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WANdisco Releases New Version of Hadoop Distro

We’re proud to announce the release of WANdisco Distro (WDD) version 3.1.1.

WDD is a fully tested, production-ready version of Apache Hadoop 2 that’s free to download. WDD version 3.1.1 includes an enhanced, more intuitive user interface that simplifies Hadoop cluster deployment. WDD 3.1.1 supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (Service Pack 2), in addition to RedHat and CentOS.

“The number of Hadoop deployments is growing quickly and the Big Data market is moving fast,” said Naji Almahmoud, senior director of global business development, SUSE, a WANdisco Non-Stop Alliance partner. “For decades, SUSE has delivered reliable Linux solutions that have been helping global organizations meet performance and scalability requirements. We’re pleased to work closely with WANdisco to support our mutual customers and bring Hadoop to the enterprise.”

All WDD components are tested and certified using the Apache BigTop framework, and we’ve worked closely with both the open source community and leading big data vendors to ensure seamless interoperability across the Hadoop ecosystem.

“The integration of Hadoop into the mainstream enterprise environment is increasing, and continual communication with our customers confirms their requirements – ease of deployment and management as well as support for market leading operating systems,” said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. “With this release, we’re delivering on those requirements with a thoroughly tested and certified release of WDD.”

WDD 3.1.1 can be downloaded for free now. WANdisco also offers Professional Support for Apache Hadoop.

Introduction to SmartSVN

SmartSVN is a powerful and easy-to-use graphical client for Apache Subversion. There are several clients for Subversion, but here are just a few reasons you should try SmartSVN:

  • It’s cross-platform – SmartSVN runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, so you can continue using the operating system (OS) that works the best for you. It can also be integrated into your OS, via Mac’s Finder Integration or Windows Shell.

  • Everything you need, out of the box – SmartSVN comes complete with all the tools you need to manage your Subversion projects:

  1. Conflict solver – this feature combines the freedom of a general, three-way-merge with the ability to detect and resolve any conflicts that occur during the development lifecycle.

  2. File compare – this allows you to make inner-line comparisons and directly edit the compared files.

  3. Built-in 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, for additional protection.

  • A complete view of your project at a glance – the most important files (such as conflicted, modified or missing files) are placed at the top of the file list. SmartSVN also highlights which directories contain local modifications, which directories have been changed in the repository, and whether individual files have been modified locally or in the central repo. This makes it easy to get a quick overview of the state of your project.

  • Fully customizable – maximize productivity by fine-tuning your SmartSVN installation to suit your particular needs: Change keyboard shortcuts, write your own plugin with the SmartSVN API, group revisions to personalize your display, create Change Sets, and alter the context menus and toolbars to suit you. You can learn more about customizing SmartSVN at our ‘5 Ways to Customize SmartSVN’ blog post.

  • Comprehensive bug tracker support – Trac and JIRA are both fully supported.

Multitude of support options – SmartSVN users have access to a range of free support, from refcards to blogs and documentation, the SmartSVN forum and a Twitter account maintained by our open source experts. If you need extra support with your SmartSVN installation, expert email support is included with SmartSVN Professional licenses.

Want to learn more about SmartSVN? On April 18th, WANdisco will be be holding a free ‘Introduction to SmartSVN’ webinar covering everything you need to get off to a great start with this popular client:

  • Repository basics

  • Checkouts, working folders, editing files and commits

  • Reporting on changes

  • Simple branching

  • Simple merging

This webinar is free so register now.

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

Poll Results: Which OS does your Subversion Server Run On?

As a successful and established open source project, Apache Subversion has a vibrant community of users – but how exactly are they using Subversion? Last month, we found out which SVN client is the most popular, and a few weeks ago we posed another question to the community: which operating system is your Apache Subversion server running on? The results are in and, once again, Windows comes out on top:

 

60% of respondents are running their server on Microsoft Windows, and in a previous poll we found that over 60% were using the TortoiseSVN client (which isn’t surprising considering how easy it is to get started!)

If you’re a Windows user (and, judging from the poll results, there’s plenty of you out there in the Subversion community!) we have lots of useful tutorials aimed at your OS of choice, including some hidden TortoiseSVN commands.

Have a question you’d like us to put to the Subversion community? You can either post it here, or Contact Us directly and we’ll try and feature it in future polls.

 

Poll: Which OS is Most Popular for a Subversion Server?

If you’ve been paying attention to our Apache Subversion community polls, you’ll already have spotted last month’s poll on Subversion clients (and the answer!) This raised questions about what platform users are running their Subversion server on, so in this month’s poll we’re setting out to discover what’s the most popular operating system amongst Subversion users.

Let us know, by answering our quick poll! We’ll publish the results in a few weeks, so be sure to keep checking back to see how your Subversion usage compares to the rest of the community.

Looking for a cross-platform ‘Subversion Made Easy’ solution? uberSVN is free to download and free to use. Visit http://www.wandisco.com/ubersvn/download to get started, or Learn More.

We’re First Again with Certified Binaries for the Latest Release of Apache Subversion

How and Why Do We Do it Every Time?

The Subversion community just announced the release of Subversion 1.6.16. Moments later, WANdisco announced the availability of its fully tested, certified Subversion binaries for this new release. Before we make these pure, certified binaries available for free download under the Apache 2.0 license, we put them through the same QA processes we use for our enterprise products that support Subversion deployments with tens of thousands of users processing millions of transactions each day. And because we verify that these binaries are pure, unmodified open source before we make them available, there’s no risk of being blindsided by IP infringement claims when you use them, or getting forced down the path of implementing proprietary solutions for defect tracking and other applications with Subversion.

The reason we’re able to accomplish this so quickly with every release is that WANdisco is committed to Subversion’s success and we’ve backed that commitment with our own very talented resources. First and foremost, these resources include core Subversion developers who have become our employees. These individuals have been a part of the project since the beginning and they have the status within the community to make changes to Subversion’s code base. They’re actively involved with the rest of the Subversion community from the time a new release is in the planning stages until it’s publicly available. And they’re led by Hyrum Wright, WANdisco’s Director of Open Source and the release manager for the Subversion project since 2008.

In fact the bug (CVE-2011-0715) was reported by Philip Martin, one of our very talented, full-time Subversion developers.

There’s no denying that WANdisco has an interest in Subversion’s continued success, particularly with large enterprises that have adopted it so enthusiastically over the last few years. But at the same time that this rapid adoption has validated Subversion’s success, it’s placed demands on the project to meet the kind of tough requirements that these large enterprises have. In addition, they have clear requirements for enterprise class support that’s on a par with the support services available for closed source solutions, as well as professional training and consulting services.

At WANdisco we’ve hired senior Subversion committers, offered enterprise class Subversion support, provided free training webinars , as well as paid for training classes, hosted our Subversion Live user conferences where attendees meet with committers in person, and become corporate sponsors of the Apache Software Foundation. We’ve also taken the lead on fixing branching and merging, a requirement that’s been out there since 2007 waiting to be addressed. We’ve done all of these things not because they are easy and make good press, but because they are required for Subversion to continue on its very successful path. That’s something we all have a stake in.

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