Press Release

01 Jun 2011

New certified Subversion binaries now available for free download-2

Subversion 1.6.17 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 1.6.17 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. uberSVN – WANdisco’s new open ALM platform for Subversion that’s had thousands of downloads since it was launched just two weeks ago – will include this latest release soon.

Subversion 1.6.17 provides several key enhancements as well as bug fixes. Most notably, this release includes major improvements in checkout performance for large working copies on Windows, greater efficiency of 'blame - g' for users dealing with a large amount of mergeinfo and improved error handling on Windows.

"Our dedication to being the first to release these fully tested 1.6.17 binaries demonstrates WANdisco’s ongoing commitment to the Apache Subversion open source project," said David Richards, WANdisco's CEO and President. “Both Subversion and uberSVN users should upgrade at their earliest opportunity to take advantage of the improvements 1.6.17 offers."

To upgrade, users can download WANdisco's certified Subversion 1.6.17 binaries at:

Free community support for WANdisco's certified Subversion binaries as well as uberSVN is available with registration at: .

Subversion 1.6.17 soon to be Available with uberSVN

uberSVN – WANdisco’s new open ALM platform for Subversion, will soon be available with this latest release. With uberSVN users get:

  • Freedom to choose the best open source and closed source applications for defect tracking, project management, build management, and other ALM functions and replace them at any time.
  • An easy to use web interface and model configuration - uberSVN includes rich Subversion system and user administration capabilities and a model configuration that take the hassle out of managing and deploying Subversion. Expert users can change the configuration anytime.
  • The first integrated social coding environment for Subversion. uberSVN is organized around development teams. Each team has its own home page that profiles the team members, lists the projects they're working on, repositories they're using and their latest activity and status. Team members can see each other's real-time progress by subscribing to Twitter-like feeds.

Learn more about uberSVN at:

Customers that combine a WANdisco Subversion support contract with either WANdisco's certified Subversion binaries, or uberSVN get the added benefit of automated access to the latest fixes and updates with 24-by-7 online, phone and email support. WANdisco’s Subversion support services are described in detail at:

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 that now cover both the standalone Subversion binaries and uberSVN 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.

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:

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