We are glad to announce beta versions of VisualSVN 2.5 and VisualSVN Server 2.5. The major change in both products will be the transition to Apache Subversion 1.7. The current beta versions are almost stable and give you an opportunity to evaluate upcoming Subversion 1.7.
Subversion 1.7 will be the first major Subversion release under the Apache Software Foundation umbrella. It brings significant performance-related improvements such as centralized working copy metadata storage (known as WC-NG) and improved HTTP protocol usage (known as HTTPv2). According to our measurements, the overall performance of Subversion operations has increased by 2x-10x times.
Also, Subversion 1.7 brings more than 130 user-visible changes both on the client and server sides. For further details please consider the draft of the Apache Subversion 1.7 Release Notes.
VisualSVN is a professional-level tool that transparently integrates Subversion into Microsoft Visual Studio. The beta version of VisualSVN 2.5 is built against Subversion 1.7-beta3 and incorporates the most significant Subversion 1.7 improvements such as WC-NG and HTTPv2. Note that upgrade to VisualSVN 2.5 will be free for all registered VisualSVN 2.0 users. Download the pre-release version of VisualSVN 2.5 now.
VisualSVN Server is most favored way to setup and maintain an Apache Subversion server on the Microsoft Windows platform. The beta version of VisualSVN 2.5 is built against Subversion 1.7-beta3 and implements the fast HTTPv2 protocol. Also there are a lot of other improvements such as IPv6 support. Download the pre-release version of VisualSVN Server 2.5 now.
Note that beta versions of VisualSVN 2.5 and VisualSVN Server 2.5 are offered for pre-release testing only. The usual caveats apply, including the facts that there are known issues and no upgrade path is promised for working copies and repositories between the pre-releases and the final release.