VisualSVN 6.2 brings an update to the latest Apache Subversion 1.10 release, which provides interactive tree-conflict resolver and LZ4 compression. Please consider Apache Subversion 1.10 Release Notes for the complete list of notable improvements.

If you are using Visual Studio 2017, you should upgrade to VisualSVN 6.2. See the VisualSVN 6.2.0 changelog for the complete list of changes.

If you are using Visual Studio 2015 or older, you should upgrade to VisualSVN 5.2. See the VisualSVN 5.2.0 changelog for the complete list of changes.

You can download VisualSVN 6.2 and 5.2 on the official download page.

What’s new in Apache Subversion 1.10

Apache Subversion 1.10 is a major Apache Software Foundation release that provides the following improvements:

  • LZ4 compression. Subversion 1.10 introduces support for LZ4 compression that can provide a noticeable performance boost — especially when working with large binary files. Subversion automatically compresses data in repositories and on the wire using LZ4 algorithm when both server and client use Subversion 1.10. Existing Subversion repositories require a format upgrade to allow using LZ4 compression.
  • Interactive tree-conflict resolver. The new conflict resolver offers a variety of automated tree conflict resolution options which users can choose from. When tree conflicts cannot be resolved automatically, Subversion 1.10 offers an interactive resolver and provides a detailed tree conflict information including revision numbers and names of authors of conflicting changes.

For the complete list of notable improvements, please consider Apache Subversion 1.10 Release Notes.

Upgrade and compatibility concerns

The upgrade procedure is simple, straightforward and does not require upgrading your working copies. To fully benefit from the improvements made in Apache Subversion 1.10, please do not forget to upgrade to the latest TortoiseSVN builds available on our download page.

While VisualSVN 6.2 and 5.2 can work with older Subversion servers, for optimal performance it is recommended that you also upgrade your server to Subversion 1.10.

Upgrading existing licenses to VisualSVN 6.2 and 5.2

The upgrade to VisualSVN 6.2 and 5.2 is free if you use VisualSVN under the Community license. All paid licenses issued on or after March 30th, 2016 are also eligible for a free upgrade.

You will be required to upgrade your license if it was purchased before March 30th, 2016. The current upgrade price is $49 for the Professional License and $1950 for the Site License. You can purchase an upgrade using the online purchase form.