Subversion 1.6.0 Release Candidate available

The Subversion project released the first publicly available release candidate for the 1.6.0 release on Friday Feb. 20.  You can download the source for this release candidate from the Subversion project on  The release notes for the 1.6 release are still being assembled but you can follow the latest state of the document from the project website.

As we did with the Subversion 1.5.0 release, CollabNet is providing binary packages of this release candidate to make it as easy as possible for the community to evaluate the release and provide their feedback.  You can download binaries for Windows and Linux right now.  We will be adding Solaris and OSX binaries soon.

Follow this blog for more entries on specific features in Subversion 1.6.  There are several new features as you can see in the release notes.  The biggest new feature is arguably the support for tree conflicts.  This will need a separate post of its own to explain, perhaps more than one.  For those that cannot wait, I can only point to the folder with the notes the developers were keeping on the feature.  Not all of those files represent what finally went into the feature so keep that in mind and keep an eye out for more posts.


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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.

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9 comments on “Subversion 1.6.0 Release Candidate available
  1. Jon says:

    Hi, is there a rough release date for the final 1.6 version? Just wondering whether to skip 1.5 or not – but that spent a fair amount of time in RC I think

  2. Mark Phippard says:

    A “rough date” would be March 19 for final release. It depends if this release candidate reveals any show stoppers in the next couple weeks.

  3. Benjamin Sergeant says:

    Good news. Keep up the good work guys !

  4. Steffen says:

    For me the killer feature coming in 1.6 is relative URLs! This will make svn a lot more console friendly.
    Thanks! 🙂

  5. Mike says:

    Hi Mark,
    Has the tentative release date changed? Just wondering if you could provide an update for those of us excited about the upcoming 1.6 release.

  6. Mike,
    The release is actually today, March 20. Look for the announcement later in the day.

  7. Laszlo Radics says:

    What is the status of 64 bit Linux binaries for 1.6?

  8. We ran into problems with LDAP support in all our builds so we had to backtrack, fix the problem and requalify. The Windows build just went up yesterday. Linux-32 is now being re-qualified. Complicating things, SVN 1.6.1 release process is starting today. So Linux-64 might not be out until middle of next week, and likely the 1.6.1 version when it does.

  9. Richard says:

    There are this package version support wildcards in the file authz?

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