End of Support for VisualSVN Server 3.5.x and 3.6.x version families

We are announcing End of Support for VisualSVN Server 3.5.x and 3.6.x version families on 28th February 2018. Users that are running VisualSVN Server 3.6.x or earlier should plan an upgrade to the latest VisualSVN Server 3.7.x builds.

Download VisualSVN Server 3.7 at the main download page.

VisualSVN Server 3.5.x and 3.6.x version families are linked with Apache HTTP Server 2.2. With the release of version 2.2.34, Apache HTTP Server 2.2 officially reached End of Life and will not receive security or bug fix updates anymore. Consequently, VisualSVN Server 3.5.x and 3.6.x release families reach their End of Support too.

The whole product family of VisualSVN Server continues to be actively developed. We continue to provide maintenance updates and support for VisualSVN Server 3.7.x which is the most recent version family and is linked with up-to-date Apache HTTP Server 2.4.x and Apache Subversion 1.9.x. What is more, we are working on substantial improvements and exciting new features that are going to be introduced in the next updates.

Upgrade and compatibility concerns

From the Subversion compatibility point of view, no issues are expected because VisualSVN Server 3.7.x, 3.6.x and 3.5.x version families are all based based on the Apache Subversion 1.9.

However, VisualSVN Server 3.7 brings an upgrade to Apache HTTP Server 2.4 and makes significant changes to the httpd.conf file. In case your server's httpd-custom.conf was modified, these customizations may break after the upgrade or may prevent VisualSVN Server 3.7 services from starting. It is highly recommended to read the article KB116: Upgrading to VisualSVN Server 3.7 before upgrading.

The users of multisite Subversion repositories based on VisualSVN Distributed File System (VDFS) should follow a special upgrade procedure. Read the article KB117: Upgrading to VisualSVN Server 3.7 in a multisite environment for further details.

The upgrade is free for Standard Edition users and all customers who have an active maintenance subscription for VisualSVN Server Enterprise Edition licenses.