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Commercial Support Services to Facilitate Adoption of Subversion for Mac OS X Software Development Projects

LONDON/BRISBANE, Calif., June 11, 2007 – CollabNet, the primary sponsor of the Subversion open source project and leading provider of collaborative software development solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Subversion for Mac OS X. This version of Subversion is a Universal application, compatible with both Intel® and PowerPC based Macs, and includes the Java™, Perl™, Python® and Ruby bindings as well as Berkeley DB support. The Subversion Universal binary for Mac OS X is available as a free download from CollabNet’s openCollabNet developer site (www.collab.net/apple).

Apple® Computer’s Xcode® team and CollabNet will provide expert advice to Mac developers during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, June 11-14 in San Francisco, California (http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/sessions/). At the “Xcode and Subversion” lab (session 3000), members of Apple’s Xcode team and key CollabNet employees who are leading contributors to the Subversion open source project will provide insight and hands-on assistance to developers who want to use the new Subversion client for Mac OS X for source code management.

The CollabNet Universal Subversion client for Mac OS X complements CollabNet's growing portfolio of dedicated Subversion support, training and consulting services. CollabNet helps companies get started with Subversion and provides professional implementation services to ensure the smooth and risk-free deployment in both small development organisations and across the enterprise. Training for developers, software architects, configuration managers and IT administrators covers a wide range of topics such as how to use Subversion in distributed development, how to set up and maintain Subversion servers and repositories, as well as general best practices. CollabNet also offers the most up-to-date Subversion clients, integrations and migration services to help companies migrate data from legacy systems to a modern Subversion system (http://www.collab.net/services/subversionservices/).

“The development of the Mac OS X Universal binary for Subversion was in response to the growing demand from the Mac community,” said Jack Repenning, chief technology officer of CollabNet. “As Subversion’s user population continues to grow, making it the tool of choice for developers, there has been an increase in demand for a stable, current, easy-to-use installer supporting all the Subversion formats and containing all the Subversion language bindings. CollabNet is proud to provide this complete Subversion package to Mac users.”

The Mac OS X client for Subversion was developed as part of a new project on openCollabNet, SVNbinaries (http://svnbinaries.open.collab.net). This developer community focuses on the creation of Subversion binaries, an activity that is not part of the Subversion open source project itself. To kick-start this community, CollabNet provided its first contribution in the form of the Mac OS X client. The company is now actively seeking community members who want to collaborate on build scripts, bindings and more binaries, including a Subversion server for Mac OS X.

“The blazing speed of our Intel-based Macs provides a significant performance boost to all Universal applications running natively,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We're thrilled that CollabNet now has a Universal version of their powerful Subversion tools to help developers create amazing software faster than ever before.”

Version management of code assets is considered the most critical component of any development environment. Subversion, backed by CollabNet’s enterprise support, training and consulting services, is an open source version control system that is rapidly becoming the tool of choice for distributed development teams, replacing conventional Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools. Today, an estimated 2 million developers around the world rely on Subversion to version their code and promote re-use of code assets. Since the release of the first production-ready version three years ago, Subversion’s user population has experienced a year-over-year growth rate of 265% as it continues to gain unprecedented market share.

In a new research report, The Forrester WaveTM: Software Change and Configuration Management Q2 2007, Carey Schwaber of Forrester Research writes “Subversion is the indisputable leader on standalone SCM.” Subversion, conceived and sponsored by CollabNet for the past five years, also earned the best score on strategy of all standalone SCM products. Based on customer references, Subversion also received top scores for implementation, (with an average installation and configuration time of less than a month) and administration (with an average administrator-to-user ratio of one per 1,300). Schwaber also wrote that Subversion is “the most-cost effective and developer-friendly offering available today”.

About the Subversion Open Source Community

Subversion is an open source project that can be used to manage changes to any sort of digital information. In less than three years, Subversion has become the version control standard of choice for distributed development teams. Subversion has been recognized with numerous industry awards such as the 2005 Jolt Product Excellence Award, the 2006 Codie Award for Best Open Source Solution, and the 2006 Developer.com Product of the Year Finalist.

Subversion is available under an Apache/BSD-style license and runs on all modern flavors of UNIX, Win32, BeOS, OS/2, OS/400 and Mac OS X. To date, Subversion has been installed on more than 133,000 public Apache servers (source: SecuritySpace.com) and it is estimated that more than 2 million developers worldwide use Subversion to version their source code.

The home site of the Subversion project is Tigris.org (http://www.tigris.org), an open source community focused on building better tools for collaborative software development.

About CollabNet

With 1.1 million users, CollabNet is the most widely used platform for distributed software development and collaborative lifecycle management. Now combined with SourceForge® Enterprise Edition, the company is transforming the way in which software is being developed by enabling companies to leverage global development talents and resources to deliver better products, innovate faster and reduce development infrastructure costs by 50%.

CollabNet is the primary sponsor of Subversion, a core component in CollabNet’s portfolio of software development products: CollabNet Subversion and CollabNet Enterprise Subversion enable enterprises to safely deploy Subversion by providing governance, advanced security and effective user and project administration around Subversion. CollabNet Enterprise Edition and SourceForge Enterprise Edition deliver an integrated platform for collaborative application lifecycle management that enables project members to work as one team throughout the project lifecycle regardless of their location. CUBiT™ provides distributed development organizations with a ground-breaking virtualization solution to centrally and dynamically provision build and test environments.

openCollabNet (www.open.collab.net) is an online extension to CollabNet; this Web 2.0 community dedicated to developers using Subversion and CollabNet offers discussion forums, in-depth technical information, product extensions, and free downloads of CollabNet’s and partners’ products.

More than 300 industry leading companies use CollabNet’s solutions today, including Reuters, Philips Medical Systems, Capgemini, and Barclays Global Investors among others. Visit CollabNet at http://www.collab.net or get more information about Subversion at http://www.collab.net/subversion.

CollabNet is an Eclipse Foundation member and a member of the Open Solutions Alliance.

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