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Subversion 1.4.0 Release Candidate 4 released

From: David Anderson <david.anderson_at_calixo.net>
Date: 2006-07-23 02:56:33 CEST

I'm happy to announce Subversion 1.4.0 Release Candidate 4, available


The MD5 checksums are:

  b5bcacebf13ae6873fa7bf8960c32ef5 subversion-1.4.0-rc4.tar.bz2
  7797a9c637c49ba2ad0c9cbf386e0176 subversion-1.4.0-rc4.tar.gz
  e1bd0e740ba79b06e80a3f06fe8329c5 subversion-1.4.0-rc4.zip
  a409686502043d77a3ae722c8d2c3ebb subversion-deps-1.4.0-rc4.tar.bz2
  e2abd5daedd9e60e6f4c71cbe76a6ee7 subversion-deps-1.4.0-rc4.tar.gz
  3e582fa2629ac540683ae30bc76c9ef6 subversion-deps-1.4.0-rc4.zip

The SHA1 checksums are:

  ab0cb6247bb6238b15ea0060d7577850ae3739b4 subversion-1.4.0-rc4.tar.bz2
  934fc8e6a94e5cbb756dd4d88ec9d95b5cb40b36 subversion-1.4.0-rc4.tar.gz
  c122f4cd5111bbcd7e04b4d452ea0867e6c21ccb subversion-1.4.0-rc4.zip
  3f9820d6db1e77a653abbdbcb566438697a5a81b subversion-deps-1.4.0-rc4.tar.bz2
  09c3b6f07170492265cdde8b0cb3c373f33a6014 subversion-deps-1.4.0-rc4.tar.gz
  b4ec25806f00f2c1e5b16d02ee814930dfbb4488 subversion-deps-1.4.0-rc4.zip

PGP Signatures are available at:


For this release, the following people have provided PGP signatures:

   Garrett Rooney [1024D/9BCFCE2F] with fingerprint:
    075F EDE9 4293 944E 4B56 F75C C91D B8DA 9BCF CE2F
   C. Michael Pilato [1024D/1706FD6E] with fingerprint:
    20BF 14DC F02F 2730 7EA4 C7BB A241 06A9 1706 FD6E
   D.J. Heap [1024D/F6254D87] with fingerprint:
    5F17 7F74 C736 CE57 FD2D 4B84 127F 923C F625 4D87
   Branko Cibej [2048R/C8628501] with fingerprint:
    8769 28CD 4954 EA74 87B6 B96C 29B8 92D0 C862 8501
   Daniel Rall [1024D/674F05E0] with fingerprint:
    AAFF 6033 364F 02BB 1239 9075 67D9 B249 674F 05E0
   Paul T. Burba [1024D/53FCDC55] with fingerprint:
    E630 CF54 792C F913 B13C 32C5 D916 8930 53FC DC55
   David Anderson [1024D/EE506461] with fingerprint:
    21DF EE01 0E07 B970 CBD1 F75A 09BC 35E3 EE50 6461
   Lieven Govaerts [1024D/8CD4D8DE] with fingerprint:
    4E98 2C0F 925A 7E57 EC45 98B2 5E17 013D 8CD4 D8DE

This is the first public Release Candidate for Subversion 1.4.0, as
serious problems were found with the previous three release candidates
before they were made publicly available.

The term 'release candidate' means the Subversion developers feel that
this release is stable and ready for production use, so we encourage
people to test this release thoroughly. The final stable 1.4.0 release
is scheduled for late-August, in order to provide plenty of time for

As a note to operating system distro packagers: while we wish to have
this release candidate widely tested, we do not feel that it is ready
for packaging and providing to end-users through a distro package
system. Packaging a release candidate poses many problems, the
biggest being that our policy lets us break compatibility between the
release candidate and the final release, if we find something serious
enough. Having many users depending on a release candidate through
their distro would cause no end of pain and frustration that we do not
want to have to deal with. However, if your distro has a branch that
is clearly labeled as containing experimental and often broken
software, and explicitely destined to consenting developers and
integrators only, then we're okay with packaging the release candidate
there. Just don't let it near the end users please.

There are two important things to note if you wish to test this
release candidate.

First, you see that we have decided to splice out the libraries that
we used to ship alongside the Subversion source code into a separate
package. If you wish to use the dependencies we provide, you must
download both the subversion source package and the corresponding
'-deps' package, and decompress both into the same directory.

Second, and extremely important: due to various improvements made to
the working copy library, the working copy format has changed. Using
Subversion 1.4.0-rc4 on any working copy created by previous versions
of Subversion will TRANSPARENTLY upgrade your working copy, which
means that production-ready versions of Subversion will no longer be
able to read it! Please be careful, if you have two versions of
Subversion running on your machine, to not use the wrong version on a
production working copy.

You can find list of changes between 1.3.2 and 1.4.0-rc4 at:


New 1.4 features are explained in detail in our release notes, located


The release notes are currently incomplete, but will be completed as
we move towards the final release.

The Subversion team.

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Received on Sun Jul 23 02:56:37 2006

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