The latest release of SmartSVN, the cross-platform graphical client for Apache Subversion, features plenty of improvements you will find useful. In this post, we take a closer look at some of the functionality we’ve added to SmartSVN 7.5.4.
SmartSVN’s ‘switch’ option allows users to update a working copy to a different URL. This is particularly useful when you need to update your working copy to mirror a newly created branch. SmartSVN 7.5.4 adds support for the –ignore-ancestry option, which forces SmartSVN to switch to a URL even when it cannot find a common ancestor for the URL and your working copy.
SmartSVN supports the popular JIRA issue tracker through its ‘Bugtraq’ properties option, allowing users to seamlessly integrate JIRA into the commit wizard and other modules. SmartSVN 7.5.4 fixes an internal error that could close the ‘Resolve’ dialogue, ensuring that SmartSVN’s JIRA integration continues to run smoothly.
Shell Integration Updates
In addition to being available as a standalone program, SmartSVN integrates with Windows Explorer and Mac OS X Finder, giving you the freedom to work the way you want. SmartSVN 7.5.4 includes fixes and new functionality for this integration, including:
Settings for shell integration are now stored
A fix for an internal error that could occur when working with root-level working copies (Windows)
- A fix for a bug that could cause commands to be erroneously enabled (Windows)
The Transactions view automatically provides information about new project revisions, ensuring users are kept up-to-date with changes being committed to the repository. If you’re using SmartSVN Professional, this Transactions window can watch for commits in any repository, keeping you informed on changes in the libraries being used by your project, or about the Subversion-related activities of your entire team.
SmartSVN 7.5.4 addresses a bug that could cause the ‘Copy Revision Number’ command to copy multiple items.
SmartSVN 7.5.4 also includes fixes for:
An internal error in the Merge Preview
An error in the SmartSVN Log that could occur when loading merged revisions
The “smartsvn.defaultConnectionLogging” system property failing to work
Trac plugin failing when querying Trac ticket db
More information on what’s new and noteworthy in this release is available at the Changelog.