I’m a little behind on the mailing lists, but I found that on June 5 it was announced that Best Practical Solutions, LLC has aquired SVK. SVK is a distributed version control system written on top of Subversion and provides the ability to mirror Subversion and CVS repositories to your local machine in order to work in a distributed fashion. It also provides advanced branching and merging capabilities far and above what the core Subversion product provides. Read the official announcement here.
Best Practical, LLC produces Open Source incident response, request tracking, and FAQ management software. Chia-liang Kao, the author of SVK, has joined Best Practical as a partner.
The Subversion team has announced the release of Subversion 1.3.1. Files can be found in their download area.
After quite a long time of announcements and speculation as to when it would happen, Sourceforge has finally gone live with their support of Subversion as a source control option for their service. Following is a clip from the SourceForge mailing list:
The SourceForge.net team is pleased to announce the General Availability
of Subversion service to SourceForge.net-hosted projects, effective
2006-02-21. This service offering is in addition to our existing CVS
service; as with all of our services, projects may select (and enable in
the project admin pages) the portion of our offering that best meets
The best thing about finding this announcement was the fact that Ben Collins-Sussman, one of the developers of Subversion, posted the announcment to the Subversion developer list with the following comment:
So, are we done? Have we made a compelling replacement for CVS? 🙂
Congratulations to the Subversion team for making the original vision real. I would say the product is a pretty compelling replacement.
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.