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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Subversion® v1.10.0
Date Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:00:59 GMT
[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/ICsR ]

Open Source version control system ranked among leaders in $970MM+ market

Wakefield, MA —16 April 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer
developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives,
announced today Apache® Subversion® v1.10.0, the popular centralized software version control

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 at https://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.10.html

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 SVN."

"Over 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."

Availability and Oversight
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 releases.
For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Subversion, visit http://subversion.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source
projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through
the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 680 individual Members
and 6,500 Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available
enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions
are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing
lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings,
and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations
and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Baidu, Bloomberg, Budget
Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks,
Huawei, IBM, Inspur, iSIGMA, ODPi, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet
Access, Red Hat, Target, Union Investment, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://apache.org/
and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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