scripts

Sign up before December 15th, to claim one month of Subversion eTraining for free, with a 6 month agreement, or 3 months free with a 12 month agreement. You can view the complete course list online, or request a quote.

The Apache Bloodhound team recently announced the first release of this new project, and now we’re pleased to see that the second release of Apache Bloodhound has arrived. Apache Bloodhound 0.2 (Incubating) upgrades to Bootstrap version 2.1, and fixes various issues from the 0.1 release, alongside various bug fixes relating to the new user interface.

Although WANdisco are sponsoring some of the initial committers, one of the Apache Bloodhound project’s core goals is to create a strong developer community around the Trac code base in a vendor-neutral location. If you’re interested in participating in the Apache Bloodhound project, you can learn more at the ‘Getting Involved With Apache Bloodhound’ page.

We were also pleased to announce the release of SmartSVN 7.5. SmartSVN 7.5 is a major step forward for the client, bringing the following benefits to the SmartSVN community:

Streamlined and Simplified, A Better UX

  •  New GUI library (SWT) to provide native look and improved responsiveness
  • A clean and compact branching structure view with an Enhanced Revision Graph
  • See file statuses at a glance
  • No longer forced to create a repository profile (profiles can still be used if preferred)

Little Things, Made Easier

  • Edit properties directly in the Repository Browser
  • Export smaller HTML graphic files with the Export option of Revision Graph
  • Remove, Move, and Copy now operate on multiple selected directories
  • Default, unchanged files are not shown. (To find files, use the File Filter)

More Secure

  • The freedom to work offline. When offline, the remote state and transactions are not refreshed automatically – Log and Revision Graph operate from data already stored in the log cache
  • Support for safe password storage with the Plugin-API

Not yet tried SmartSVN? You can claim your 30 day free trial of SmartSVN Professional now.

If you’re a SmartSVN user – or someone interested in getting started with this popular, cross-platform client – we need your input to design our new SmartSVN eTraining modules.

What topics would you like to see in these sessions? Please take a moment to complete our quick poll on what you’d like us to cover in SmartSVN eTraining. Or, if you’d like to see a subject that’s not listed in the poll, please feel free to Contact Us directly.

Finally, we’d like to thank both techMark and Shares Magazine for the two awards we were presented with this month. The first award was presented at the techMark 2012 awards dinner in London in the Emerging Star category, and the second award was at the Shares Awards 2012, in the Best IPO category.

“Our readers who vote for the Shares Award in the Best Initial Public Offering/Fund Raising of the Year category clearly know a good market newcomer when they see one. Prior winners such as Wellstream, Kentz and Waterlogic all have a formidable pedigree and I am delighted to welcome WANdisco to this elite club of winners,” says Russ Mould, editor of Shares Magazine.

Apache Bloodhound 0.2 Released

The Apache Bloodhound team recently announced the first release of this new project, and now we’re excited to see that the second release of Apache Bloodhound has arrived!

Apache Bloodhound 0.2 (Incubating) upgrades to Bootstrap version 2.1, and fixes various issues from the 0.1 release, alongside various bug fixes relating to the new user interface. See the Release Notes for more information on what’s new in this release.

Apache Bloodhound (Incubating) is a software collaboration tool based on the code base of Trac, the proven project management and issue tracking system. Bloodhound will include issue tracking, a wiki, and repository browsing.

Although WANdisco are sponsoring some of the initial committers, one of the Apache Bloodhound project’s core goals is to create a strong developer community around the Trac code base in a vendor-neutral location. If you’re interested in participating in the Apache Bloodhound project, we invite you to review the information available at the ‘Getting Involved With Apache Bloodhound’ page.

Congratulations to the Apache Bloodhound team on another great release!

Subversion Live 2012:Keynote

After a first day that covered hook scripts, Subversion server tuning and best practices, and still found time for a Birds of a Feather Open Session, there was even more good stuff to come at the second day of Subversion Live London.

Day two featured an afternoon of breakout sessions that took in the new Apache Bloodhound project, branching and merging, move tracking, continuous delivery, and more.

The day kicked off bright and early, with a keynote delivered by Greg Stein, the Vice President of Apache Subversion at the ASF.

Despite the early hour, Greg delivered his ‘Why Subversion Still Matters’ keynote to a full room. Over the course of an hour, he covered the entire history of the world’s most popular version control system, from the initial “Inversion” filesystem design, to the first Milestone releases, and finally onto Subversion 1.7 as we know it today, complete with enterprise features that are seeing SVN gain increasing adoption within enterprise environments.

Greg also shared the story of how the team assumed Subversion 0.14.0 would mark a turning point in SVN’s development, with future development being concerned only with “bugfix and minor features from now on.” This was backed up by a slide aptly titled “What Were We Thinking?!?”

Greg shared his thoughts on maintaining and managing an open source community, stressing the importance of making developers feel a part of this community by granting them committer privileges. This encourages Subversion’s long-term health – inevitably, some developers will leave the project, but there are always new committers joining.

Of course, any ‘Why Subversion Still Matters’ talk ultimately boils down to the hotly-contested question of whether SVN is still relevant, and whether the future of version control really lies with distributed systems such as Git. Greg pointed out that when you use services such as GitHub, you effectively make your distributed version control centralized again, but ultimately took a refreshingly pragmatic approach, advising that version control systems are just a tool and you should simply choose the right one for your needs.

After covering the ins-and-outs of Subversion’s past, there was just enough time to look to the future. Greg assured attendees that the committers are “always improving merging and merge conflict detection,” and that, although future releases will feature more disconnection, they will still maintain a canonical server.

Despite taking in the entire history of Subversion and looking ahead to future releases, many attendees took advantage of the opportunity to put further questions to Greg Stein after the session had ended.

WANdisco’s September Roundup

We have loads of exciting news for you this month, including a new release of Apache Subversion and the very first release of Apache Bloodhound, an exclusive podcast with Vice President of Subversion at the ASF Greg Stein, and of course, the news that SmartSVN has joined our existing suite of Subversion based products and services.

But first, we were proud to open a new development centre in Belfast, Ireland earlier this month. While in Belfast announcing the opening of our new office, David Richards, co-founder, CEO and President of WANdisco, met with Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Arlene Foster.

“We are aiming to achieve substantial growth within the next three years and the Belfast centre will play a critical role in that growth,” said David Richards. “Our strategy includes further development of our existing suite of products, development of new products for the high-growth ‘Big Data’ market and further expansion into Europe and China.”

Not content with one big announcement, we also brought you the news that we’ve added Syntevo’s SmartSVN product suite to our portfolio of Subversion products and services.

For those not already in the know, SmartSVN benefits Subversion end-users and system administrators, through a user interface that provides all members of a development team with a customizable overview of the most important files (e.g. conflicting, modified or missing). Other SmartSVN benefits include:

  • Complete platform independence
  • A rich set of features that takes full advantage of Subversion’s capabilities and eliminates the need for external tools
  • A customizable user interface
  • Extensive file comparison and merge utilities
  • Global customer support and training
We’re currently offering SmartSVN at 50% less than its previous cost, including one year of support! There is also a free download of SmartSVN Foundation available, which gives you the chance to trial SmartSVN Professional simply by choosing the evaluate option during installation. If you have anymore questions about what WANdisco acquiring the SmartSVN product suite means for your SmartSVN experience, we’ve just published a handy FAQ that should answer all of your queries! If not, please feel free to Contact Us directly.
This month, we also caught up with Greg Stein, the Vice President of Subversion at the Apache Software Foundation, to ask him a few questions about the Subversion 1.8 release, the ASF, and of course, his upcoming sessions at Subversion Live. You can listen to the podcast in full now and, if you haven’t booked your tickets to Subversion Live, you’ll find a bonus 30% discount code in the podcast!

Visit http://www.wandisco.com/svn-live-2012 for all the latest information on Subversion Live.

You may still have a few weeks left to register for Subversion Live, but this weekend WANdisco is attending another conference – the Jenkins User Conference in San Francisco. After having a great time at the JUC in New York we’re looking forward to meeting the Jenkins community again in San Francisco – be sure to look out for the WANdisco table, if you’re attending the JUC this weekend!
The Apache Subversion community announced another new release this month – Subversion 1.6.19 includes plenty of fixes and enhancements for users of the 1.6 series:
  • A fix for a server hang that could occur if a hook script failed to start.
  • A fix for a write-through proxy commit regression introduced in Subversion 1.6.17.
  • Partial sync drops properties when converting to adds.
  • A fix for the testsuite to avoid FAILs on APR hash order.

As ever free, certified binaries can be downloaded through our website, and also through uberSVN.

We were also excited to see the Apache Bloodhound team announce their very first release earlier this month.

Apache Bloodhound (Incubating) is a software collaboration tool based on the code base of Trac, the proven project management and issue tracking system. Bloodhound will include issue tracking, a wiki, and repository browsing.

The 0.1 incubating release includes:

  • A patched version of Trac.
  • A new dashboard view that unifies tickets, milestones and the user’s dashboard.
  • A re-theming of the interface to use bootstrap.
  • Preliminary multi-product support. This is the first step towards allowing multiple distinct products/projects to be tracked in a single environment.
  • Simplified installation with the inclusion of a number of plugins as standard.
Apache Bloodhound 0.1 incubating can be downloaded now at https://issues.apache.org/bloodhound/ Congratulations to the Apache Bloodhound team, on their first release!
Finally, we’ve been having a bit of fun this month cooking up some software-inspired memes.

Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook to see what else we come up with!

Apache Bloodhound Team Announces First Release

The first release of Apache Bloodhound is now available.

Apache Bloodhound (Incubating) is a software collaboration tool based on the code base of Trac, the proven project management and issue tracking system. Bloodhound will include issue tracking, a wiki, and repository browsing.

The 0.1 incubating release includes:

  • A patched version of Trac.
  • A new dashboard view that unifies tickets, milestones and the user’s dashboard.
  • A re-theming of the interface to use bootstrap.
  • Preliminary multi-product support. This is the first step towards allowing multiple distinct products/projects to be tracked in a single environment.
  • Simplified installation with the inclusion of a number of plugins as standard.

Apache Bloodhound 0.1 incubating can be downloaded now at https://issues.apache.org/bloodhound/

Although WANdisco are sponsoring some of the initial committers, one of the Apache Bloodhound project’s core goals is to create a strong developer community around the Trac code base in a vendor-neutral location. If you’re interested in participating in the Apache Bloodhound project, we invite you to review the information available at the ‘Getting Involved With Apache Bloodhound’ page.

Congratulations to the Apache Bloodhound team on the release!

 

WANdisco To Attend San Francisco Jenkins User Conference

September and October are shaping up to be a busy few months for the open source community – not only are we gearing up for three Subversion Live conferences, but there’s just a few weeks to go until the Jenkins User Conference (JUC) in San Francisco.

After attending the JUC in New York, WANdisco are excited to be meeting the Jenkins community again in San Francisco. Be sure to look out for the WANdisco table, if you’re attending the San Francisco JUC. And if you haven’t got your ticket yet, you can use the  “JUC-2012SF” code when registering to claim a $100 discount!

Speaking of discount codes, listen to our recent podcast with Greg Stein, Vice President of Subversion at the ASF, for a special 30% discount code for Subversion Live. If you haven’t already heard, Subversion Live is a global series of conferences for the SVN community. This year’s conference series is bigger and better than ever, with events taking place in San Francisco (October 10th & 11th) Greenwich Connecticut (October 16th & 17th) and London (October 23rd & 24th).

Confirmed sessions include:

  • What’s coming in 1.8
  • Best Practices for Large SVN Deployments
  • Merge & Performance Improvements
  • Apache Bloodhound
  • Hook Scripts
  • ….and more!

Visit http://www.wandisco.com/svn-live-2012 for more info!

Subversion Live 2012: Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Early bird registration for Subversion Live 2012 is now open!

After getting a great response from the Apache Subversion community in 2011, Subversion Live is back for 2012, bringing the Subversion community sessions covering everything from Subversion’s future, to expert-led best practices workshops, as well as the unique opportunity to meet the core Subversion committers. This year’s conference series is even bigger than last year, with events taking place in San Francisco, Greenwich CT, and London.

We’re currently running a very special early bird offer: register now using the ‘earlybird’ code to get a 25% discount (note, the early bird offer ends 10th August, so you better be quick!)

As part of Subversion Live 2012, WANdisco’s Product Manager Rich Smolenski and Rob Budas, Vice President of Product Management, will deliver a session on Apache Bloodhound. Apache Bloodhound is an exciting new project that was voted into the Apache Incubator in December, 2011. In this interview, we find out more about Apache Bloodhound, including what the future holds for Bloodhound, and get a sneak preview of what Subversion Live attendees can expect from this session.

Can you give us an introduction to the new Apache Bloodhound project?

Rich Smolenski: Apache Bloodhound is a tool for managing software development. Its strengths lie in a close tie in between Apache Subversion source control and a powerful ticket system, built on the shoulders of Trac. If you need to track defects or feature requests, this is your tool.

In your opinion, what will Apache Bloodhound’s stand-out feature be?

Rich Smolenski: Other tools in this area take a generic project based approach. This makes it difficult to keep track of your code base over time as projects end, and new ones start. We recognise that you create software products, whether you use them internally or sell them to clients. These products won’t change as quickly as the projects needed to modify them. Therefore our approach provides a much better reflection of your actual code base.

At Subversion Live, you will present a session on Apache Bloodhound. Who would benefit from attending?

Rob Budas: Anyone that produces and/or maintains software, especially if they use Subversion or uberSVN to do so.

What topics are you going to cover in your Bloodhound session?

Rich Smolenski: The main topics we’ll cover in these sessions are the key UI and functional differences between Apache Bloodhound and the Trac project, and where Bloodhound fits into the Apache Subversion ecosystem. We’ll also cover practical aspects such as setting up users, projects, groups and permissions, and ticket management.

In your opinion, where is the Bloodhound project heading?

Rob Budas: A fully featured software development platform. It will run on your own infrastructure or in the cloud, depending on your needs. It should be quick to pick up for non-technical users without training, but also not hold back the experts.

Registration for Subversion Live is now open – and don’t forget to enter the ‘earlybird’ code for a 25% discount.

Although WANdisco are sponsoring some of the initial committers, one of the major aims of Apache Bloodhound is to create a vibrant developer community, and any interested committers are able to contribute to the project. Interested in getting involved? Check out the Bloodhound webpage for more info.

uberSVN 12.03 Released

We’re pleased to announce another update to uberSVN, the award-winning, free open ALM platform for Apache Subversion. uberSVN 12.03 is now available!

With the just-released uberSVN 12.03, users can proxy through another machine to connect to the Internet. This is ideal if your uberSVN server security policy does not permit direct Internet access. In addition, some missing modules have been added to the distribution of Python that comes bundled with uberSVN. We’re particularly excited about this one, as it will improve uberSVN’s handling of the Windows installation package, and the recently-announced Apache Bloodhound will certainly benefit from this.

uberSVN 12.03 also fixes a list of bugs, including:

  • A problem that prevented uberSVN from installing on Windows, when Tomcat had already been installed.
  • A bug with the user-password reset mechanism, that prevented admins from resetting users’ passwords when they did not know the current password.
  • A bug which could cause the Activity Feed to attribute posts to the wrong users.

Not yet downloaded uberSVN? It’s free to download and free to install, and comes with an integrated app store and social coding capabilities. Visit http://www.ubersvn.com/download now to download the brand new uberSVN 12.03.

More information on uberSVN 12.03 is available at the Release Notes.

uberSVN Documentation: http://docs.ubersvn.com/
Download uberSVN: http://www.ubersvn.com/download
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Rich Smolenski is Product Manager at WANdisco, where he is responsible for developing our product roadmap, and delivering UI features and functional improvements for uberSVN. In his spare time, Rich plays and produces electronic music, and DJs in local bars and clubs.