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Posted by stylesen

svn 1.6 security improvementsThis was my second article for Linux For You which got published in the May 2009 issue. I am happy that I wrote this article because, the security improvements include the GNOME Keyring support introduced to Subversion whose code am closely associated with. This is also a continuation to the article published in April 2009 issue.

A gist from the article is follows, you can download the entire article from the attachment to this post,

Subversion 1.6.0 was released on 20th March, 2009 and included a lot of
security improvements, which we explore in detail in this article.

Last month, while discussing some of the new and significant features available in Subversion 1.6, we covered a little bit about the security features. This month we’ll concentrate exclusively on security improvements.

  1. Warning when passwords are cached in plain text
  2. Caching SSL client certificate passphrases
  3. Encrypted password/passphrase caching

See attachment below to download the complete article in pdf.

Posted by stylesen

svn 1.6 features walkthroughI ve written some articles for Linux For You magazine in the recenet past. Thought of publishing it one by one here, and this the first attempt at doing so. My first article to LFY was about the features of subversion 1.6 release. I was so excited to see this article in print which was my first experience to do something like this.

A gist from the article is follows, you can download the entire article from the attachment to this post,

Subversion (svn) is a popular free software version control system that is widely used by a lot of developers across world. Many popular community sites like SourceForge.net, OpenOffice.org, Netbeans, Tigris, etc, provide Subversion hosting for collaborative development.

This article takes you through some of the important features of the Subversion 1.6 release that benefits both users and the developers.

See attachment below to download the complete article in pdf.

Posted by stylesen
Few minutes back Bhuvan and myself delivered a presentation on Blogging as a part of CollabNet's internal training activity. We shared a lot of experience about blogging during our presentation. This presentation is special to me because though I ve given many presentations outside office, this was the first time I got an opportunity to present to my colleagues :) See below for the presentation slides.
Posted by stylesen
With the move of Subversion to its new home ie., Apache Software Foundation (ASF) all the "Full Committers" of Subversion project is getting migrated to the ASF infrastructure. As a part of it I got my credentials to the ASF infra today, thus becoming an official "Apache Committer". Thanks to CollabNet and Subversion who gave me this opportunity :) You can mail me at stylesen [at no spam] apache [dot] org Read the official announcement about the move here - http://www.collab.net/news/press/2009/svn-asf.html
Posted by stylesen
Today (29-oct-2009) marked Day 3 of SubConf 2009 which is also the last day of the event. Just like yesterday we had lots of talks planned with 3 parallel sessions at any point of time, but unfortunately there was only one talk in English for the whole day. The Subversion Hackathon went for the whole day where developers got together, discussed and wrote code for the entire day. The talks in day-3's agenda was mostly concerned on Software Configuration Management and general concepts. 09:50 am - 10:35 am "Coding Control: How to bring in agility and avoid fragility through software configuration management" talk by Tony Smithfrom Perforce Software. This talk mainly focussed on SCM and Agile development.
Posted by stylesen

The nightly tar-balls of subversion trunk are now available here:
http://orac.ece.utexas.edu/pub/svn/nightly/

Interested people can make use of these source tar-balls in order to test subversion trunk.

Posted by stylesen
I received my "Full Commit Access" to Subversion code base http://svn.collab.net/ on 23-08-2008 01:47 AM IST. It was a long time dream for me to get commit access to a popular Free Software project and it came true now. This made me the 2nd committer in India :) (after Kamesh) You can have a look at http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/COMMITTERS for details. I received my partial commit access to subversion code base on 02-11-2007 01:22 AM IST.