We are happy to announce VisualSVN Server 3.4 release that brings the following main new features and enhancements:
- Update to the latest Apache Subversion 1.9 release.
- New VisualSVN Server PowerShell cmdlets.
- Other improvements such as disaster recovery of VDFS repositories and improved Markdown support in the web interface.
For further details please consider the complete VisualSVN Server 3.4 Release Notes.
Upgrade to the VisualSVN Server 3.4 is recommended for all existing VisualSVN Server users. Download VisualSVN Server 3.4 at the main download page.
Upgrade to Apache Subversion 1.9
Apache Subversion 1.9 is a major Apache Software Foundation release that brings a lot of user-visible changes both to the client and server side. For the complete list of notable improvements please consider Apache Subversion 1.9 Release Notes.
VisualSVN – a professional grade Subversion integration plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio – has been upgraded to Apache Subversion 1.9 as well. You can download the latest VisualSVN 5.1 at the corresponding download page.
VisualSVN Server PowerShell Cmdlets
VisualSVN Server 3.4 introduces more than twenty PowerShell cmdlets that can be used to perform various management tasks related to Subversion repositories, access rules and VDFS replication. For the brief description and usage examples of all available cmdlets please consider the KB88: VisualSVN Server PowerShell Cmdlet Reference article.
PowerShell cmdlets can be used to manage remote VisualSVN Server instances and are available in all editions of VisualSVN Server, including the free-of-charge Standard Edition.
Other VisualSVN Server 3.4 changes
VisualSVN Server 3.4 introduces a number of other significant improvements, such as the following:
- Improve disaster recovery capabilities for distributed VDFS repositories. New PowerShell cmdlets allow changing roles of the distributed repositories — from master to slave and vice versa, as well as performing disaster recovery with minimal service interruption. For further details please consider KB93: Performing disaster recovery for distributed VDFS repositories article.
- Display repository size and other technical details in VisualSVN Server Manager. This information is available on the new Details tab in the repository’s Properties dialog.
- Improve Markdown support in the Repository Web Interface. Readme files for the current directory are now displayed automatically and relative links to other Markdown files or images are supported. To get a detailed impression please check the sample Markdown documentation project hosted on our online demo server.
- Preview images in Repository Web Interface. All common image file formats are supported.
For the complete list of changes, see the VisualSVN Server 3.4.0 changelog.
End of Support for VisualSVN Server 2.5.x and 3.2.x version families
Since Subversion 1.7.x version family is no longer supported by the Apache Software Foundation, we are announcing End of Support for VisualSVN Server 2.5.x versions. In order to reduce the list of supported version families, we are also announcing End of Support for VisualSVN Server 3.2.x version family. Users of VisualSVN Server 2.5.x and 3.2.x should upgrade to one of the supported versions listed below.
Upgrading from VisualSVN Server 2.5.x to newer versions may require additional administrative actions if you have Subversion authentication enabled on your server. For further details please consider the KB63 article.
We are going to continue providing maintenance updates for the following version families:
- VisualSVN Server 2.7.x (based Subversion 1.8.x),
- VisualSVN Server 3.3.x (based Subversion 1.8.x),
- VisualSVN Server 3.4.x (the most recent release based on Subversion 1.9.x).
Upgrade and compatibility concerns
VisualSVN Server 3.4 is backward compatible with older Subversion clients. It can read and write to repositories created by earlier versions as well, so there is no need to dump/load or upgrade your repositories.
Upgrade to VisualSVN Server 3.4 is recommended for all users. Read the KB89: Upgrading to VisualSVN Server 3.4 article before upgrading. Upgrade is free for Standard Edition users and all customers who have an active maintenance subscription for VisualSVN Server Enterprise Edition licenses.