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From Hyrum Wright <hwri...@apache.org>
Subject Apache Subversion 1.7.0-rc3 Released
Date Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:58:49 GMT
I'm happy to announce the release of Apache Subversion 1.7.0-rc3.
Please choose the mirror closest to you by visiting:

    http://subversion.apache.org/download/#pre-releases

(Note: It may take up to 24 hours for all mirrors to sync the release.)

The SHA1 checksums are:

    0a1e80426720233bfdb8aaab1d97e3e8bd3ae82c subversion-1.7.0-rc3.zip
    37c44ac69b132749deece46f853fdbfbe4d8b417 subversion-1.7.0-rc3.tar.bz2
    6c62df9f66a9eb71df055ad8794e887716cd04a6 subversion-1.7.0-rc3.tar.gz

PGP Signatures are available at:

    http://www.apache.org/dist/subversion/subversion-1.7.0-rc3.tar.bz2.asc
    http://www.apache.org/dist/subversion/subversion-1.7.0-rc3.tar.gz.asc
    http://www.apache.org/dist/subversion/subversion-1.7.0-rc3.zip.asc

For this release, the following people have provided PGP signatures:

   C. Michael Pilato [1024D/1706FD6E] with fingerprint:
    20BF 14DC F02F 2730 7EA4  C7BB A241 06A9 1706 FD6E
   Paul T. Burba [1024D/53FCDC55] with fingerprint:
    E630 CF54 792C F913 B13C  32C5 D916 8930 53FC DC55
   Julian Foad [1024D/353E25BC] with fingerprint:
    6604 5A4B 43BC F994 7777  5728 351F 33E4 353E 25BC
   Hyrum K. Wright [1024D/4E24517C] with fingerprint:
    3324 80DA 0F8C A37D AEE6  D084 0B03 AE6E 4E24 517C
   Philip Martin [2048R/ED1A599C] with fingerprint:
    A844 790F B574 3606 EE95  9207 76D7 88E1 ED1A 599C
   Johan Corveleyn [4096R/010C8AAD] with fingerprint:
    8AA2 C10E EAAD 44F9 6972  7AEA B59C E6D6 010C 8AAD
   Mark Phippard [1024D/035A96A9] with fingerprint:
    D315 89DB E1C1 E9BA D218  39FD 265D F8A0 035A 96A9

This is a release candidate for what will eventually become Apache
Subversion 1.7.0. It is thought to be free of blocking issues, and if
none are found will become the final release. For this reason, we
encourage thorough testing in as many environments as possible. This
release candidate continues the four-week "soak" period to allow for
further testing, and barring show-stopping bugs, the final 1.7.0
release can be expected on or near Sept. 28.

Even though we feel that this release is ready for widespread testing
by the community, some things may still change before the final
release. Of particular note, please remember than persistent data,
such as the working copy or repository formats may change before the
final release, and there may not be an upgrade path from the
pre-releases to the final.

As a note to operating system distro packagers: while we wish to have
this release candidate widely tested, we do not feel that it is ready
for packaging
and providing to end-users through a distro package system.  Packaging
a release candidate poses many problems, the biggest being that our
policy lets us break compatibility between the release candidate and
the final release, if we find something serious enough.  Having many
users depending on a release candidate through their distro would
cause no end of pain and frustration that we do not want to have to
deal with.  However, if your distro has a branch that is clearly
labeled as containing experimental and often broken software, and
explicitly destined to consenting developers and integrators only,
then we're okay with packaging the release candidate there.  Just
don't let it near the end users please.

Release notes for the 1.7.x release series may be found at:

    http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.7.html

You can find the list of changes between 1.7.0-rc3 and earlier versions at:

    http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/tags/1.7.0-rc3/CHANGES

Questions, comments, and bug reports to users@subversion.apache.org.

Thanks,
- The Subversion Team

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