Press Release

03 Mar 2011

New certified Subversion Binaries now available for free download

Subversion 1.6.16 Binaries Released After Undergoing the Same Rigorous QA as Enterprise Products Supporting the World's Largest Subversion Implementations

WANdisco, a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise, has continued its heavy investment in the Subversion Open Source project by being the first to make certified Subversion 1.6.16 binaries available for free download. WANdisco's certified Subversion binaries provide a complete, fully tested version of Subversion based on the most recent stable release, including the latest fixes.

Subversion 1.6.16 includes several key enhancements as well as bug fixes. Most importantly, this new release addresses CVE-2011-0715, a denial-of-service bug effecting Apache-based servers. In addition, 1.6.16 improves memory handling in ‘blame –g’ and resolves additional performance and correctness issues from the previous 1.6.15 release.

"Subversion 1.6.16 delivers enhancements that improve the functionality and stability of the 1.6 series," said Hyrum Wright, WANdisco's Director of Open Source, and release manager for the Subversion project. “I would advise users to upgrade at their earliest opportunity to take advantage of these improvements.”

To upgrade, users can obtain a free download of WANdisco's certified Subversion 1.6.16 binaries at:

These freely available, certified Subversion binaries undergo the same rigorous quality assurance processes that WANdisco uses for its enterprise products that support the world's largest Subversion deployments with over 40,000 users, 2,500 repositories and 18 million transactions per day in a single implementation. Free community support for WANdisco's certified Subversion binaries is available with registration at:

Pure Subversion Software Integrates Easily Without any Vendor Lock in Tricks

Like all releases of WANdisco's certified Subversion binaries, these 1.6.16 binaries aren't polluted with any other software that users don't really need or want. WANdisco's pure Subversion binaries are only 6MB versus the massive 80MB packages of some vendors. Users aren't forced down the path of implementing proprietary defect trackers or other software that they're not currently using with Subversion. WANdisco's certified Subversion binaries can be used with any open source or closed source software that works with Subversion.

Customers that combine a WANdisco Subversion support contract with WANdisco's certified Subversion binaries get the added benefit of automated access to the latest fixes and updates with 24-by-7 online, phone and email support.

Invest in WANdisco's Subversion Support Services and Support Subversion Open Source

Profits from WANdisco's Subversion support contracts are used to hire additional Subversion committers and support the activities of the Subversion community. WANdisco's goal is to ensure that Subversion continues to provide the features that its users want and need and that the Subversion community has the resources to support these efforts.

WANdisco's Subversion support services are backed by a dedicated team of core Subversion development, QA and support professionals based at the company's offices in the US and the UK. As a result, all of WANdisco's Subversion support customers have access to secure, high quality live support and immediate fixes on a 24-by-7 basis regardless of where they're located. This is critical when problems arise and it's the reason so many organizations that want the same level of support available with commercial enterprise software switch to WANdisco. The team is led by Hyrum Wright, WANdisco's Director of Open Source. Hyrum has also been the release manager for the Subversion project since early 2008.

Support contracts include:

  • 24-by-7 Online, Phone and Email Support.
  • Guaranteed response times.
  • Global coverage from the United States and Europe.
  • Automated delivery of fixes and upgrades.
  • Technical Account Managers who act as a single point of contact for critical issues.
  • Security solutions that deliver automated access control and audit reporting.
  • Semi-annual Subversion System Health Check.
  • Bug Buddy - A senior Subversion committer who champions customer enhancement requests.
  • WANdisco's Subversion support services are described in detail at:
WANdisco also sponsors and contributes to the TortoiseSVN project, which develops the popular Subversion client for Windows. As a result, WANdisco is able to offer free downloads of the latest fully tested version of TortoiseSVN at

Information about enterprise-class support for TortoiseSVN can be found at:

WANdisco Offers Free Online Subversion Training

WANdisco is currently offering a series of free online one-hour Subversion training classes with four sessions scheduled in March. Registration for these classes is available at WANdisco recommends early registration as space is limited.

Enterprise Subversion Training for Developers and Administrators

WANdisco has also announced a series of in-depth training courses designed to provide the necessary hands-on experience to enable attendees to become productive immediately. WANdisco offers public classes at its training centers, private classes that can be held on-site at the customer's location, as well as web based training. Custom training classes can also be arranged.

More information about Enterprise Subversion Training is available at:

Recent News and Resources

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Successful Subversion Conference Rescheduled for Boston:

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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.

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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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Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications