April 16, 2018
Apache Subversion v1.10.0, the popular centralized software version
control system. With Apache Subversion, files and directories can be
edited, copied, deleted, merged, and tagged, with each such operation
leaving a permanent entry in the version control system's history
record. Files can be locked for exclusive access. The system supports a
command-line interface and several third-party graphical interfaces, and
can also be scripted in Python, Perl, Ruby, or Java. Subversion is very
portable and runs on virtually all general-purpose
operating systems in use today. The software versioning and revision
control system initiated in 2000, entered the Apache Incubator in 2009,
and graduated as an Apache Top-Level Project in 2010.
"Dealing with merge conflicts is one of the most complicated aspects of
version control. While merge conflicts in a text file are usually best
resolved by editing the file directly, merge conflicts can also occur
when the directory tree structure of a project is changed. Resolving
such structural conflicts requires users to manipulate entire
collections of files and directories at once, which is time-consuming
and error-prone," said Stefan Sperling, Vice President of
Apache Subversion. "With Subversion 1.10, structural conflicts can now
be resolved with support from a built-in interactive conflict resolver
which automates conflict resolution tasks users had to perform manually
in the past. This is a major usability improvement and saves users who
do a lot of merging a significant amount of time."
Apache Subversion 1.10 is the result of more than three years’
development effort, and features:
- Numerous bug fixes
- Improved path-based authorization
- New interactive conflict resolver
- LZ4 compression support over the wire and backend storage
- Shelving (experimental)
The full list of new features can be found in the project release notes
In its new "Version Control Systems Market: Global Industry Analysis"
report, Future Market Insights estimates that the version control
systems market will exhibit 11.5% CAGR and reach US$971.8MM by 2027.
Apache Subversion has been ranked in the "Market Leader" quadrant in G2
Crowd’s "Best Version Control Systems" for 2018. Time tracking and
productivity tool producer Time Doctor recommends, "if you want to have
a single master source tree that is being worked on by a small core
development group, SVN should be the first system you try as it’s
reliable and tailored for that."
Millions of users worldwide rely on Apache Subversion (SVN) to safely
and easily manage version control across an array of applications.
"As a large Open Source project with many moving parts, and many
connections to other projects, the FreeBSD operating system depends on
Apache Subversion to be its single source of truth for all version
control operations," said members of the FreeBSD Core team. "Subversion
has proved to be a reliable, stable, and overall usable system for the
project for many years and we appreciate the high quality of the work
done in designing and maintaining SVN."
"Apache Subversion is a reliable and robust centralized version control
system that is well suited for enterprises," said Michael Diers,
Technical Director of elego Software Solutions GmbH. "Over the years, we
have had very little problems with Subversion deployments that we setup
and maintain for our customers. Its development community is very
competent, friendly and welcoming."
"One of the usually overlooked advantages of Apache Subversion is that
it works natively on all modern platforms, including Windows," said Ivan
Zhakov, Technical Director of VisualSVN Software Ltd. "Subversion is
based on Apache Portable Runtime and does not impose dependencies on
Cygwin or its replacements. Nowadays, this advantage is of extreme
importance for enterprise users who work in heterogeneous environment in
the vast majority of cases."
"Assembla customers rely on Apache Subversion to build leading edge
technologies and products in a secure and scalable environment," said
Jacek Materna, Assembla CTO. "With more than 4,000 Assembla users
running SVN, we are excited to have contributed directly to Apache
Subversion 1.10.0 and the improved performance and key features it will
bring. LZ4 Compression, improved path-based authorization and shelving
are just a few of the updates that represent significant innovation for
18 years of its development, Subversion has grown into a very mature and
solid version control package supported by a friendly and healthy Open
Source project community with long-term productivity and success," added
Sperling. "Subversion's community and wider ecosystem is an exemplary
example of how the collaborative Open Source development model can work
to the benefit of its users, its developers, and its sponsors."
Apache Subversion software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and
is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the
project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's
day-to-day operations, including community development and product