Subversion 1.2 Release Candidate 1 released

The Subversion team has released the first release candidate of the 1.2 product. Detailed release notes are also available, explaining the new features.

The features explained in summary in the release notes include:

  • new locking feature (exclusive locks)
  • full WebDAV autoversioning
  • faster binary decompression
  • a large number of improved API’s

You can find the source tarball on the download site. View the actual announcement on the announcement mailing list archive.

It looks like the official Subversion Source Repository is already running this version.

Subversion 1.1.4 released.

It was announced yesterday that version 1.1.4 of the Subversion Version Control System has been released. According to the announcement, the following changes were made for this release:

Version 1.1.4
(1 April 2005, from /branches/1.1.x)

– Client:
* fixed: win32 not ignoring versioned symlinks (issue #2173)
* fixed: ‘svn merge’ can cause broken working copy (issue #2222)
* fixed: ‘svn commit’ fails when schedule-delete dir has local mod (r11980)
* fixed: ‘svn st -u nonexistent_file’ segfault (issue #2127)
* fixed: ‘svn cp wc wc’ utf8 conversion error (r13111)
* fixed: confusing error message about “wc not locked” (issue #2174)
* many translation updates for localized client messages

– Server:
* fixed: nasty (though unusual) performance bug in FSFS commits (r13222-3)
* fixed: FSFS memory leak when auto-merging large tree (r13193)
* fixed: FSFS memory leak in ‘svnadmin hotcopy’ (r13218, 13465, 13468)
* fixed: FSFS segfault when encountering empty data reps (r13683)
* fixed: two dataloss bugs in svndumpfilter (r12630, r12636)
* fixed: wasteful memory usage in svndumpfilter (r12637, r12640)
* fixed: mod_dav_svn segfaults when client sends bogus paths (issue #2199)

– Both:
* fixed: (win32) retry file operation if sharing violation (r12983, r12986)

* add SWIG 1.3.24 and .25 compatibility (r12551, r12717-9, r12722, r13504)
* make work on win32 (r12499, r12542, r12670)
* fixed: JavaHL run-time link error (r12576), path/url cleanups (r13090)
* fixed: python bindings log_receiver failure with SWIG 1.3.24 (r13487)
* build system tweaks: add install dependencies for fs & fs_base (r11050)

You can get the source tarballs for this release from the download area.

SourceForge to Offer Subversion Service

Sourceforge has announced that the work is under way to offer Subversion as a service on the site.

An excerpt from the strategic projects document follows:

Subversion Service: The research, analysis, and support gear-up needed to implement a Subversion service at is now in progress. As with all services, extensive analysis and testing must be performed to verify suitable levels of stability and scalability before a service can be rolled-out. We are expecting the initial phases of this effort to last several weeks, to be followed by the implementation of a testing environment which will be used for a live beta test by specific selected projects. Pending successful scalability testing, service details will be finalized and service will be offered to all projects. (Last updated: 2005-03-02 Pacific)

SVK 0.30 Install for Windows Available

An installer for SVK 0.30 for Windows is available here. This is not a standalone .EXE file, but an installer for the SVK tool.

Some caveats from looking at it briefly this morning:

  • Make sure you have Subversion installed. I thought I had installed it already on my Windows XP machine – but I was wrong.
  • I was unable to authenticate with my SSL WebDAV server through SVK. I had to execute an svn ls https://blah.blah.blah in order to authenticate properly. Once I did this, I was able to create a mirror and sync to it.

I’m not sure if this is the “official” version of the Windows install, but it is one that is available for those who want to start running 0.30.

Subversion 1.1.1 released.

The 1.1.1 version of Subversion has been released. This release fixes the performance problems introduced between rc3 and 1.1 along with some other fixes. The official announcement with a detailed list of changes can be found here.

The distribution tarballs for this release can be found by following the links below:

Subversion 1.0.9 released.

Subversion 1.0.9 has been released. This version fixes a performance issue inadvertantly introduced in 1.0.8. The team is recommending that you upgrade to 1.0.9.

The 1.1.0 release apparently suffers from the same performance issue and a 1.1.1 release is in the works.

Subversion can be found at

The official announcement for this release can be found here.

Subversion 1.0.7 released.

For those who are not mucking about with the 1.1 beta, Subversion 1.0.7 has been released. The official announcement can be found here.

The distribution archives can be downloaded from the following:

Unix Source Distributions

Windows Binary Distribution
There is no official Windows binary available yet. I will update this entry when it is released.