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From Hyrum Wright <hwri...@apache.org>
Subject Apache Subversion 1.7.0-rc2 Released
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:18:33 GMT
I'm happy to announce the release of Apache Subversion 1.7.0-rc2, the
first public release candidate of Subversion 1.7.0.  Please choose the
mirror closest to you by visiting:

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

The SHA1 checksums are:

    691fd19a88908b10f4a96cbbd930ed359543d18b subversion-1.7.0-rc2.tar.bz2
    261ae261bebce283ec3f4941641a536c7ffe7df2 subversion-1.7.0-rc2.tar.gz
    e2b3d54b5aafc0414657d88646df8575801ee158 subversion-1.7.0-rc2.zip

PGP Signatures are available at:

    http://www.apache.org/dist/subversion/subversion-1.7.0-rc2.tar.bz2.asc
    http://www.apache.org/dist/subversion/subversion-1.7.0-rc2.tar.gz.asc
    http://www.apache.org/dist/subversion/subversion-1.7.0-rc2.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
   Bert Huijben [1024D/9821F7B2] with fingerprint:
    2017 F51A 2572 0E78 8827  5329 FCFD 6305 9821 F7B2
   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
   Stefan Sperling [1024D/F59D25F0] with fingerprint:
    B1CF 1060 A1E9 34D1 9E86  D6D6 E5D3 0273 F59D 25F0
   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 begins 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-rc2 and earlier versions at:

    http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/tags/1.7.0-rc2/CHANGES

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

Thanks,
- The Subversion Team

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