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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.

We Need Your SmartSVN Training Suggestions!

Take our SmartSVN Training Poll

If you’ve ever attended one of WANdisco’s free Subversion training webinars, downloaded one of our community refcards, or even attended Enterprise Training with us, you’ll know that WANdisco is dedicated to bringing you the latest tips, tricks, best practices and practical advice to help you get the most out of your SVN installation.

We recently added the SmartSVN graphical Subversion client to our portfolio of SVN-based products and services, and followed that up by releasing a major new version: SmartSVN 7.5. Now, the next step is to create a dedicated SmartSVN training program that covers everything from the basics for absolute beginners, to advanced techniques for mastering this popular SVN client.

To ensure we deliver the training content you need, we’ve put together a quick poll on the topics you’d like us to cover in the different modules. We’ve designed the poll so you can select as many, or as few options, as you’d like – and none of the modules are mandatory, so if you aren’t interested in a module, simply skip over it.

Take our poll, and let us know how your ideal SmartSVN training course would look!

If there’s a subject you’d be interested in that isn’t covered in the poll, please feel free to leave us a comment on this post, or Contact Us directly with your suggestions.

Top Five Features of SmartSVN 7.5

Earlier this week, WANdisco announced the release of SmartSVN 7.5, the popular, cross-platform graphical client for Apache Subversion. This release introduces plenty of new features and brings major updates to existing SmartSVN functionality.

In this post, we cover five of the top new features in SmartSVN 7.5.

1) New GUI

In this release, SmartSVN moves from Swing to a SWT GUI platform, bringing the user improved responsiveness and a native look and feel.

2) Increased Security

SmartSVN 7.5 introduces plugin security improvements, including support for safe password storage with the Plugin-API. Other Plugin-API improvements include higher grade encryption, and the option to validate that the plugin is the same for everyone, by applying a password (note, this is an admin only feature.) These security updates ensure that SmartSVN 7.5 is safer and easier to extend than ever before.

3) Improved User Experience

The relaxation of master password means that SmartSVN 7.5 remembers your password for more activities, cutting down on unnecessary interruptions and allowing you to focus on the tasks that matter to you. Other changes that are designed to improve the overall user experience, include:

  • The option to edit properties directly in the Repository Browser
  • Remove, Move and Copy now operate on multiple selected directories

4) Full Support for Working Offline

Need to continue working on your repositories, even when you don’t have access to the internet? SmartSVN 7.5 supports working offline, with the following functionality automatically available as soon as you disconnect from the internet:

  • Communication streams disconnect when offline mode is detected
  • Remote states and Transactions are no longer refreshed
  • Logs and Revision Graph are performed on the Log Cache only

5) Completely Overhauled Revision Graph

SmartSVN’s Revision Graph displays the hierarchical history of a file or directory, and has similar functionality to that of the Log command (for example, comparing two revisions of a certain file) but with a greater level of detail.

The Revision Graph allows you to instantly see:

  • which changes happened in which branch
  • which revision represents which tag
  • when a file was moved, renamed or copied along with its history

The Revision Graph UI has been completely reworked in SmartSVN 7.5:

Other major updates include highlighting ‘mergable’ revisions even if no mergeinfo is loaded. The ‘Export’ option also exports HTML files with a lot of small graphic files, instead of one large file, leading to performance and loading improvements.

Users will also notice:

  • New menu item for selecting shown branches
  • Tag symbols are now displayed for all copies that are tags (according to the tag-and-branch layout)
  • Preferences option to skip initial configuration dialog after install
  • Bug fixes for the switch View options and Revision Info tool window

Want to find out more about SmartSVN 7.5? The full list of what’s new and noteworthy, can be found at the Changelog. If you haven’t already tried SmartSVN, you can claim your free 30 day trial of SmartSVN Professional now.

WANdisco Announces Release of SmartSVN 7.5


We’re pleased to announce the release of SmartSVN 7.5, our popular, cross-platform graphical Subversion client.

This release delivers additional enhancements and new functionality to SmartSVN users, including:

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 – files changed in the repository are shown in blue, struck out if removed from the repository, red in case there are local changes
  • Don’t miss a change with Project Transactions: project externals are suggested to be watched for changes
  • 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
  • Known passwords are re-used for repositories on the same server
  • 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 off, 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

More detailed information on SmartSVN 7.5 changes is available at the Changelog.

If you aren’t using SmartSVN yet, get started with a free 30 day trial of Professional Edition now. If you’re an existing SmartSVN user, download the latest release, or renew your maintenance and support contract now.

Have suggestions and feedback? We’re already planning the next release, so share your thoughts with us now. Read our ‘We want your SmartSVN Suggestions’ blog for more information.