My web hosting provider DreamHost has added Subversion to its list of software available through its one click installations. The service provides Subversion running under Apache.
If your looking for a Subversion provider, DreamHost might be it for you. Their prices are pretty reasonable. I’ve been with them since 2001 and have no complaints whatsoever. Excellent service and you can admin things quite easily through their control panel.
If you want to check them out, hit the DreamHost link on the right to tell them I sent you. 😉
William Nagel has created a web site for his book Subversion Version Control – Using the Subversion Version Control System in Development Projects. The site will contain errata and other things related to the book and also has a free PDF version of the book, which was written and published under the Open Publication License.
The Subversion team announced yesterday the official release of Subversion 1.3.0. This release includes around 30 bug fixes along with new functionality such path-based authorization for svnserve, –xml support for additional commands and performance improvements on the svn status and blame commands. See all the detail in the release notes.
From the SourceForge Recent Enhancements section:
As of 2005-11, SourceForge.net staff are actively working to prepare a beta service offering related to the Subversion SCM. This offering will be provided in addition to our existing CVS service; there are no plans to discontinue CVS service. Pre-requisite analysis work has been initiated and hardware has been ordered.
This message was also posted to the Subversion mailing list:
From SourceForge’s site update note:
> As we enter a new calendar year, our focus remains on further
> improving the quality of our service. To that end, I am pleased to
> announce that SourceForge.net will offer Subversion in early January
> 2006, initially as a beta program available to approximately 50
> projects. Then, if the Subversion beta period proceeds as smoothly as
> we expect, we will deploy Subversion site wide by March, 2006.
So lets keep our eyes out for this one …
I posted about the initial release of this software a while back, but I’m really getting the urge to see what it would take to use JavaSVN, a 100% Pure Java implementation of Subversion as the beginnings of a content management solution. Version 1.0.1 was announced yesterday afternoon.
Subversion 1.3.0 Release Candidate 4 released. According to the announcement, this is the first public release candidate. It looks like there are tons of changes for this one, including speed improvements, more support for xml rendering in commands (the –xml switch) and a whole lot more.
PEP-347 on Python.org outlines a migration of the Python source base from CVS to Subversion. According to an email on the Subversion user list, the migration has been completed and the public repository is online.
Mark W. Shead has an article on Backing Up Subversion Automatically. I’ve been trying to make time to write a script like this, now Mark has provided one. Thanks Mark!
Ben Collins-Sussman, a core Subversion team member, announced yesterday that he will be leaving CollabNet and moving on to new opportunities, apparently at Google.
Ben was one of the first members of the Subversion team, along with Karl Fogel and Jim Blandy.
I’d like to wish Ben good luck in his new opportunity and give him a personal thanks for the work he’s done to bring the Subversion product to the point it is today. The product and community would not be where it they are today without his work — both in the code itself and the work he did in the community providing support (and even an occasional Python script) to help us out during our Subversion implemention.
Good luck Ben and thanks for all of your contributions to a great product!
By the way, you can also read the announcement on Bens weblog.