Press Release

21 Apr 2011

WANdisco breathes new life into Apache Subversion With uberSVN

New open ALM platform brings ‘social coding’ to Subversion for the first time - enables easier installation, easier usability and easier extension


 WANdisco, a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise, has announced uberSVN, a major new product designed to transform the world’s most popular source code management system into an extensible platform that empowers software developers by giving them the widest choice of toolsets.

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uberSVN opens up the developer freedom to choose any combination of software development tools that best fit the business requirements in hand. Toolset choice can be based on price or functionality, the use of open or closed source proprietary applications – and there is no vendor lock-in. The product is freely available, but professional support is available from WANdisco.

WANdisco already has an extensive list of companies using its Enterprise Subversion solutions, so along with WANdisco’s active participation and sponsorship of the Apache Subversion project, the company is arguably doing more than any other single vendor to contribute to the functionality of this visionary platform.

“For the past five years we have supported the world’s largest Subversion implementations,” said David Richards, President and CEO of WANdisco. “Subversion is the most popular source code management software on the planet with over five million deployments. Now uberSVN gives Subversion users what they want - an easy to use product that they can extend, however they choose, whenever they want.”

What will uberSVN give to Subversion users?

Open ALM platform based on Subversion:

uberSVN turns Subversion into an open, extensible platform for ALM that is easy to install, easy to use and easy to extend. The concept is that uberSVN is a platform in the sense that it enables developers to take a set of disparate applications and, by providing the right packaging and integration, deliver a complete solution.

Easy to use web interface and model configuration:

uberSVN is designed for users of any skill level and development teams of any size. Rich system and user administration capabilities and a model configuration take the hassle out of managing and deploying Subversion. Expert users can change the configuration anytime.

Freedom to choose – no vendor lock-in.

uberSVN gives programmers the freedom to choose the best open source and closed source applications for defect tracking, project management, build management as well as other ALM functions and replace them any time.

First ever integrated social coding environment for Subversion

uberSVN is organised around development teams and their activities. Each development 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. Managers are able to see real-time progress by simply subscribing to these Twitter-like feeds.

Solid Foundation:

uberSVN is built on top of WANdisco's pure certified Subversion binaries that we put through the same rigorous testing as our Enterprise Subversion solutions that support the world's largest Subversion deployments.

For more info see the two-minute demonstration video at:


uberSVN is available now, completely free of charge at:

Learn more about uberSVN – Free webinar hosted by Computer Weekly’s Adrian Bridgwater.

To learn how your organization can benefit from WANdisco’s new uberSVN product, please join him and WANdisco in a free public webinar on Wednesday June 1 at 9 am PDT. Register here:

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