Subversion 1.7 Webinar Follow-up

Yesterday (September 20) I co-presented the webinar “Subversion 1.7 – Why You Should Care” with my esteemed CollabNet colleague Bob Jenkins. For about an hour we shared with our audience a sneak peek into the forthcoming major release of Apache™ Subversion®. If you were in attendance, please accept my gratitude for choosing to spend your time with us. I sincerely hope that Bob and I were able to successfully convey to you the highlights of the release and that you’ll make Subversion 1.7 a prioritized upgrade in — or new addition to — your own software stack.

Bob and I encouraged our attendees to come to the session armed with questions — about Subversion in general, about Subversion 1.7 specifically, about the future of Subversion, etc. As a result, we received many great questions that we simply didn’t have time to address during the live event. So I would like to use this blog as a platform for answering those lingering questions. Over the next few weeks, Bob and I will sift through the questions, eliding duplicates and trying to group the questions topically. Then, we’ll share the questions and our answers incrementally in posts to this very blog.

Once again, thank you for making our webinar a success and for your interest in the world’s most popular version control system!

While I have your attention, allow me to again encourage you to consider CollabNet as your preferred provider of Subversion binary packages.  CollabNet rolls out these packages shortly after the open source project officially releases the source code (after we’ve independently tested and validated the release deliverables). If you need an easy-to-install, easy-to-manage Subversion server solution, let me point you toward CollabNet Subversion Edge, our open-source integration of Apache Subversion, Apache HTTP Server, and ViewVC. Subversion Edge offers an automated update mechanism so you can stay on top of the latest releases of these components, too.

Finally, don’t miss out on the chance to further expand your knowledge of Subversion and other topics related to software development by registering for and attending CollabNet’s additional upcoming webinars.

(By the way, if you missed the live session of yesterday’s webinar or simply enjoy reruns of this sort of thing, you should soon be able to watch the recording and download the slides from the webinar landing page.)

[UPDATE] Here are the links to the various answer-carrying follow-up posts:


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C. Michael Pilato

C. Michael Pilato is a core Subversion developer, co-author of Version Control With Subversion (O'Reilly Media), and the primary maintainer of ViewVC. He works remotely from his home state of North Carolina as a software engineer for CollabNet, and has been an active open source developer since early 2001. Mike is a proud husband and father who loves traveling, soccer, spending quality time with his family, and any combination of those things. He also enjoys composing and performing music, and harbors not-so-secret fantasies of rock stardom. Mike has a degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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