/ VisualSVN 4.0 Released

We are proud to announce the release of VisualSVN 4.0 which is fully compatible with the newest Visual Studio 2013 and brings new features such as integration with built-in Visual Studio Merge Tool.

Visual Studio 2013 introduces variety of new features that are very useful to professional developers. We invite you to join the Visual Studio 2013 Virtual Launch to learn more about new Visual Studio 2013 features and best practices. The online event will be held on November 13 at 10 AM ET.

Upgrade to VisualSVN 4.0 is highly recommended for all users. You can download the latest VisualSVN 4.0 build at the official download page.

New features and improvements in VisualSVN 4.0

The main new feature of VisualSVN 4.0 is the full support for Visual Studio 2013. All VisualSVN features are now fully compatible with the newest Visual Studio 2013.

Here is the list of significant enhancements:

  • Merge conflicts resolution using Visual Studio Merge Tool. VisualSVN 4.0 integrates with the Visual Studio‚Äôs built-in Merge Tool and allows you to resolve conflicts right within the IDE. This feature is available in Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 only.
  • Integration with VisualSVN Repository Configurator. VisualSVN allows you to open VisualSVN Repository Configurator right from the IDE and configure granular access permissions if your repository is hosted on VisualSVN Server. For further details please consider the Repository Management Delegation feature which is available in VisualSVN Server since version 2.7.
  • Simple and fast repository browser which allows branch selection in the 'Switch to Branch' dialog.
  • Overall performance improvement on huge working copies.

See the changelog for the complete list of changes in VisualSVN 4.0.

The other notable improvement is that VisualSVN 4.0 fully respects asynchronous solution load and deferred initialization of document tabs in Visual Studio 2013. It allows solutions to be reloaded instantly after working copy update, switch and revert operations. So we encourage all VisualSVN users to upgrade to Visual Studio 2013 and VisualSVN 4.0.

Upgrading from previous VisualSVN versions

Upgrade to VisualSVN 4.0 is highly recommended for all users. You can download the latest VisualSVN 4.0 build at the official download page.

Commercial VisualSVN licenses issued on or after December 1st, 2012 are eligible for a free upgrade to VisualSVN 4.0. Licenses issued before December 1st, 2012 require an upgrade purchase for VisualSVN 4.0. The current upgrade price is $39 for Professional License and $1250 for Site License. You can purchase upgrade to VisualSVN 4.0 using the online purchase form.

The upgrade is free for MVPs, open-source developers and for everyone who use VisualSVN under the Community License:

  • Microsoft MVPs should request the new VisualSVN 4.0 license for free at the MVP License page.
  • Open-Source developers should request the new VisualSVN 4.0 license for free at the Open-Source License page.
  • Community License permits commercial use of VisualSVN and is available free of charge for any computer that is not a member of an Active Directory domain. Upgrade to newer versions is also free for Community License and does not require any additional actions.