[ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: {subversion,subversion-apache2,subversion-devel,subversion-perl,subversion-python,subversion-ruby}-1.6.2-2

David Rothenberger daveroth@acm.org
Fri May 22 01:02:00 GMT 2009

A new version of subversion is now available for download. This
version is built for Cygwin 1.7.

I've removed the local patch to retry filesystem operations. This
was originally added to help address problems due to other Windows
components holding files or directories open (e.g., virus
scanners). I'm hoping that Cygwin 1.7's more robust unlinking
support will make this patch unnecessary. If you encounter problems
with files or directories that can't be renamed or removed, please
report them to the main Cygwin list and I'll re-apply the patch.

There were two test failures with Cygwin 1.7. One was related to
packing an FSFS filesystem. The other problem was that tests hung
using the serf HTTP library. This package still includes support for
serf, but if you encounter problems, please switch to the neon

This is a new upstream release. See CHANGES (URL below) for more

IMPORTANT: This release will silently upgrade your Subversion
working copies to the 1.6 format, rendering them unusable with
previous major versions of Subversion.

Please see the release notes


for more details about the changes in Subversion.



for more details about the changes in 1.6.2.

Subversion is a version control system designed to be a compelling
successor to CVS.

Please see


for the latest official release of the Subversion Book, covering 1.5


for the WIP version of the book covering 1.6.

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to
you: http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html

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