VisualSVN 6.3 and 5.3 bring an update to the latest regular (non-LTS) Apache Subversion 1.11 release, which introduces improvements to the conflict resolver and provides various enhancements and bug fixes. Please consider the Apache Subversion 1.11 Release Notes for the complete list of notable improvements.
If you are using Visual Studio 2017, you should upgrade to VisualSVN 6.3. See the VisualSVN 6.3.0 changelog for the complete list of changes.
If you are using Visual Studio 2015 or older, you should upgrade to VisualSVN 5.3. See the VisualSVN 5.3.0 changelog for the complete list of changes.
You can download VisualSVN 6.3 and 5.3 on the official download page.
What’s new in Apache Subversion 1.11
The main changes introduced in Apache Subversion 1.11 are:
- Improvements to the conflict resolver. The interactive conflict resolver now may automatically handle scenarios with moved files and folders when tree conflict reports a "locally missing" item while merging.
- Various enhancements and bug fixes.
- New experimental features.
For the complete list of changes, please consider the Apache Subversion 1.11 Release Notes.
Note that Apache Subversion 1.11 is a non-LTS release, which is the first of the new 6-month regular releases with an emphasis on introducing new features more quickly and with a shorter support period. See the details on the Apache Subversion Roadmap page.
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 1.11, please upgrade to the latest TortoiseSVN builds. You can download the latest TortoiseSVN builds at the dedicated download page.
Since Apache Subversion 1.11 does not introduce any significant server-side improvements, VisualSVN 6.3 and 5.3 are fully compatible with servers based on Apache Subversion 1.10.
Upgrading existing licenses to VisualSVN 6.3 and 5.3
You need 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.
The upgrade to VisualSVN 6.3 and 5.3 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.