Best of Subversion Hackathon 2013

Subversion Hackathon Berlin, June 2013

The 2013 Subversion Hackathon in Berlin was very well received by the Subversion developer and user community.

Hackathon attendees had a highly productive time discussing a diverse range of topics such as goals for Subversion 1.9, new repository file system designs, a new branching/merging strategy for the Subversion project (see, and how to attract more contributors to Subversion. For a detailed agenda see this page:

Also, the Subversion 1.8.0 release was prepared during the hackathon, and is due very soon:

The web talks and live interviews with SVN committers Stefan Sperling, C. Mike Pilato, Julian Foad, Stefan Fuhrmann, Johan Corveleyn, Bert Huijben, Neels J. Hofmeyr, Ben Reser and Branko Čibej were all recorded and are now available for free download (see below).

elego would like to thank everyone who participated in this event and made it highly successful. We are looking forward to repeating the Subversion Hackathon next year and thank the sponsors ASERVO Software, CollabNet and VisualSVN.

Please find below the links to the recorded web talks and live interviews with the Subversion committers: (mp4-Format):

What is New in Subversion 1.8 with Stefan Sperling

Interview with C. Michael Pilato

Automatic Merging in Subversion 1.8 with Julian Foad

On the Way to Fast and Scalable Repositories with Stefan Fuhrmann

Interview with Johan Corveleyn

Interview with Bert Huijben

Why Git Merges Better than Subversion with Neels J. Hofmeyr

Interview with Ben Reser

Interview with Branko Čibej

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