Earlier today the Simplify Apache Subversion® project announced the release of the first public release candidate for Subversion 1.7.0. This has been a long release process, but I am personally quite happy with the final result. I have been using 1.7 builds exclusively for the last six weeks or so and it has been working great. I am particularly excited about the improved performance I am seeing in Windows and using Eclipse. I would encourage you to try the release candidate and provide your feedback to the Apache Subversion project. I think this release candidate is really solid and will become the final release, but it is always good to get as many users as possible to run the release on their repositories to uncover areas where additional improvements are needed.
If you prefer to build from the source code, you can find the source packages available for download here. I have been posting binaries for Windows throughout the development process and you can download pre-built 32-bit or 64-bit binaries for Windows here. If you want to try installing a server, you can follow these instructions to switch your Subversion Edge server to be running the latest dev build, which includes the Subversion 1.7.0-rc2 binaries.
TortoiseSVN has been making nightly builds available here. I would expect them to issue a release candidate soon.
AnkhSVN has daily builds available here.
I have personally been working on the next Subclipse release and we started releasing builds a few weeks ago. I just announced a new build that includes Subversion 1.7.0-rc2 binaries for Windows 32 and 64-bit. The addition of 64-bit binaries will be new with the 1.7.0 release.
If this release candidate holds up, then you can expect to see the GA release on our around September 28th. You can expect new releases of Subversion Edge, Subclipse, TortoiseSVN and AnkhSVN at roughly the same time. Obviously all these projects need to wait for Subversion to release first so there may be a short delay but it looks like we are all ready and eager to launch.
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