Subversion 1.5.0 Released!

June 19, 2008 Mark Phippard

I am pleased to announce that Subversion 1.5.0 was released today.  It has been a long journey to get to this point, but I think the final result will be worth it.  Subversion 1.5.0 is the biggest release since 1.0 and begins a new chapter in the project’s evolution.  An event this big probably calls for some profound comments and reflection.  Perhaps, I or others, will make some at some point in the future.  Unfortunately, for myself, and a lot of people at CollabNet, the release means a lot of work and activity.

We have put together a page with links to lots of resources and information about the release:

I’d particularly urge you to checkout the training materials that have been created for this release.  While Subversion 1.5 is compatible with older clients and servers, to take full advantage of all the features, particularly merge tracking, there are some steps you need to take.  The training courses we have created cover these issues and can help guide you through the upgrade process.

Probably the number one thing people are looking for is binaries.  I assure you they are coming.  CollabNet’s binaries are certified and that process cannot begin until the official release is made.  So our team is hard at work building and certifying the binaries.  The tentative certification schedule is:

Linux: June 20
Windows: June 24
Solaris:     June 26

There is a pretty good chance that the Windows client will be available sooner.  I will add a new blog post once the Windows binaries are posted.  BTW, the OSX binaries are ready and just waiting for the web site to be updated.  Those binaries are not certified so can be released sooner.  A lot of us at CollabNet, myself included, use them for our daily work though.


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