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Open Source version control system ranked among leaders in $970MM+ market

Wakefield, MA —16 April 2018— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the 
all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source 
projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® Subversion® v1.10.0, the 
popular centralized software version control system.

With Apache Subversion, files and directories can be edited, copied, deleted, 
merged, and tagged, with each such operation leaving a permanent entry in the 
version control system's history record. Files can be locked for exclusive 
access. The system supports a command-line interface and several third-party 
graphical interfaces, and can also be scripted in Python, Perl, Ruby, or Java. 
Subversion is very portable and runs on virtually all general-purpose operating 
systems in use today. The software versioning and revision control system 
initiated in 2000, entered the Apache Incubator in 2009, and graduated as an 
Apache Top-Level Project in 2010.

"Dealing with merge conflicts is one of the most complicated aspects of version 
control. While merge conflicts in a text file are usually best resolved by 
editing the file directly, merge conflicts can also occur when the directory 
tree structure of a project is changed. Resolving such structural conflicts 
requires users to manipulate entire collections of files and directories at 
once, which is time-consuming and error-prone," said Stefan Sperling, Vice 
President of Apache Subversion. "With Subversion 1.10, structural conflicts can 
now be resolved with support from a built-in interactive conflict resolver 
which automates conflict resolution tasks users had to perform manually in the 
past. This is a major usability improvement and saves users who do a lot of 
merging a significant amount of time."

Apache Subversion 1.10 is the result of more than three years’ development 
effort, and features:

 - Numerous bug fixes
 - Improved path-based authorization
 - New interactive conflict resolver
 - LZ4 compression support over the wire and backend storage
 - Shelving (experimental)

The full list of new features can be found in the project release notes at 

In its new "Version Control Systems Market: Global Industry Analysis" report, 
Future Market Insights estimates that the version control systems market will 
exhibit 11.5% CAGR and reach US$971.8MM by 2027. Apache Subversion has been 
ranked in the "Market Leader" quadrant in G2 Crowd’s "Best Version Control 
Systems" for 2018. Time tracking and productivity tool producer Time Doctor 
recommends, "if you want to have a single master source tree that is being 
worked on by a small core development group, SVN should be the first system you 
try as it’s reliable and tailored for that."

Millions of users worldwide rely on Apache Subversion (SVN) to safely and 
easily manage version control across an array of applications.

"As a large Open Source project with many moving parts, and many connections to 
other projects, the FreeBSD operating system depends on Apache Subversion to be 
its single source of truth for all version control operations," said members of 
the FreeBSD Core team. "Subversion has proved to be a reliable, stable, and 
overall usable system for the project for many years and we appreciate the high 
quality of the work done in designing and maintaining SVN."  

"Apache Subversion is a reliable and robust centralized version control system 
that is well suited for enterprises," said Michael Diers, Technical Director of 
elego Software Solutions GmbH. "Over the years, we have had very little 
problems with Subversion deployments that we setup and maintain for our 
customers. Its development community is very competent, friendly and welcoming."

"One of the usually overlooked advantages of Apache Subversion is that it works 
natively on all modern platforms, including Windows," said Ivan Zhakov, 
Technical Director of VisualSVN Software Ltd. "Subversion is based on Apache 
Portable Runtime and does not impose dependencies on Cygwin or its 
replacements. Nowadays, this advantage is of extreme importance for enterprise 
users who work in heterogeneous environment in the vast majority of cases."

"Assembla customers rely on Apache Subversion to build leading edge 
technologies and products in a secure and scalable environment," said Jacek 
Materna, Assembla CTO. "With more than 4,000 Assembla users running SVN, we are 
excited to have contributed directly to Apache Subversion 1.10.0 and the 
improved performance and key features it will bring. LZ4 Compression, improved 
path-based authorization and shelving are just a few of the updates that 
represent significant innovation for SVN."

"Over 18 years of its development, Subversion has grown into a very mature and 
solid version control package supported by a friendly and healthy Open Source 
project community with long-term productivity and success," added Sperling. 
"Subversion's community and wider ecosystem is an exemplary example of how   
the collaborative Open Source development model can work to the benefit of its 
users, its developers, and its sponsors."

Availability and Oversight
Apache Subversion software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is 
overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A 
Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, 
including community development and product releases. For downloads, 
documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Subversion, visit 

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 
leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most 
popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as 
"The Apache Way," more than 680 individual Members and 6,500 Committers across 
six continents successfully collaborate to develop freely available 
enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of 
software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community 
actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and 
ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The 
ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations 
and corporate sponsors including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Baidu, 
Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, 
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Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red Hat, Target, Union 
Investment, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and 

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