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Subversion 1.6.18 released

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_apache.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:15:17 +0200

I'm happy to announce the release of Apache Subversion 1.6.18.

This is a maintenance release which fixes known issues in the 1.6 release
series. Most importantly, several defects which can lead to FSFS repository
corruption have been fixed.

Known issues in this release are:

  - The regression test suite has not been updated to cope with APR
    hash order randomisation introduced in APR-1.4.6. Running the test
    suite with APR-1.4.6 can result in spurious test failures due to
    randomised output ordering. Apart from these test suite problems,
    Subversion 1.6.18 works fine with APR-1.4.6.
    Users who run the test suite to verify compiled binaries and have
    difficulties with recognizing spurious test failures should consider
    using APR 1.4.5 instead. Please note that the subversion-deps archive
    which accompanies the Subversion 1.6.18 release includes APR-1.4.6.

 - The 1.6.18 release artifacts include a www/ subdirectory which
   contains HTML source files of the project's former website at
   subversion.tigris.org. This was an oversight during packaging.
   Because of this, the 1.6.18 release archives are slightly larger
   than those of previous 1.6.x releases. We apologise for any extra
   electrons being pushed around for no good reason.

If another 1.6.x release is made, both of the above problems will be
fixed in that release.

To obtain the 1.6.18 release, please visit:


Note that 1.6.18 is not an Apache-branded release. While it is linked
from the above download page for convenience, it is actually distributed
from subversion.tigris.org.

The SHA1 checksums are:

    7f3275ccacc1e793841d9e14da313f57e6ebd160 subversion-1.6.18.tar.bz2
    af81c6ac2543f1fa2466d39841377ef2ce1c92bd subversion-1.6.18.tar.gz
    301b08a9a24e6c9ae330a1bce986de236c7164f8 subversion-1.6.18.zip

PGP Signatures are available at:


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

   C. Michael Pilato [1024D/1706FD6E] with fingerprint:
    20BF 14DC F02F 2730 7EA4 C7BB A241 06A9 1706 FD6E
   Philip Martin [2048R/ED1A599C] with fingerprint:
    A844 790F B574 3606 EE95 9207 76D7 88E1 ED1A 599C
   Paul T. Burba [1024D/53FCDC55] with fingerprint:
    E630 CF54 792C F913 B13C 32C5 D916 8930 53FC DC55
   Stefan Sperling [1024D/F59D25F0] with fingerprint:
    B1CF 1060 A1E9 34D1 9E86 D6D6 E5D3 0273 F59D 25F0
   Blair Zajac [1024D/DA561D91] with fingerprint:
    3FAE C7E1 ADE8 572F 613C F086 C572 2326 DA56 1D91

Release notes for the 1.6.x release series may be found at:


You can find the list of changes between 1.6.18 and earlier versions at:


Questions, comments, and bug reports to users_at_subversion.apache.org.

- The Subversion Team
Received on 2012-04-12 15:15:57 CEST

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