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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.

uberSVN is Out of Beta!

We’re very excited to announce that with the brand-new uberSVN ‘Chimney House’ release, our free, open ALM platform for Apache Subversion is now officially out of beta! Even better, this milestone comes just as uberSVN is turning one year old. This has been a fantastic twelve months for uberSVN, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate uberSVN’s first birthday, than bringing our award winning product out of beta.

Not only does uberSVN move out of beta with the 12.04 release, but there’s plenty of new features and enhanced functionality to boot, including:

  • New plugin API architecture and core upgrade that allows WANdisco registered plugins to work with uberSVN. We’re particularly excited about this one, as it lays the foundations for future uberSVN SDK releases.
  • Subversion Access Control’s 4.1 LDAP functionality (apart from some advanced features linked directly to Access Control) has been integrated into uberSVN’s ‘Default LDAP’ tab (accessible through the ‘Administration’ section.) This is the feature uberSVN users have requested the most.
  • A new file upload function has been added to the uberSVN Updates tab. This allows us to hand build updates for installations, push updates to users who aren’t connected to the internet, and deliver specialist packages to specific installations.
  • A new option to subscribe to our Latest Release Channel or wait for us to deliver fixes highlighted by our early adopters in a Stable Release Channel. Set your preference within uberSVN.
  • Plus, the usual list of bug fixes, including updates to the activity feed posts.

Continuing our tradition of codenaming our releases after local venues in Sheffield, UK, we’re pleased to announce that uberSVN 12.04 is codenamed ‘Chimney House’ after The Chimney House venue in Kelham Island, Sheffield. We’re all looking forward to popping to The Chimney House to celebrate the joint release of uberSVN 12.04, uberSVN moving out of beta, and uberSVN’s first birthday.

Thank you to everyone who downloaded, deployed and provided feedback on the beta release. We have even more exciting announcements lined up over the coming months, so if you haven’t given uberSVN a go, now’s the perfect time! It’s free to download and free to use, just visit http://www.ubersvn.com/download to grab your copy.

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.