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WANdisco Announces New Releases of Apache Subversion

Subversion 1.6.21 and Subversion 1.7.9 Now Available From WANdisco Website

SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/13 -- WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, today announced that fully tested and certified binaries for open source Apache Subversion releases 1.6.21 and 1.7.9, are now available from its website. Subversion release 1.7.9 is the most complete Subversion release to date, and Subversion 1.6.21 is the most complete release for the Subversion 1.6 series. Users are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.

Apache Subversion 1.6.21 addresses four security issues and enhancements:

  • A fix for excessive memory usage from property changes
  • A fix for crashes on LOCK requests against activity URLs
  • A fix for crashes on LOCK requests against non-existent URLs
  • A fix for crashes on PROPFIND requests against activity URLs

More information on Apache Subversion 1.6.21 can be found in the Changes file.

Apache Subversion 1.7.9 includes five security fixes and enhancements, including:

  • A fix for excessive memory usage from property changes
  • A fix for crashes on LOCK requests against activity URLs
  • A fix for crashes on LOCK requests against non-existent URLs
  • A fix for crashes on PROPFIND requests against activity URLs
  • A fix for crashes on out of range limit in log REPORT requests

More information on Apache Subversion 1.7.9 can be found in the Changes file.

For the third year in a row, as part of its commitment to the Apache Subversion project, WANdisco will host Subversion Live, a series of dedicated technical conferences for the Subversion community in San Francisco, Boston and London starting in October. These one day conferences for developers, administrators and IT managers will offer sessions covering new features, expert-led best practices workshops, live demos, and provide an in-depth look at Subversion's future. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet core Subversion committers, including Apache Software Foundation Director, Greg Stein. More information about Subversion Live will be posted on the WANdisco website in the near future.

About Apache Subversion
Apache Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). In a 2007 report by Forrester Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category. Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software. For more information, please visit:

About WANdisco
WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability. WANdisco's products are differentiated by the company's patented, active-active data replication technology, serving crucial high availability (HA) requirements, including Hadoop Big Data and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Fortune Global 1000 companies, including AT&T, Motorola, Intel and Halliburton, rely on WANdisco for performance, reliability, security and availability. For additional information, please visit

Subversion and the Subversion logo are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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