Subversion 1.5.0 released

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No, really. Seriously!

After nearly two years of work, it’s been released to the public. Semi-intelligent tracking of merges, sparse directories, interactive conflict resolution, and much much more all described here. I had previously posted about how easy it is to manage feature branches; now you can try it yourself.

Visit to download. (It make take a few days for volunteers to update binary packages from the source code.) Also, we’ve just about finished up the new edition of the Subversion Book, which now covers 1.5. You can read it online, or wait a couple of months to buy a hardcopy from O’Reilly.

2 Responses to “Subversion 1.5.0 released”

  1. Congratulations on getting this out the door! Also, I think the Subversion book is my favorite computer book ever. When I used to help projects in my old company migrate to Subversion, they were always surprised when my answer to a question was: “Read the book. Really, it’s the best and easiest documentation out there!”

    Or in the case of TortoiseSVN users, “Read the help file! Really!”


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