VisualSVN 6.0 brings the following main changes:
- Support for Visual Studio 2017.
- Integration with the version control status bar.
- Package and distribute VisualSVN as a VSIX extension.
VisualSVN 6.0 also includes several bug fixes, improvements and UI enhancements. See the changelog for the complete list of changes.
Upgrade to VisualSVN 6.0 is necessary if you are switching to Visual Studio 2017. Professional and Site licenses issued before March 30th, 2016 require an upgrade purchase for VisualSVN 6.0. The upgrade to VisualSVN 6.0 is free if you use VisualSVN under the Community license.
Support for Visual Studio 2017
VisualSVN 6.0 enables full integration with Visual Studio 2017 and adds support for .NET Core projects. All VisualSVN features are now fully compatible with Visual Studio 2017.
Integration with the version control status bar
VisualSVN 6.0 integrates with version control status bar in the lower right-hand corner of Visual Studio 2017. The integration adds information about the number of changed files in the working copy, displays the current branch name, helps you to add your solution to Subversion and also provides branch, switch and merge commands.
Package and distribute VisualSVN as a VSIX extension
VisualSVN 6.0 is now shipped as a Visual Studio Extension Package (VSIX). Compared to MSI-based deployment used in VisualSVN 5.x and earlier versions, the new VSIX deployment model brings several enhancements such as automatic updates and installation by non-admin users.
As a result of moving to VSIX package, VisualSVN 6.0 does not include Apache Subversion command-line tools anymore. You can download standalone command-line Subversion tools for Windows from our downloads page.
Please also note that VisualSVN 6.0 does not support integration with Visual Studio 2015 and earlier versions. However, the new VSIX package can be installed side-by-side with the old MSI-based installation, so you can continue using VisualSVN 5.1.x for Visual Studio 2015 and older.
Upgrading existing licenses to VisualSVN 6.0
VisualSVN 5.x licenses issued on or after March 30th, 2016 are eligible for a free upgrade to VisualSVN 6.0. Commercial licenses issued before March 30th, 2016 require an upgrade purchase for VisualSVN 6.0. The current upgrade price is $49 for the Professional License and $1950 for the Site License.
The upgrade to VisualSVN 6.0 is free if you use VisualSVN under the Community license.
You can download the latest VisualSVN 6.0 build at the official download page.
You can also purchase an upgrade to VisualSVN 6.0 using the online purchase form.