Universal Subversion Binary Gets Updated and Upgraded

When I first announced the “Universal OS X Subversion Binary” nearly a month ago, I had no idea that the binary would be such a hit (more than 2700 downloads in four weeks).  Sure, Subversion is an excellent source management system and the Mac is a killer platform but knowing this didn’t prepare me for the impact this has apparently made.  So, how can things get even better?

Well….. we’ve upgraded the binary to Subversion 1.4.4 for starters and that is just the beginning.  The latest version of the binary now includes the Subversion Apache modules for Apache 2.2.x and all Subversion language bindings maintained by the Subversion developers.  This includes bindings for Java, Perl, Python and Ruby.  The 1.4.4 release of the binary includes everything you need for using Subversion as an end-user, developing Subversion-related applications and even for installing a Subversion server.  Nothing has been left out this time around.

The last piece of information to bring to you is related to a new project on openCollabNet where the collaboration and efforts behind this release are handled.  The SVNbinaries project on openCollabNet is a project where you and the rest of the Subversion community can get involved in building and releasing Subversion-related binaries.  The Mac OS X Universal Subversion binary is the first finished product of this project.  The purpose of this project is to allow community members to contribute binaries and information necessary to reproduce the binaries so they can be improved by others.

The reason I bring this project up is not only because it is where the Universal Subversion Binary is developed but also because this is where you will submit bugs, feature requests, new binaries and resources related to the binaries developed and distributed in the project.  If you need a specific binary, a specific binding or even specific Apache modules, the SVNbinaries project is a great place to make those requests or help create them.  The SVNbinaries project is a true community project with the sole purpose to create easy-to-use Subversion installations for the masses.

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8 comments on “Universal Subversion Binary Gets Updated and Upgraded
  1. Mathias says:

    What is needed to make svnadmin create work? It gets unresolved symbols when I try.

  2. Jeremy Whitlock says:

    Can you give me more information? I tested svnadmin before publishing the binary and have also had a few other people test this as well. I have not been able to reproduce any problems. If you could provide, the following, that would be excellent:
    The output of “svnadmin –version”
    The output of “otool -L /usr/local/bin/svnadmin”
    The steps to reproduce
    The text of the error
    Since this is the result of a community project, can you put this information in a forum post? Here is the link to the forum to report this information to:
    Thanks for your help.
    Take care,

  3. Mathias says:

    Thank you for your reply. My post is out there now. It’s basically just doing a create with nothing else.

  4. Jeremy Whitlock says:

    Thanks for your cooperation. Also, subscribe to the forum as I have replied to your post and am awaiting your response. Also, all remaining communication about this will be handled in the forum post. Once we resolve the issue, the answer will be mentioned here for posterity.
    Take care,

  5. Jeremy Whitlock says:

    Hi All,
    This issue has been resolved and tested thoroughly. Please read the forum post regarding this and how to upgrade your installation:
    Take care,

  6. Rich says:

    Hey Jeremy,
    Thanks so much for all the work you guys have done on this project! I’m a software developer who has recently switched to the Mac (after much “ooh, will I still be able to do …” concern), and it’s community support like this that make me realise I’ve made the right choice.

  7. Hello says:

    Hello all,
    I wonder where I could find JavaHL 1.5 for Snow Leopard. Our team use Subversion 1.4.4, so I cannot use Subclipse 1.6 to connect the SVN server.

  8. Hello,
    I’m not sure where to get it. I know that there are old builds of my Subversion binary available but I’m not sure that will help.
    Take care,

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