Press Release

21 Sep 2011

Get uberSVN and be First to get Subversion 1.7

WANdisco, a leading corporate sponsor of the Apache Subversion project to include Subversion 1.7 with uberSVN the day it’s released


WANdisco, a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise, and a major corporate sponsor of the Subversion project today announced that uberSVN – the free, open ALM platform for Subversion that’s seen thousands of installations since its launch in April - will include 1.7 as soon as it becomes generally available. WANdisco will continue to ship Subversion 1.6.17 along with 1.7. Users can take advantage of a ‘toggle’ feature in uberSVN’s configuration settings to deploy the product with either 1.7 or 1.6.17. This ‘toggle’ feature also makes it easy to upgrade or downgrade the version of Subversion after uberSVN is deployed.

uberSVN lets developers combine their favorite open and closed source ALM applications in a single integrated platform with an easy-to-use web interface and model configuration that make Subversion simple to deploy and manage, even for first-time users.  uberSVN also includes Subversion’s first-ever social coding environment with features familiar to Facebook and Twitter users, that enable developers to see each other’s real-time progress.

"We believe uberSVN is much more than ‘Subversion made easy,’ but the usability of this brilliant new platform is something WANdisco is really proud of. Part of the key to this usability has been our commitment to making uberSVN available with the latest Apache Subversion binaries,” said David Richards, President and CEO of WANdisco. “We’re able to live up to this commitment because our team plays a significant part in delivering every new Subversion release.”

WANdisco staff, including Hyrum Wright, the company’s Director of Open Source and Subversion’s release manager, along with senior Subversion developers Phillip Martin and Julian Foad made significant contributions to the planning and development of Subversion 1.7 as they have with every new release of Subversion.

Key Subversion 1.7 enhancements designed to dramatically improve the scalability, performance and usability of Subversion include:

  • HTTPv2 - a protocol rewrite designed to dramatically enhance performance over high latency networks.
  • WC-NG - a rewrite of the working copy library that improves performance by centralizing metadata storage. WC-NG also provides a foundation for supporting features such as shelving and offline commits in future releases.
  • svnrdump - a new client tool that provides the same functionality as  svnadmin dump and svnadmin load, but on remote repositories. This eliminates the need for administrator access to source or target repositories on remote servers.

WANdisco will also sponsor a number of additional enhancements to Subversion 1.7’s branching and merging capabilities, including the introduction of the “newmerge” command. All of these improvements will be presented on September 28, during the free webinar – Introducing Subversion 1.7 – detailed below.

A complete list of what’s new is available at:

Free Webinar: Introducing Subversion 1.7

Don’t forget to register for Introducing Subversion 1.7 – a free webinar taking place on September 28. Attendees will be among the first to learn exactly what features this major new release offers and how to make the most of them. Leading industry journalist Adrian Bridgwater hosts as Hyrum Wright, Subversion’s release manager and other core developers present during this free one-hour session.

Webinar attendees will also learn about an exciting new project that builds on Subversion 1.7 with world-class merge capabilities incorporated under the “newmerge” command, as well as automated update and commit features.

The webinar takes place on Wednesday, September 28 at 9am PDT. Attendance is free, but demand for this event will be high and space is limited. Register now 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