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uberSVN ‘Chimney House’ Release 8 Released

We’re pleased to announce a new release of uberSVN, the free, open ALM platform from WANdisco. The new uberSVN ‘Chimney House’ Release 8 ships with Apache Subversion versions 1.7.8 and 1.6.20, and introduces some new features and fixes, including:

  • The system-wide ability to handle case insensitivity. A new toggle within the Admin > Preferences tab allows you to specify whether usernames should be case insensitive or not.
  • A fix for Subversion password and authz files not being regenerated, an issue that could result in authentication problems.
  • A fix for formatting errors that could result in difficulties using LDAP for uberSVN logins.

More information on what’s new and noteworthy is available at the uberSVN release notes. uberSVN can be downloaded for free from www.wandisco.com/ubersvn

Subversion Tip of the Week

Polling Subversion with Jenkins

There are many advantages Jenkins can offer Apache Subversion users, one of which is the option of automatically polling Subversion repositories for changes, and creating a new build whenever changes are detected. In this week’s tip, we’ll show you how to configure Jenkins to automatically poll an uberSVN repository.

(Note, this tutorial requires Jenkins to be installed in uberSVN. See Getting Started with Jenkins in uberSVN for a step-by-step guide to getting Jenkins up and running.)

1. Open the ‘Jenkins’ tab and select the ‘New Job’ option from the left-hand menu.

2. Enter a Name for your job and indicate whether you are wanting to Copy Existing Job. Click ‘Ok.’

3. You will be taken to the ‘Configure’ screen. Enter a description for your job and select ‘Subversion’ as the source code management option. You will then be asked to enter the URL of the repository you wish to link the job to.

4. Under ‘Build Triggers’ select ‘Poll SCM.’ In the ‘Schedule’ text box, enter how often you want Jenkins to poll the repository. You can specify the frequency that Jenkins will poll Subversion, using the following format:

MINUTE HOUR DOM MONTH DOW
MINUTE: Minutes within the hour (0-59)
HOUR: The hour of the day (0-23)
DOM: The day of the month (1-31)
MONTH: The month (1-12)
DOW: The day of the week (0-7) where 0 and 7 are Sunday.

@annually, @yearly, @monthly, @weekly, @daily, @midnight, and @hourly are also supported.

5. Click ‘Save’ and Jenkins will begin automatically polling your Subversion repository at the specified intervals.

Not yet started with uberSVN? It’s free to download and free to use. Visit http://www.ubersvn.com/ now to get started.

Subversion Tip of the Week

Advanced Subversion Polling with Jenkins

It’s common practice to work on different projects simultaneously, but with so much going on it’s easy to lose track of where files originated, and what version is being used by which project. Thankfully, Jenkins supports file fingerprinting, which allows you to see exactly when and where your files are being produced and used. Once you’ve configured a Jenkins job to poll Subversion, setting up file fingerprinting is made easy with uberSVN.

1. Select the ‘Jenkins’ tab, followed by the Jenkins job you previously setup to poll Subversion.

2. Select the ‘Configure’ option.

3. Select the ‘Record fingerprints of files to track usage’ option and specify which files to track in the ‘Files to fingerprint’ text box. In this example, trunk/*.zip will track all .zip files in the trunk.

5. Make some changes to the files earmarked for fingerprinting, and commit those changes as normal.

6. Open the build report in Jenkins and select ‘See Fingerprints.’

7. This screen will display some basic details about the tracked files. To drill down into the information on any file, select the ‘more details’ link.

uberSVN is free to download and free to use. Visit http://www.ubersvn.com/ now to download your copy.

WANdisco’s October Roundup

This month was a busy one for WANdisco and the Subversion community, with new releases of Apache Subversion, SmartSVN and uberSVN and of course, WANdisco’s very own global Subversion conference series, Subversion Live.

Subversion Live 2012 took place in San Francisco; Greenwich Connecticut, and London, bringing attendees sessions covering everything from Subversion’s future, expert-led best practice workshops focused on getting the most out of Subversion and a unique ‘Roundtable with the Committers’ session. Attendees had the opportunity to meet and put their questions to the core Subversion committers, in addition to networking with their fellow Subversion users.

We’ve had fantastic feedback from the community; here’s just some of the comments we’ve received about Subversion Live 2012:

  • Thanks for running the conference. It was really helpful. The SVN folks I met were great. A lot more approachable than the typical geek gathering!
  • Thank you very much for the information you passed to me over the Subversion conference, I have now installed uberSVN on my laptop and have started to play with it. I have also signed up for a few webinars in November to kick off some internal training. I really enjoyed the conference, it was very well put together. You and your staff are a very friendly and helpful team which made the event a pleasure to attend.
  • I look forward to attending next year’s event, with a bit more experience under my belt I hope to have some challenging questions for your developers.

See what else attendees have been saying, at our Subversion Live 2012 feedback blog. You can also find out more about the different Subversion Live sessions by reading our recaps of Day One and Day Two, and an in-depth look at the Subversion Live Keynote, and the What’s Coming in 1.8: Overview session.

The Apache Subversion community released another update to the SVN 1.7 series this month, with the release of Apache Subversion 1.7.7. This featured even more fixes and enhancements, including:

  • A fix for a memory read bug
  • Unknown password stores in configuration files no longer cause errors
  • “All tests successful” is now printed at the end of ‘make check’
  • Fixes for issues that could occur when applying Git patch files
  • Status no longer descends into dir externals following upgrade

A full list of what’s new can be found in the Apache Subversion Changes file. As ever, the latest binaries are available to download from the WANdisco website.

Subversion 1.7.7 binaries are also available through uberSVN, the free-to-download, free-to-use, open ALM platform, which was also updated this month. uberSVN ‘Chimney House’ Release 7 is the final release in uberSVN’s ‘Chimney House’ series, and features a new license comparison tool, in addition to a list of fixes and enhancements. The license comparison tool ensures that users are fully aware of license changes, through a pop-up that displays the current license information and compares it to the incoming license prior to installation.

Other updates include:

  • A navigation warning that alerts the user if they attempt to navigate away from the LDAP locations page without saving.
  • The ability to perform other actions in the uberSVN UI whilst update packages are being downloaded (admins only.)
  • Apache Subversion 1.6.19 and 1.7.7 binaries shipped with all new downloads.
  • Removing LDAP locations now presents a warning and option to remove the associated users.

More information on all the changes included in uberSVN ‘Chimney House’ Release 7 is available at the Release Notes.

We were particularly excited to announce the first SmartSVN release since we acquired the popular graphical client last month. SmartSVN 7.0.7 brings some useful enhancements and fixes to the SmartSVN community, more information is available at the SmartSVN 7.0.7 blog post.

If you have any comments or suggestions for upcoming releases, you can post your ideas directly to the SmartSVN team at our dedicated SmartSVN Suggestions forum.

There’s been lots of exciting press activity this month, including articles in MoneyWeek and Investors Chronicle. WANdisco was also featured in Talk Business, which welcomed WANdisco CEO and co-founder David Richards as their latest technology columnist in residence this month. In his first article for the publication, ‘Our Man in the Valley,’ David dishes the dirt on life as a tech company in Silicon Valley. David Richards also shared his top three ways to reduce software development costs at the WANdisco blog, covering:

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
  • Highly Available Source Code
  • Software Development without Geographic Constraints

If you’re looking to run leaner, meaner and drive IT costs down, be sure to read David’s  ‘Three Unconventional Ways to Manage IT Costs’ post.

uberSVN ‘Chimney House’ Release 7

We’re pleased to announce the release of uberSVN ‘Chimney House’ Release 7. This is the final release in uberSVN’s ‘Chimney House’ series, and features a new license comparison tool, in addition to a list of fixes and enhancements. The license comparison tool ensures that users are fully aware of license changes, through a pop-up that displays the current license information and compares it to the incoming license prior to installation.

Other updates include:

  • A navigation warning that alerts the user if they attempt to navigate away from the LDAP locations page without saving.
  • The ability to perform other actions in the uberSVN UI whilst update packages are being downloaded (admins only.)
  • Apache Subversion 1.6.19 and 1.7.7 binaries shipped with all new downloads.
  • Removing LDAP locations now presents a warning and option to remove the associated users.

More information on all the changes included in this uberSVN update is available at the Release Notes.

If you’re not already using uberSVN, it’s free to download and completely free to use. Simply visit http://www.wandisco.com/ubersvn to get started.

Apache Subversion 1.7.7 Arrives

Apache Subversion 1.7.7 is now available to download. This latest release builds on Subversion 1.7, which was a major leap forward for the popular open source version control system. Subversion 1.7.7 features plenty more fixes and enhancements for users of the 1.7 series:

  • A fix for a memory read bug
  • Unknown password stores in configuration files no longer cause errors
  • “All tests successful” is now printed at the end of ‘make check’
  • Fixes for issues that could occur when applying Git patch files
  • Status no longer descends into dir externals following upgrade

A full list of what’s new can be found in the Apache Subversion Changes file.

If you’re looking for up-to-the-minute information on all the latest releases and features of Subversion (not to mention info on the upcoming 1.8 release) there’s still time to register for Subversion Live. Taking place later this month in three locations – San Francisco, Greenwich and London – later this month, this series of two-day conferences will cover everything from branching and merging best practices, hook scripts, Apache Bloodhound, and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the core Subversion committers, including Vice President of Subversion Greg Stein.

To find out more about Subversion Live, or to register for the event, visit http://www.wandisco.com/svn-live-2012

Apache Subversion 1.6.19 Arrives!

The Apache Subversion community has just announced a new release of the Subversion 1.6 series.

Apache Subversion 1.6.19 includes fixes and enhancements for users of 1.6.x:

  • 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.

More information on Subversion 1.6.19 can be found in the Changes file.

The latest, certified binaries can be downloaded for free from the WANdisco website, and are also available through the award winning, open uberSVN platform. Users of uberSVN can easily switch between the 1.6.19 and the latest 1.7 releases (or vice versa!) using uberSVN’s innovative ‘SVN Switch’ feature.

If you haven’t tried uberSVN yet, remember that it’s free to download and free to use! Simply visit http://www.wandisco.com/ubersvn to get started.

If you want all the latest news, tips, tricks and best practices on Apache Subversion, then why not check out Subversion Live 2012, the series of dedicated Subversion conferences? This year, events will be taking place in London, San Francisco and Greenwich, Connecticut, and will feature a unique mix of sessions, expert-led best practices workshops and invaluable networking opportunities for the SVN community.

How to Perform a Checkout with SmartSVN in 5 Steps

In the first of our introductory SmartSVN tutorials, we covered downloading and installing this popular Apache Subversion client. In today’s post, we show you the easiest way to checkout a repository, using SmartSVN’s ‘Quick Checkout’ option.

Remember, you can download SmartSVN for free from http://smartsvn.com/download

1) Inside your SmartSVN installation, select the ‘Check Out…’ option from the ‘Project’ menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Select whether you wish to perform a ‘detailed checkout’ (where you can download specific files) or a ‘Quick Checkout’ which requires less configuration. In this tutorial, we’ll be performing a ‘Quick Checkout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Enter the URL of your repository, and the location where you wish to create a working copy. Click ‘Next.’

4) Review the summary and, if you are happy with the output click ‘Finish.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) ….and that’s it! You have now successfully performed your first checkout in SmartSVN.

 

 

 

 

Have questions about what WANdisco acquiring the SmartSVN product suite means for your SmartSVN experience? We’ve just published a handy FAQ, but please do not hesitate to Contact Us directly if you have anymore questions.

WANdisco Sponsors Leading Entrepreneur Festival ‘MADE’

We’re really excited to announce that not only will WANdisco’s CEO and co-founder, David Richards be speaking at this year’s MADE Festival in Sheffield UK, but we’ll also be sponsoring the festival.

MADE is described as “the Davos for entrepreneurs,” and its unique combination of networking opportunities, panel discussions, exhibitions, fringe events and quick-fire speaker slots is expected to attract 3,000 guests. The festival will feature 35 high-profile speakers, including David Richards and other leading business figures, such as Peter Jones, Doug Richard, Wayne Hemingway and Lord Bilimoria.

Speaking about the festival, Dragons Den star and MADE speaker Peter Jones said: “If you’re not at MADE, you’re never going to be MADE. You need to be there.”

“WANdisco is a fantastic company and a true Sheffield success story,” said Michael Hayman, chairman of MADE. “With global operations in Silicon Valley and a recent AIM flotation under its belt, this is a business that is a British world-beater. We are delighted that WANdisco is lending its support to this year’s MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival.”

We’re also really excited to see our ad in the official MADE programme, and in the local Sheffield newspaper, the Yorkshire Post. The backdrop for the ad is a local landmark: the Winter Gardens, which is actually just around the corner from the WANdisco Sheffield office!

Tickets for MADE are on sale now, or visit the MADE website for more information on the festival.