VisualSVN 5.6 brings an update to the latest Apache Subversion 1.14 LTS (Long-Term Support) release. For the complete list of changes see the VisualSVN 5.6 changelog.

You can download the latest VisualSVN 5.6 build from the official download page.

Please note that VisualSVN 5.6 supports only Visual Studio 2015 and older versions.

What's new in Apache Subversion 1.14

Apache Subversion 1.14 is the latest LTS (Long-Term Support) release that includes several improvements and bug fixes. For the complete list of changes, please refer to the Apache Subversion 1.14 Release Notes.

Subversion LTS releases are made available every 2 years and get a 4-year support period. See the details on the Apache Subversion Roadmap page.

Upgrade and compatibility notes

The upgrade is straightforward and does not require upgrading your working copies.

However, please be aware that TortoiseSVN 1.14.0 does not always install properly when upgrading from
TortoiseSVN 1.13.x
. The problem can be fixed by repairing the TortoiseSVN installation. This problem is specific to TortoiseSVN 1.14.0 and will be fixed in the next 1.14.1 version.

TortoiseSVN 1.13.x users may choose to upgrade VisualSVN now, and upgrade TortoiseSVN once the version 1.14.1 is released. Both TortoiseSVN 1.13.x and TortoiseSVN 1.14.x are fully compatible with the upgraded VisualSVN plugin and use the same working copy format.

When planning the upgrade in your environment, please keep in mind that clients built with Subversion 1.14 LTS are fully compatible with servers based on the previous Apache Subversion 1.10 LTS release.

Upgrading existing licenses

All VisualSVN 5.x licenses are eligible for a free upgrade to VisualSVN 5.6. VisualSVN 4.x licenses issued on or after June 3rd, 2014 are eligible for a free upgrade, too. The upgrade to VisualSVN 5.6 is also free if you use VisualSVN under the Community license.

If you don't qualify for a free upgrade, you can purchase an upgrade to VisualSVN 7.x license that is also valid for VisualSVN 5.x versions. You can purchase an upgrade to VisualSVN 7.x using the online purchase form.