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Apache Subversion 1.7.3 now available

Chris Mayer

Newest Subversion arrives, progressing the versioning control slightly, but can they compete with Git?

Subversion-based enterprise software provider WANdisco has announced that the latest release, Subversion 1.7.3, is now available to download for free from its website, and also through the free, open ALM platform, uberSVN. 

The new release features some more improvements from the last major version. Subversion 1.7.3 adds support for ‘svnadmin load — revision’ load filtering, and ‘svnadmin hotcopy — incremental’ support for FSFS, along with new subcommands. Other useful enhancements, include:

  • the new ‘commit — include-externals’ option
  • new — ignore-properties option for ‘svn diff’
  • new — patch-compatible option for ‘svn diff”

For all information on what’s new and noteworthy, check out the Changes file. Also, as part of its commitment to the Subversion community, WANdisco has made the latest, certified open source binaries available through its website. Apache Subversion 1.7.3 is also available through uberSVN, the open ALM platform for Subversion that includes integrated apps, such as Jenkins and uTest.

The software versioning control, which has been around for 12 years now, faces an uphill struggle to stay to keep pace with relative new kid on the block, Git, whose social coding approach through Github has seen them attract a good bulk of enterprise backing in recent years. But we do admire Subversion’s desire to keep changing as there is still a lot of enterprises sticking with them, as the premier option to maintain their code. It does leave us to wonder though, how much longer will Subversion be able to stem the Github tide?

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