Press Release

05 Dec 2011

Even more nnhancements with Subversion 1.7.2 - now available from WANdisco

Subversion 1.7.2 available for free download through WANdisco’s website and uberSVN.

 WANdisco WANdisco, a leading provider of Apache Subversion based software and services for the enterprise, and a major corporate sponsor of the Subversion project, has announced that the latest release, Subversion 1.7.2, is available to download for free from its website, and also through the uberSVN ALM platform.


Subversion 1.7 was a major step forward for the community, featuring a new HTTP protocol variant, a complete rewrite of the working copy metadata system, and a new remote dumpfile tool. Thanks to the hard work of Subversion's early adopters and rapid feedback from the community, the first bug fix release of 1.7x was made public less than a fortnight after 1.7's release, and now 1.7.2 brings even more enhancements and fixes to Subversion. This release features some important user-visible and developer-visible changes, including improvements to error logging, and a fix for working copy corruption.

Other important fixes and enhancements for 1.7.2 include:

  • a fix for uninitialized memory read in client diff code
  • a fix to avoid reading freed memory
  • a plug for a memory leak in the bdb backend
  • the ability to properly define WIN64 on Windows x64 builds
  • an enhancement that allows better error logging when opening rep-cache.db fails
  • better adherence to C89 in enum definitions

More information on the fixes and enhancements, is available in the Changes file. This is the most complete Subversion release to date, and users are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible. The latest, certified open source binaries are available for free download from the WANdisco website, and through the easy-to-install, free uberSVN platform for Subversion.

Earlier this year, WANdisco launched three migration packages designed for organizations looking to make the leap to Subversion 1.7. More information on these professional support options can be found at

About Subversion

Apache Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). In a 2007 report by Forrester Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category. Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software. For more information, please visit:

About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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WANdisco plc
Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications