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Subversion

16 Aug 2017 [Evgeny Kotkov / Jim]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 The community has finished the work on resolving the prior-reported
 SHA1 hash collision issues.  This resulted in preparing two new patch
 releases, Subversion 1.8.18 and 1.9.6, with the corresponding fixes.
 These releases were simultaneously made available to our users on July 6th.

 Apart from this, we also finished the work on the first alpha release of
 the upcoming Subversion 1.10 series, 1.10-alpha3 ("alpha1" and "alpha2"
 were not released for various technical reasons).  While we continue
 moving towards the first GA release of Subversion 1.10, such pre-
 releases should allow for more widespread testing by the community.

 There hasn't been any visible benefits from the previously reported
 experimental integration with the Transifex (https://www.transifex.com)
 translation platform at this time.   We will, however, continue to monitor
 how this experiment works out.

 During this quarter, there is a major increase in commit activity and
 in both dev@ and users@ mailing lists traffic.  For instance, our dev@
 mailing list has received around 547 messages, opposed to 318 in the
 previous quarter.  We have seen new people actively participating in
 the discussions of some of the upcoming and developed features in
 Subversion 1.10, and this may partly explain the increased amount
 of traffic.

 Last PMC addition was in February 2017 (Stefan Hett).
 Last committer addition happened in November 2015 (James McCoy).

* Releases

 Subversion 1.8.18 and 1.9.6 were released on July 6th, 2017.

 Subversion 1.10-alpha3 was released on July 26th, 2017.

17 May 2017 [Evgeny Kotkov / Rich]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 Within this quarter, the community has been working on resolving the
 previously reported SHA1 collision issues and on preparing the first
 alpha release of Subversion 1.10.  The work is not yet complete,
 but some good progress has happened on the SHA1-related issues.
 We will continue working on these tasks in the next quarter.

 In order to improve the quality of the translations and to allow more
 people to participate in the translation process, the community has set
 up an experimental system using Transifex (https://www.transifex.com)
 for these purposes.

 There is a bit of slowdown in the commit activity and in the users@
 mailing list traffic, which has received 151 messages during these
 three months, opposed to 336 in the previous quarter.  The dev@
 mailing list is active and has received 318 messages.

 There are no new faces in the community at this time, but we would be
 happy to include such people to our community if they arrive and try
 to maintain an open atmosphere with the questions being answered and
 the feedback occurring in a timely fashion.

 Last PMC addition was in February 2017 (Stefan Hett).
 Last committer addition happened in November 2015 (James McCoy).

* Releases

 Subversion 1.8.17 and 1.9.5 were released on November 29th 2016.
 The work toward Subversion 1.10.x continues.

27 Feb 2017 [Evgeny Kotkov / Bertrand]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 During this quarter, the community has finished the work on two
 bugfix/security releases addressing the CVE-2016-8734 vulnerability.

 Apart from this, we have been working on changes planned for Subversion
 1.10.x.  Overall, these changes include different minor improvements,
 and two new features: the interactive tree conflict resolver, and
 the reimplemented authorization mechanism with a support for wildcard
 rules.  There are plans to release an alpha version with these features
 in the nearby time.

 Our dev@ and users@ mailing lists are active and have received 292 and
 336 messages during the past three months. (This is roughly the same
 amount as in the previous quarter.)  The commit rate remains on the same
 level as well.

 Stefan Hett was added to the Subversion PMC in February 2017.
 Last committer addition was November 2015 (James McCoy).

* SHA1 Collisions and Subversion

 With the recent publication of the first known SHA1 collision by Google
 and CWI, we have identified a couple of related issues.

 While Subversion is designed to not rely on SHA1 for content indexing, we
 found a few bugs in the implementations of particular features.  The most
 severe issue is caused by an oversight in the data deduplication feature.
 It can result in inability to access files with colliding SHA1 values or
 result in data loss for such files.

 We are now working on resolving these issues.  It is likely that we
 will need to prepare new 1.8.x and 1.9.x patch releases, and schedule
 additional changes for Subversion 1.10.x.

* Releases

 Since the last report, Subversion 1.8.17 and 1.9.5 were released on
 November 29th.

 The work toward Subversion 1.10.x continues, and we hope to prepare a
 1.10.0-alpha1 release soon.

16 Nov 2016 [Evgeny Kotkov / Mark]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 A hackathon hosted by elego was held in Berlin during October 10th-14th,
 with approximately 8 developers attending.  The discussion was mostly
 focused around a new developed feature, the interactive tree conflict
 resolver, and a lot of progress occurred on its development.

 During this quarter, there is an increase in the dev@ mailing list
 activity (353 messages, as opposed to 188 in the previous quarter), and
 a slight increase in the number of commits.  Our users@ mailing list
 is active as well, and receives about 100 messages per month from users
 and the community members assisting them.

 There has been a conflict on the ground of inviting a new PMC member,
 and unfortunately one of the existing PMC members has resigned from
 the Subversion PMC.  The community is now working through several
 discussions that should help to avoid similar situations in the
 future.  These discussions happen on our private mailing list.

 Last PMC addition was in December 2015 (James McCoy).
 Last committer addition was November 2015 (James McCoy).

* Releases

 Our last 1.8.16 and 1.9.4 releases were made on April 28, 2016.

 The work toward 1.10.x is progressing, with no specific release date
 planned.

21 Sep 2016

Change the Apache Subversion Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Greg Stein
 (gstein) to the office of Vice President, Apache Subversion; and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Greg Stein from the office of Vice President, Apache Subversion; and

 WHEREAS, the Community of the Apache Subversion project has
 chosen to recommend Evgeny Kotkov (kotkov) as the successor to
 the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Greg Stein is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Subversion; and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Evgeny Kotkov be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Subversion,
 to serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors. and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or
 until a successor is appointed.

 Special Order 7B, Change the Apache Subversion Project Chair,
 was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

17 Aug 2016 [Greg Stein]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 The community continues to operate in a healthy fashion, with
 continued activity on the dev@ and user@ mailing lists.

 As a mature project, we are not attracting new developers like we
 did a decade ago (heh) ... but we continue to accomodate all
 newcomers and make it easy for them to contribute and to become part
 of the larger community.

 Last PMC addition: December 2015.
 Last committer addition: November 2015.

* Releases

 Last releases were made on April 28, 2016: 1.9.4 and 1.8.16.

 The community continues to work on a 1.10.x release, with no
 specific release date planned.

18 May 2016 [Greg Stein]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 We have seen a bit of slowdown in dev@ and commit activity, which
 has been expected, given the (prior-reported) change in employments
 and the time our developers have available to work on Subversion.
 But with that said, it has not hampered our development. The project
 continues to move forward, with good commit activity and discussion
 occurring on our mailing lists. The project is quite active, and has
 been responsive (see below) to some security issues that have arisen
 over the past few months.

 The users@ mailing list remains active, with about 100 messages per
 month from users and our community assisting them.

 Last PMC addition: December 2015.
 Last committer addition: November 2015.
 As a mature project, we are not attracting lots of new people, yet
 (as always) we maintain an open/inviting atmosphere.

* Releases

 On April 28, two releases were made: 1.9.4 and 1.8.16. These were
 primarily to address CVE-2016-2167 and CVE-2016-2168.

 The 1.9.x line is our "current stable" release, and 1.8.x is our
 maintenance line receiving security and critical bug fixes.

 The community is developing 1.10.x, but has no specific timeline or
 feature set (yet) defined.

17 Feb 2016 [Greg Stein]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 Our last PMC addition was in December 2015 (James McCoy)
 Our last committer addition was in November 2015 (James McCoy).

 The community remains active on its mailing lists:
   * almost 800 subscribers to users@ with over 100 messages per month
   * over 300 subscribers to dev@ with over 120 messages per month

 The dev@ activity and a healthy commit rate is encouraging, as we
 have seen a downward trend of paid developers over the past six months.

* Releases

 Apache Subversion 1.9.3 was released on December 14, 2015.
 Apache Subversion 1.8.15 was released on December 14, 2015.

 Development continues on 1.10.x, with about 250 commits per month. No
 target date or feature set has been defined.

18 Nov 2015 [Greg Stein]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 Our last PMC addition was in February 2014 (kotkov)
 Our last committer addition was in September 2015 (luke1410).

 The community remains active on its mailing lists:
   * almost 800 subscribers to users@ with over 100 messages per month
   * over 300 subscribers to dev@ with about 250 messages per month

* Releases

 Apache Subversion 1.9.1 was released on September 2, 2015.
 Apache Subversion 1.9.2 was released on September 23, 2015.

 Development continues on 1.10.x, with over 400 commits per month. No
 target date or feature set has been defined.

* Issue Tracker Moved

 The Subversion community did not move its issue tracker when it
 entered the Incubator and later become a TLP. We continued to use
 our original tracker on tigris.org. With some heavy lifting by our
 member Ivan Zhakov, the issues were ported over to the ASF's Jira
 instance, and the old tracker has been locked/closed.

19 Aug 2015 [Greg Stein]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 Our last PMC addition was in March 2014.

 On July 12, 2015, Holden Karau (ID: holden) was added as a
 committer. Holden worked on Subversion before its move to the
 Foundation, so while she is "new" here, this is a return from
 hiatus to work on Apache Subversion's Scheme bindings.

* Releases

 Since our report in May, the community has made multiple releases:

 - On June 9th, our second release candidate for 1.9.x line (1.9.0-rc2)

 - On July 14th, our third candidate (1.9.0-rc3)

 - On August 5th, 1.7.21 was released to remedy two security issues:
     CVE-2015-3184 and CVE-2015-3187
   Note that the 1.8.x was "current" at the time, so releases to 1.7.x
   are made only to fix security issues or severe/critical bugs.

 - On August 5th, 1.8.14 was released to remedy the same CVEs noted
   above for the 1.7.21 release. These two releases were complicated
   by working with Apache HTTPD and their CVE-2015-3185 fixes, but
   only from a release/publication standpoint. The two communities
   worked well together.

 - On August 5th, the first release to the 1.9.x line was made (1.9.0).
   Release notes at:
     http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.9.html
   This moves the 1.7.x line to "unsupported", and the 1.8.x line will
   only see future releases to fix security/severe/critical bugs.

 - On August 14th, 1.7.22 was released to fix a test case, so that
   our 1.7.x series can be set aside cleanly.

20 May 2015 [Greg Stein]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 A small hackathon/gathering occurred during the ApacheCon US in
 Austin. Some work was completed, but it was not as well-orgniazed as
 past hackathons. There are another couple possibilities in the near
 future. The community tends to gather at hackathons once or twice
 per year.

 Subscribership across our mailing lists is down about 1% this
 quarter, but activity is up about 20%.

 The project has 43 PMC members and 79 committers (in varying
 capacities). We are one of the few PMCs with Universal Commit.
 Our last PMC addition was Mar 2014, and committer in Sep 2014.
 As a mature project, new faces in our community are rare, but we
 continue to work to include people as they arrive.

* Releases

 Since our last report in Feb, we released 1.7.20 and 1.8.13 in March
 to (primarily) fix some security issues. (1.8.12 was skipped)

 On May 11, we posted our first 1.9.0 release candidate (1.9.0-rc1).
 Based on past experience, the actual release should drop in the next
 month or two.

18 Feb 2015 [Greg Stein]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 The community is getting ready to branch 1.9.x as part of our
 release process. Assuming the branch occurs in the next week or two,
 then the release should appear late March or early April.

 There is some planning in-process for a Subversion hackathon to
 occur around the same time as ApacheCon (Austin).

 Mailing list activity:

   users@ (779 subscribers): 390 messages across Nov/Dec/Jan.
   dev@ (330 subscribers): 583 messages across Nov/Dec/Jan.

 Our last PMC addition was February 2014, and our last (non-PMC)
 committer was added in July 2013.

* Releases

 The project made two releases to resolve CVE-2014-3580 and
 CVE-2014-8108:

   1.8.11 -- Current series, released on December 15, 2014
   1.7.19 -- Prior series, receives maintenance/security patches,
             released on December 15, 2014

 Information about our 1.9.x releases should be present in our next
 quarterly report.

19 Nov 2014 [Greg Stein]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 The community has been working through some issues on features to be
 included (or not) in the upcoming 1.9 release. It has been
 difficult, and tensions have risen, but it appears the impasse has
 been resolved and focus on a release can resume.

 Regarding the above, it should be noted that the VP (Greg) declared
 a past veto as closed/not-applicable, with the intent of moving the
 community forward, and repairing the discussion/dynamic. The PMC
 members involved seem to alright with that decision, and certainly
 retain their rights/desires to reinstate a veto upon the changes and
 features, should they find them suspect for a release.

 Our last PMC addition was February 2014, and our last (non-PMC)
 committer was added in July 2013.

* Releases

 No releases have been made since our report in August.

 Current releases are:

   1.8.10 -- Current series, released on August 11, 2014.
   1.7.18 -- Prior series, receives maintenance/security patches,
             released on August 11, 2014.

   1.9.0-alpha2 -- Future series, released on April 4, 2014.

20 Aug 2014 [Greg Stein]

Apache Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as
an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by
its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of
its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs of a wide
variety of users and projects, from individuals to large-scale
enterprise operations.

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 Evgeny Kotkov was added to the Subversion PMC in February 2014 (this was
 apparently left out of previously reports).  No change in committers, our
 last new committer was in July 2013.

 An Elego hosted hackathon was held in Berlin from June 16th - 20th.  We had
 approximately 11 developers attend.  In Berlin we discussed issues with the
 upcoming 1.9.0 release and started planning future features for 1.10.0.
 There will be another hackathon August 18th - 22nd in Sheffield, England,
 with around 8 developers expecting to attend.  We hope to finish up on
 1.9.0 issues with that hackathon and spend more time working on changes
 planned for 1.10.0.

 Beyond our work towards the 1.9.0 release, we continue to support the 1.8.x
 series.  The 1.7.x series receives security updates, and (sometimes)
 high-value functionality updates.

 We continue to get around 200 messages per month on the users@ mailing list,
 with most questions being answered.  Often times by non-developer community
 members.

 The development list continues to see between 150-250 messages a month, and
 around 200 commits per month.  The commit rate has slowed slightly as we
 work towards stability on trunk for a 1.9.0 release.  Development can still
 be considered healthy.

* Releases

 Work toward 1.9.0 is progressing but no further alpha has been produced
 since our last report.  However, we do anticipate a branch sometime in
 the near future and our normal stabilization period following that.  Which
 typically includes betas and release candidates.

 Since our report in May, Apache Subversion 1.8.10 and 1.7.18 were both
 released on August 11th.

21 May 2014 [Greg Stein]

* Overview

 No board-level issues at this time, since our report in February.

* Community

 No changes in committers or PMC makeup. Our last committer was added
 in July 2013. Our last PMC addition was March 2012.

 The Subversion Live conferences hosted by WANdisco were held in
 early May. An elego-hosted hackathon will be held in Berlin in
 June, and a hackathon hosted by WANdisco is being assembled for
 August. Historically, these have been well-attended and well-
 regarded by the Subversion committers.

* Releases

 In February, the community began preparing an alpha release of
 1.9.0. That alpha had several problems and was pulled. 1.9.0-alpha2
 was eventually released on April 14, 2014. Discussions are being
 held regarding finalizing "trunk", branching, and beginning the
 release process. Much of the discussion will occur at the above-
 mentioned hackathon in June with summaries posted to the list for
 non-attendees to participate (as is typical with Subversion
 hackathons and the face-to-face discussions).

 Since our report in February, Apache Subversion 1.8.9 was released
 on May 14, and 1.7.17 was released on May 19.

19 Feb 2014 [Greg Stein]

* Overview

 No board-level issues at this time, since our report in January.

* Community

 No changes in committers or PMC makeup. Our last committer was added
 in July 2013. Our last PMC addition was March 2012.

* Releases

 The community is currently voting on a number of releases, at the
 time of the February board meeting. These candidates consist of an
 alpha for 1.9.0, for 1.8.8, and for 1.7.16.

 For those keeping score at home since the prior release numbers, the
 1.7.15, 1.8.6, and 1.8.7 version numbers were skipped/pulled.

verbal approval of late report

15 Jan 2014 [Greg Stein]

* Overview

 No board-level issues at this time.

 This is a make-up report for Nov 2013. Our last report was Aug 2013.
 We will report again next month (Feb 2014).

* Community

 No changes in committers or PMC makeup. Our last committer was added
 in July 2013. Our last PMC addition was March 2012.

 The developers continue to work towards a 1.9 release, and on
 supporting the 1.8.x series. The 1.7.x series receives security
 updates, and (sometimes) high-value functionality updates.

 We get about 200-300 messages per month on the users@ mailing list,
 and interaction is good. We have a broad set of people to support
 the community.

 The development list sees about 150-250 messages per month, and
 200-700 commits per month. Development is progressing smoothly.

* Releases

 In our last report, the community was preparing 1.8.2 and 1.7.12.
 Those versions were pulled, and (instead) 1.8.3 and 1.7.13 were
 released on August 30.

 We also released 1.8.4 on Oct 29, 2013, then 1.8.5 and 1.7.14 on
 Nov 25, 2013.

18 Dec 2013 [Greg Stein]

No report was submitted.

AI: Brett to pursue a report for Subversion

20 Nov 2013 [Greg Stein]

No report was submitted.

21 Aug 2013 [Greg Stein]

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 Daniel Gruno was added as a committer in July (2013), Markus Schaber
 in June, and Mattias Engdegård in May. Our last PMC addition was in
 March, 2012.

 There is nothing special to report about the community. It is
 working towards 1.9.x, supporting the 1.8.x series on the users@
 mailing list, and responding to issues and security concerns.

 The elego hackathon in June went well, with many in the community
 attending. Lots of discussion occurred, with the consensus ideas
 brought back to the developer list.

 There will be a "Subversion & Git Live" series of events in October.
 This will be the third year WANdisco has run the event; they provide
 support for PMC members and other Subversion developers to attend,
 so it has been a good opportunity for the community to meet.

* Releases

 Apache Subversion 1.8.1 and 1.7.11 were released on July 24, 2013.

 The community will start the release process for 1.8.2 and 1.7.12,
 the week of August 19, 2013.

19 Jun 2013 [Greg Stein]

On Tuesday, June 18, Apache Subversion 1.8.0 was released. This
release was the culmination of twenty months of work, and the Apache
Marketing/PR group helped with announcing and spreading the word.

With this release, the development community will begin work on the
1.9.x series. Fixes will be backported to 1.8.x and releases will be
performed (historically, this happens about once a month). Security
fixes will be backported to the 1.7.x series, which historically
occurs once every two or three months. The 1.6.x series will be
retired and no further releases will be made.

When the Apache Subversion project arrived at the Foundation, the
community continued to perform backported releases of 1.5.x and 1.6.x
via the tigris.org platform. With the 1.6.x pre-Foundation release now
deprecated, the community will only be producing Foundation releases
henceforth.

Moving forward, the community is looking to shrink the twenty month
release cycle to approximately nine months. As that frequency would
deprecate a release in just eighteen months, the community may adjust
its support policies to include a third historical release series.

15 May 2013 [Greg Stein]

* Board Issues

 There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

 elego is sponsoring a hackathon in Berlin again. Unlike past years,
 this is being run independent of a paid conference. This will happen
 next month (June), lasting for a week. The Subversion community has
 greatly benefited from these hackathons and is looking forward to
 attending again.

 We added one new committer (rschupp).

 Our last PMC Member was added in March, 2012.

* Releases

 1.8.0-rc2 has been produced for the community to evaluate. We expect
 the 1.8.0 release to occur in June. When that happens, we will fully
 deprecate the 1.5.x series, according to Subversion policy. The
 1.6.x series will receive only security updates, and 1.7.x will
 continue receive useful, important, and security updates.

 Since our February report, Subversion 1.6.21 was released on April
 4th (to tigris.org); this was primarily a security release. In
 addition, Apache Subversion 1.7.9 was released on the same day to
 fix the same set of security issues. The Security Team helped the
 PMC with CVE generation, and overall assistance.

LATE NOTE: the versioning policy described above is incorrect. Please
see subversion.apache.org and our report next month. In short: 1.6.x
will be fully deprecated and receive no updates.

Subversion will report again next month to clarify the handling/deprecation of older versions

20 Feb 2013 [Greg Stein]

* Board Issue

There are no Board-level issues of concern.

* Community

We have two new "partial" committers (their work is primarily
constrained to branches). One is Gabriela Gibson (gbg), who was
accepted as part of the [GNOME] Outreach Program for Women
(https://live.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen), with Stefan Sperling
acting as her mentor. The second committer is Prabhu Gnana Sundar
(prabhugs).

elego is hosting a hackathon in Berlin in June. The past few years
have been a great success, with many from the Subversion community in
attendance. This year, there will not be an associated conference as
in the past, allowing for a stronger ASF branding and wider range of
visibility/invitations.

* Releases

Apache Subversion 1.7.8 was released on December 20th. The pre-ASF
Subversion had a maintenance update to 1.6.20 on January 8th.

21 Nov 2012 [Greg Stein]

** Board Issues

There are no Board-level issues at this time.

** Releases

As we reported in June, the Apache Subversion 1.7.6 was imminent, and
was released on August 15. Since then, Apache Subversion 1.7.7 was
released on October 9th.

We also performed a non-Apache release of Subversion 1.6.19 on
September 21.

** Community

The Subversion Live events in October (produced by WANdisco) were
well-attended by users, and many of the Subversion committers.

We have added no new committers or PMC members since our last
report. Ben Reser has returned from inactive status, and is being his
old productive self.

15 Aug 2012 [Greg Stein]

No Board issues at this time.

Since our report in June, the Apache Subversion project has added no
new committers or PMC members; we have added to each group within the
past six months. The 1.7.6 release is in-process and should occur
coincident with the Board meeting, or within the following two days.

One of the Foundation's sponsors, WANdisco, is hosting several
Subversion events in October. A number of PMC members will be speaking
and/or attending, along with a few ASF Members attending.

20 Jun 2012 [Greg Stein]

** Board Issues

The Subversion project has no Board-level issues at this time.

This is a supplemental report since our scheduled May report was late
and abbreviated.

** Community

The mailing list activity continues normally, with discussion on dev@
a bit higher than on users@.

June 11 to June 15, elego hosted a hackathon for Subversion developers
and invited guests. This coincided with their Subversion Day event on
June 14. In past years, the community has found the hackathon to be a
great way to gather and work through problems. Discussion results are
returned to the list for larger community input.

Since our last full report in January, we have added one PMC Member
(Trent Nelson) and two committers (Ashod Nakashian and Vladimir
Berezniker).

In March, Greg queried the PMC on whether it was time to rotate the VP
role. After a short discussion, the PMC confirmed their confidence
with Greg continuing as VP, and potentially reviewing the situation in
another year or two.

** Releases

The project released Apache Subversion 1.7.4 on March 8, 2012,
followed by 1.7.5 on May 17.

The community also put together the (non-Apache) Subversion 1.6.18
release was made on April 12. These continue to be offered from
Subversion's old project home on tigris.org. The release artifacts are
also copied over to archive.apache.org.

Discussion is ongoing, along with development for the 1.8.0 release.

16 May 2012 [Greg Stein]

An abbreviated, late report: the Subversion project is progressing
normally, with no issues to report to the Board. Since the last
report, we have added one committer (ashod) and one PMC member
(trent). We have released 1.7.3 (as reported in February) and 1.7.4,
and the 1.7.5 release is hitting the wire "now". Additionally, the
community made a release of 1.6.18 (a non-Apache version, distributed
from tigris.org).

A complete report will be filed in June.

15 Feb 2012 [Greg Stein]

** Board Issues

The Subversion project has no Board-level issues at this time.

** Community

The user community continues its regular handling of about 400
messages per month. The development list is a bit higher, near an
average of 500 per month. There have been no obvious problems over the
past reporting period.

In January, Andreas Stieger was added as a committer on the project.

** Releases

The project released version 1.7.3 on Monday, February 13.

We are planning a 1.6.18 release "soon" to deal with some high-profile
issues. The 1.6.x series continues to be maintained under a "security
and important fixes only" profile. These releases are made from
tigris.org (rather than the ASF) due to its pre-ASF historical
licensing. The community is looking forward to deprecating the 1.6.x
series upon the release of the 1.8.x series.

Currently, there are no dates for the 1.8.x series. The community does
not want the overly-long release cycle that occurred with 1.7.0, so
the next version should happen this year.

** Other

elego has set the date for their Subversion hackathon in Berlin: it
will be held June 11 to June 15, at their offices. The hackathon is
open to all Subversion committers and selected invitees.

21 Dec 2011 [Greg Stein / Bertrand]

** Board Issues

The Subversion project has no Board-level issues at this time.

** Community

The user community is as active and healthy as ever. Many questions
and answers are being handled for the new 1.7.x series of releases.

The development community has been hard at work on the 1.8 release,
tentatively scheduled for late Q1 or Q2 of 2012. The roadmap has not
been positively defined, but there is a general feeling of coding to
fit that timeframe, rather than a specific set of features. The
community does not want to repeat a 2+ year development cycle, like
what happened with the 1.7 release.

We have added one new committer: Eric S. Raymond. No PMC Members have
been added for quite a while.

** Releases

This is the big news since our last report in August: the 1.7.0
release was made on October 11th. That is about 2.5 years from the
1.6.0 release in March 2009. The release has been well-accepted for
its new features and performance updates. It is important to note this
is the first release under the Foundation's policies, license, and
distribution (the 1.6.x releases were made via tigris.org).

Since that initial release, we made a 1.7.1 release on October 23rd,
and then 1.7.2 on December 5th. We do not have a schedule for the
1.7.3 release, but it will likely appear in the next few weeks.

** Other

Some private discussions have started about Subversion events next
year, but nothing has (yet) been finalized or made public. These
events have been very successful at bringing the development community
together for some great discussions and hacking. More information will
be provided as events are finalized.

16 Nov 2011 [Greg Stein / Shane]

No report received.

17 Aug 2011 [Greg Stein]

** Board Issues

The Subversion project has no Board-level issues at this time.

** Community

The user community has seen its typical level of questions, answers,
and responsiveness. With our recent series of releases (see below),
we've seen some great testing as the project leads up to its 1.7 release.

The development community has been incredibly active since the 1.7
branch was created. There was a rather major division regarding the
underlying network provider to use for the 1.7 release. The community
handled this very well, working through the issue with lots of
discussion, stating positions, bringing up concerns, and bringing in
the necessary details to resolve the situation. While the community
disagreed, it was handled with the peer respect that we expect of our
communities. In the end, the issue was resolved just prior to this
Board report and meeting, and should allow the community to proceed
with the 1.7 release with many happier people.

** Releases

Since the last report, the Apache Subversion project has created the
stabilization branch for its 1.7.0 release. Since that time, the
project has release three alphas, and two betas (beta1 and beta3,
skipping beta2 for board-unimportant reasons).

The project is very close to releasing its first release candidate.
The only issue here is the rate of backports from trunk, and the
aforementioned network provider. Presumably, the rate of requests for
backporting to the stabilization branch will drop in the next few
weeks and an RC1 will be produced.

** Other

The project added two committers in June (moklo, arwin).

15 Jun 2011 [Greg Stein]

No Board-level issues at this time. This is a supplemental report,
outside of our regular reporting timeframe.

I'm happy to report that Apache Subversion is now releasing alphas
under the Apache banner. The project has enjoyed a much-too-long grace
period on making releases under the standard Apache banner and
licensing regime. The community did not envision or desire it taking
this long to produce a 1.7 release, but... well, it did take a while.

On June 10, we released the first "alpha" of the 1.7 series. Beyond
the proper Apache licensing and copyright, this is also the first
release to go into the standard Apache distribution and mirror
system. The 1.6 (and 1.5) releases that the community has produced
while at the Foundation have resided at the old tigris.org
distribution point since they were not true Foundation releases.
They also are also mirrored on archive.apache.org.

And yes, this is a self-congratulatory pat on the back to the
community for finally reaching this point :-)

19 May 2011 [Greg Stein / Noirin]

No Board-level issues at this time.

We released 1.6.16 on March 3rd, 2011, and are preparing the 1.6.17
release for early next week. Both releases contain the standard mix of
bug fixes, along with some security fixes (unfortunately). The PMC has
worked with the Apache Security Team to acquire CVEs, discuss
notification, and other issues.

Many of the Subversion developers are in Berlin this week (the week of
May 16). One of the main issues of discussion is the branching for the
1.7 release. We've hit our performance targets and are wrapping up the
last dozen bugs. Most feel good about (finally!) branching by the end
of the month, in preparation for early releases before our final 1.7.0
release. We are going to have early release series to get feedback,
and also to iron out any issues with releasing from apache.org (the
1.6 releases continue from tigris.org since they do not use the ALv2
license).

In our last report, we discussed the problems with WANdisco and its
problems with our marks. Since that report, WANdisco has made progress
and will be phasing out its older, infringing products in favor of a
new product named uberSVN. We continue to monitor the situation and
will be turning our focus to other actors in the Subversion space.

No new PMC members or committers have been added in this period (last
PMC appointment was in January 2011, and last committers were November
and July 2010).

Greg has entered into a private agreement with WANdisco for some work
on Subversion. The agreement has been structured to avoid imposition
on his duties at the Foundation, and the PMC has not raised any flags.

16 Feb 2011 [Greg Stein / Roy]

No Board-level issues at this time.

The Subversion project has reached its end-game for the 1.7
development line and hopes to perform the branch soon. Meanwhile, the
community is preparing a 1.6.16 release for the week of Feb 21, 2011.

With review from Trademarks and Legal, the Subversion project has
engaged WANdisco about numerous problems with trademark recognition,
attribution, and customer confusion. The CEO has stated that a number
of internal issues have been filed to bring their website, products,
and other aspects in line with the ASF trademark guidelines. Given the
extent of problems, it will take a while to complete this process.

Since the last report, we have (re)added Ben Reser to the PMC. Ben was
previously on Subversion's notion of a "PMC" before joining the ASF,
but was omitted from the original PMC construction resolution. He has
since re-engaged and was added to the PMC via grandfathering rules
(rather than an additional vote). In addition, Johan Corveleyn was
voted onto the PMC.

17 Nov 2010 [Greg Stein]

The project filed an extra report last month to report its 1.6.13
release and its status as "not quite Apache", along with our 1.7.0
plans which *will* be a true and proper release from the ASF. The
project is preparing a new 1.6.14 release at the time of the Board
meeting, and 1.7.0 is still on track for a release in Q1 of 2011.

In the past month, we have added three new PMC members:

 * John Szakmeister (jszakmeister)
 * Daniel Näslund (dannas)
 * Stefan Fuhrmann (stefan2)

John has been a "full committer" for years, so he has effectively been
on the PMC. His addition this month is simply clearing up the paperwork.

We added one new committer, Johan Corveleyn, to work on an
experimental branch.

At ApacheCon, CollabNet sponsored a Subversion meetup, but the event
saw very few in attendance. The community is trying to determine
better methods of outreach and marketing, and/or whether it is simply
a reflection of Subversion's maturity and lack of "new hotness".

Some discussions have begun recently about usage of the Subversion
(registered) trademark. The community has had a usage policy for quite
a few years and is trying to figure out the right alignment with the
standard ASF policy, and if any policy changes need to occur. There is
significant external usage that has been causing concern, but the
community is also worried about hurting the very people who contribute
most to the project. As is typical, the right answers are not obvious,
and the Subversion project is working with the Trademarks group to
figure out the right course.

20 Oct 2010 [Greg Stein]

This is an out-of-band report to the Board, to ensure that the Board
is aware that we have released Apache Subversion 1.6.13, on October 1,
2010. This release is under the pre-Apache copyright notice and
license, and the primary download point is at tigris.org. We have also
placed the (signed) tarballs on archive.apache.org for long-term
archival storage (where we have also duplicated all pre-Apache
releases).

Subversion 1.7.0 will be our first release under the Apache banner,
with the appropriate copyright header, licensing, and standard release
location. We expect to branch for the release by the end of this year,
with the actual release occurring 30-60 days after that.

Subversion is a project that has yet to release under an Apache license, while the pre-Apache team continues to release code externally. There are plans to release under the Apache License 2.0 for the next major release 1.7.0.

18 Aug 2010 [Greg Stein]

** Board Issues

There are no Board-level issues at this time.

** Community

Since our last report, in May, we have added two more committers.
These are "partial" committers, meaning they are restricted to certain
portions of the tree. The first, artagnon, is a GSoC student for
Git(!) and is adding a new "svnrdump" client-side tool to produce or
load Subversion dump files remotely (eg. for fast-loading into Git).
The second, stefan2, is working on a branch with a broad set of
performance improvements across the system.

No new PMC Members ("full committers") have been added.

** Releases

We released 1.6.12 on June 21, and the development team is hopeful to
begin cutting 1.7 alpha releases in a few months. Subversion normally
does not produce "alpha" or "beta" releases, but with the major
changes in the 1.7 working copy, we wanted to return to a mechanism
that will get early releases into more peoples' hands.

A graduate student produced some initial work on a new MySQL-based
backend for Subversion. His school term ended, along with his
available time to work on the project. However, he has signed an ICLA
and provided a large patches for his work. This is due to land in our
tree, on a branch, Real Soon Now. Our hope is that others will be
interested and can investigate and continue his work, and that having
it in our tree will make that process easier.

** Other

elego's "Subversion Day" was considered very successful by all
participants. elego hosted a hackathon for the committers over four
days, and was an excellent host. Several guests from the community
were also able to join in, and an Apache Dinner was scheduled during
this time for a broader mingling of Subversion developers with their
new Apache friends.

SubConf is approaching in mid-September, to be held in Munich.

As noted by the Trademarks report in June, the Subversion (registered)
mark has been transferred from the Subversion Corporation over to the
ASF. We are in-process on pulling together all prior licensees of the
mark, and working to re-issue a new license between the ASF and those
licensees. The intent is to honor all prior commitments that
Subversion Corporation made to those entities.

Approved by general consent.

19 May 2010 [Greg Stein]

** Board Issues

The Subversion project has no Board-level issues at this time.

** Community

We have seen some patches and interest from new people on the list,
and are paying close attention to them, so they will feel welcome and
hopefully join the community.

** Releases

Since we last reported (March), Subversion made a 1.6.11 release under
its old header/licensing regime (continuing on the 1.5.x and 1.6.x
branches; 1.7.0 will be the first ASF release). We are hoping for 1.7
to occur late this summer, and the development community continues to
work on that release.

We are planning to put all prior releases (back to 1.0 and possibly
earlier) onto archive.apache.org for historical preservation. Some of
the historical (signed) tarballs include LGPL dependent elements, so
we will carefully label these (we cannot remove them without
destroying the original signatures). More recent releases separate the
dependencies, and we will simply omit those (they are optional). The
1.7 series will use the standard distribution and mirroring framework
since they are true ASF releases.

** Other

The issue tracker continues to remain offsite, as nobody is in any
great rush to tackle that project (nor is there a specific known
requirement for that to happen; just a desire of the project).

The March Subversion event in NYC went well, producing a suggested
roadmap that has been well-received and signed-off by the community.
The Berlin Subversion event is on-track for the 10th through the 13th,
and an "Apache dinner" will also be held during that time.

We acquired one GSoC student who will improve the diff format
generation to support additional options.

Greg will keep concom@ in the loop about these cool SVN events.

21 Apr 2010 [Greg Stein / Jim]

No board level issues. Greg to submit a make-up report next month.

17 Mar 2010 [Greg Stein / Greg]

** Board Issues

The Subversion project has no Board-level issues at this time.

** Community

We have seen a solid migration of our user and development community
from our tigris.org ancestry over to the new ASF infrastructure. The
new user list is very active; the development community had very few
issues and has continued at a fast and healthy rate of development.

One new committer was added: Daniel Näslund

** Releases

1.6.9 was released at the end of January (as reported in February, as
part of our podling report)

No releases are planned in the near-term. We typically release updates
every 4-6 weeks, so it is reaching the point for a 1.6.10, but we have
no pressing bug fixes or community interest (yet) in doing this. But
historically, it is likely we will craft up a release within the next
two months.

The community is targeting Summer 2010 for our major 1.7 release,
incorporating a complete revamp of the client-side operation, for
speed and stability.

** Other

Our transition from Incubator to TLP status has gone smoothly, simply
because we *started* our ASF infrastructure setup as if we were a TLP.
No changes were needed. We still need to move our issue tracker over
to the ASF infrastructure.

Much time as been spent lately on a website revamp. We've taking the
transition as an opportunity to re-examine users' needs and how our
website can best address that. There have been many examples at
apache.org on how to best (or not!) help users seek the information
they need.

There is a Subversion event being planned in Berlin, in June,
primarily sponsored by Elego. There will be a hackathon, along with a
more structured program at that event. There will also be a gathering
of a number of Subversion developers in New York City around March
25th, which will primarily be an informal discussion (over beers?)
rather than a formal hackathon or program.

The Subversion project will be jostling for a couple GSoC students
this summer. Mentors and summer projects are being identified, along
with engaging the Community Development people.

17 Feb 2010

Establish the Apache Subversion Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
 Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
 Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
 open-source software related to version control, for
 distribution at no charge to the public.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Subversion
 Project", be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of
 the Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Subversion Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to version control; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache
 Subversion" be and hereby is created, the person holding such
 office to serve at the direction of the Board of Directors as
 the chair of the Apache Subversion Project, and to have primary
 responsibility for management of the projects within the scope
 of responsibility of the Apache Subversion Project; and be it
 further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
 hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
 Apache Subversion Project:

   * Max Bowsher                  <maxb@apache.org>
   * Paul Burba                   <pburba@apache.org>
   * Stephen Butler               <sbutler@apache.org>
   * Branko Čibej                 <brane@apache.org>
   * Ben Collins-Sussman          <sussman@apache.org>
   * Justin Erenkrantz            <jerenkrantz@apache.org>
   * Brian W. Fitzpatrick         <fitz@apache.org>
   * Julian Foad                  <julianfoad@apache.org>
   * Karl Fogel                   <kfogel@apache.org>
   * David Glasser                <glasser@apache.org>
   * Lieven Govaerts              <lgo@apache.org>
   * Neels J. Hofmeyr             <neels@apache.org>
   * Greg Hudson                  <ghudson@apache.org>
   * Bert Huijben                 <rhuijben@apache.org>
   * Erik Hülsmann                <ehu@apache.org>
   * Kamesh Jayachandran          <kameshj@apache.org>
   * Mark Benedetto King          <mbk@apache.org>
   * Senthil Kumaran S            <stylesen@apache.org>
   * Stefan Küng                  <steveking@apache.org>
   * Philip Martin                <philip@apache.org>
   * Joe Orton                    <jorton@apache.org>
   * Mark Phippard                <markphip@apache.org>
   * C. Michael Pilato            <cmpilato@apache.org>
   * Daniel Rall                  <dlr@apache.org>
   * Garrett Rooney               <rooneg@apache.org>
   * Peter Samuelson              <peters@apache.org>
   * Daniel Shahaf                <danielsh@apache.org>
   * Stefan Sperling              <stsp@apache.org>
   * Greg Stein                   <gstein@apache.org>
   * Sander Striker               <striker@apache.org>
   * Kouhei Sutou                 <kou@apache.org>
   * Jeremy Whitlock              <jwhitlock@apache.org>
   * Hyrum Wright                 <hwright@apache.org>
   * Blair Zajac                  <blair@apache.org>
   * Ivan Zhakov                  <ivan@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Greg Stein be
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Subversion,
 to serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or
 until a successor is appointed; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Subversion PMC be and hereby
 is tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache Subversion Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Subversion Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator Subversion podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator Subversion podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7D, Establish the Apache Subversion Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

17 Feb 2010

Subversion entered the Incubator on November 7, 2009. Subversion is a
version control system.

The Apache Subversion web presence at subversion.apache.org has been filled
with content migrated from the existing website at subversion.tigris.org.
Work continues to cull unneeded information, and better organize existing
content.

The community released Subversion 1.6.9 late last month. The release was
made under the old license (to avoid having to relicense mountains of code
on the release branch), and the release process was observed and monitored
by the Incubator PMC as part of the podling's progress toward graduation.

The podling's graduation vote was in-process when this report was written.
It is strongly trending for graduation, so a resolution will be presented to
the Board once the podling determines who will be recommended for the VP.

20 Jan 2010

Subversion entered the Incubator on November 7, 2009. Subversion is a
version control system.

Mailing lists have been migrated to ASF infrastructure, and the old lists on
tigris.org have been turned into read-only mode. No progress has been made
to backfill archives, though some discussion has occurred. (Backfilling of
archives is not required for graduation.)

The most recent RAT report for Subversion shows only 32 unknown licensed
files. Work continues on either removing inappropriately licensed files from
the distribution tarballs or adding licenses to files found deficient.

The Apache Subversion web presence at subversion.apache.org is being filled
with content migrated from the existing website at subversion.tigris.org.
Once migrated, the Subversion community plans on culling unneeded
information, and better organizing existing content. (You don't get to
redesign your page hierarchy everyday!)

The community's plans to create a new patch release, have been a bit bumpy,
due to a number of technical issues caught during the signing/validating
period. These have been resolved, and the new patch release should be
imminent. It should be noted that although this release will be made under
the old license (to avoid having to relicense mountains of code on the
release branch), the release process will be observed and monitored by the
Incubator PMC as part of the podling's progress toward graduation.

The podling remains optimistic that a rapid progression to graduation is
possible in the next month.

The project is very active, with over a 1100 commits in December and ~200 so
far in January; 100s of messages per mailing list.

16 Dec 2009

Subversion entered the Incubator on November 7, 2009.  Subversion is a
version control system.

Mailing lists have been migrated to ASF infrastructure.  As of Dec. 10th,
the development mailing list has fully migrated over with the old tigris.org
dev@ list being shut down.  A users@ list has been created on ASF
infrastructure and is being used, but there are a number of published
references to the old tigris.org users@ address, so we are still discussing
that transition - that should be complete within the next month.  No
progress has been made to backfill archives, though some discussion has
occurred.  (Backfilling of archives is not required for graduation.)

The Subversion project has merged its source code history into the One True
Repo at svn.apache.org.  The old repository on svn.collab.net has been put
in read-only mode, and all new development is happening on svn.apache.org.
Most, if not all, active Subversion contributors have filed their ICLAs, and
are continuing development on the new infrastructure.

The most recent http://ci.apache.org/projects/subversion/rat-output.txt for
Subversion shows only 70 unknown licensed files, down from more than 200 a
couple of weeks ago.  Work continues on either removing inappropriately
licensed files from the distribution tarballs or adding licenses to files
found deficient.

The community plans to create a new patch release, Subversion 1.6.7, before
the end of the year.  Although this release will be made under the old
license (to avoid having to relicense mountains of code on the release
branch), the release process will be observed and monitored by the Incubator
PMC as part of the podling's progress toward graduation.

The podling remains optimistic that a rapid progression to graduation is
possible in the next month or two.

18 Nov 2009

Subversion entered the Incubator on November 7, 2009.

Discussions have been occurring on general@incubator with respect to
graduation requirements, and some options for the podling's mailing lists
and location in the main ASF Subversion repository. In addition, a number of
discussions have been occurring on Subversion's developer mailing list
(dev@subversion.tigris.org) regarding the mailing lists (migration, shut
down, target address, etc), repository choices and location, which bug
tracker to use, website migration, and the buildbot system(s).

INFRA-2321 has been opened to track the code migration, and is scheduled for
the afternoon (EST) of Sunday, November 15th.

INFRA-2324 has been opened to construct the core five mailing lists for the
Subversion podling: dev@, users@, commits@, private@, and announce@. These
mailing lists will be built on the subversion.apache.org hostname. While
this is non-standard for a podling, discussion on general@incubator has
raised no issues with it. We will later backfill archives for these lists
with the content from their equivalents on subversion.tigris.org.

The software grant from Subversion Corporation was filed in ASF records on
November 14.

Many Subversion developers have been sending ICLAs into the ASF. An initial
batch of *eighteen* account requests has been sent to root. There are
fifteen(!) Subversion committers who already had accounts at the ASF, and
they will simply be added to the authorization file for the Subversion
repository.

The project has an initial status file in place, and its checklist items are
being worked through. The podling is hoping that it can complete its work in
time to place a TLP resolution on the December Board meeting's agenda.