Mark Phippard

About Mark Phippard

Engineering manager for several teams at CollabNet, including CloudForge, Subversion, Subversion Edge, Git and our Desktops and Integrations. Project owner for the Subclipse project, which provides Subversion support in Eclipse. Also a full committer for the Subversion project. Product owner for GitEye, Subversion Edge and the CollabNet Desktops and Integrations.

Subversion 1.7.5 Released

The Simplify Apache™ Subversion® project has announced the latest release of Subversion.  The 1.7.5 release is a bug fix release and you can download the latest binaries now.  As always, Subversion Edge users can update their server to the latest version of the binaries easily by visiting the Software Updates page in the Subversion Edge web console. It has been a couple of months since the last release of Subversion, so this release includes a number of fixes.  Here is the information from the CHANGES: http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/tags/1.7.5/CHANGES Version 1.7.5 (17 May 2012, from /branches/1.7.x) http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/tags/1.7.5 User-visible changes: – Client- and server-side bugfixes: …

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Major New Subversion Edge Release Available

Subversion Edge 3.0 was released over the weekend. This is a significant new release with many new features, a brand new user interface and a number of refinements to the user interface and features. Let me start with the brand new user interface. You can see the new logo in the top corner of this post, and you can see a new screenshot gallery here which covers a lot of the UI. The new UI is more than a fresh coat of paint, we took the new branding as an opportunity to overhaul the UI itself. The UI is now …

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Subversion Server Automation

Subversion Edge 2.3.0 was released last week with a number of new features. One of those new features is that we are continuing to expose more and more of Subversion Edge via REST API. The documentation for the API is available in the Subversion Edge wiki. Subversion itself has always had a very rich API for working with your repository data, but the actual configuration and management of a Subversion server resides outside the Subversion software itself.  That is where Subversion Edge comes in to play. Subversion Edge is a packaging to the Apache httpd, Apache Subversion and ViewVC open-source …

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Subversion Edge 2.2 Released

Subversion Edge 2.2 was released this week and brings some exciting new features that our users have been asking for. A general changelog for the release can be found in the wiki. Here are some of the highlights: Simplify Apache™ Subversion® 1.7.2 The Apache Subversion binaries have been updated to the latest release. Subversion 1.7.2 is a bug fix release, the changelog can be found here. Repository Templates Prior to this release when creating a new repository your choices were to create an empty repository or to initialize it with the standard trunk/branches/tags structure. A number of users requested the …

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Subversion 1.7.0 Released

Simplify Apache™ Subversion® 1.7.0 has been officially released today.  With the release of Subversion 1.7 comes the release of Subversion Edge 2.1.0.  This release of Subversion Edge brings you the server binaries for Subversion 1.7.0 as well as the latest release of Apache httpd.  In addition to the inclusion of the Subversion 1.7 server binaries this release of Subversion Edge brings a number of other nice improvements including the addition of a complete 64-bit Windows binary stack.  As with all previous Subversion Edge releases you can simply update your existing installation from the Subversion Edge web console.  There are no …

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Subversion 1.7.0 Release Candidate

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 …

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Subversion 1.7 – Almost There!

Big news today as we created the branch for the Apache Subversion 1.7 release.  This is a significant milestone as it means we will be issuing the first Release Candidate relatively soon. Development has been feature complete for over a month now and we have just been stamping out the last bugs.  There are no longer any bugs defined as release blockers and so the branch has been created to start the final release process. We have issued three alpha releases over the last month. The source code and binary packages are available if you want to try these out and provide …

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CollabNet Subversion Edge 2.0 Released

I am pleased to announce the release of Subversion Edge 2.0. It is available for download and as an update via the built-in update mechanism in Edge. This release includes a number of enhancements and fixes that have been requested by the users in our forums. You can see a complete listing of the features in the project wiki. This release is a significant milestone in a number of ways. It was almost exactly a year ago to the day that we launched Subversion Edge 1.0. We knew we were launching a significant new product that was going to allow …

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Subversion 1.6.17 Released

Simplify Apache™ Subversion® 1.6.17 was released today.  Details on all of the fixes included in the release can be found in the CHANGES file. Concurrent with this release, we have released CollabNet Subversion Edge 1.3.3 which contains the updated Subversion binaries for the 1.6.17 release. Subversion 1.6.17 includes several fixes to the server portion of Subversion, including fixes for three security-related issues: CVE-2011-1752, CVE-2011-1783, and CVE-2011-1921. Accordingly, we advise all users to update their Subversion servers as quickly as possible. If you are using Subversion Edge, you can simply click on the Software Updates link in the web console and install the updates quickly and easily …

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Subversion 1.7 Performance Benchmarks

As we are getting closer to the end of the release process for Subversion 1.7, one of the things we have been trying to do is assess the performance characteristics of the release. This is a big release where we have essentially rewritten the working copy library. The aim of this rewrite was to make the code (which is the oldest in all of Subversion) more understandable with a better design. This would allow us to implement new features in future releases without the hindrance that the old library has caused in the past. However, the other goal was to …

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