WANdisco, a leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development and a major sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation, announces the availability of Subversion 1.9.
This new latest version brings many new features and bug fixes to the hugely popular open source code management product. Users of earlier versions of Apache Subversion are encouraged to upgrade both server and client to the latest 1.9 release to take advantage of these enhancements. As with all versions of Subversion, backward compatibility with previous versions of Subversion is guaranteed.
Subversion 1.9 also offers improvements to performance and resource utilization with extensive work having been carried out to improve I/O throughput. The project now boasts the ability to saturate a 10Gb network from SVN caches, which translates to better performance for developers, especially on busier servers. Other new features include the ability to use SVN blame to see the next changes to a file as well as the previous ones, and a range of Subversion administration improvements.
Looking to the future, Subversion 1.9 introduces FSX, a new experimental repository backend. Targeted at improving on the limitations of the long trusted FSFS, FSX will bring many positive changes to Subversion, especially in areas such as log and merge operations.
“Subversion continues to be the leading choice for enterprise-grade source code control,” said David Richards, WANdisco CEO and Co-Founder. “Subversion 1.9 improves on the existing product by providing a number of efficiency and quality control features that major customers have been requesting. We’re proud to be involved with one of open source’s great success stories.”
WANdisco’s Subversion binaries provide a complete, fully tested version of Subversion based on the most recent stable release, including the latest fixes, and undergo the same rigorous quality assurance process that WANdisco uses for its enterprise products that support the world’s largest Subversion implementations.