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Agile SCM Tool Wedded to Apache and ViewVC

CollabNet last week introduced a distribution of the Subversion open-source version control and software configuration management tool that includes the Apache Web server and the ViewVC respository viewer.

CollabNet Subversion Edge provides a Web-based management UI designed to simplify installation, administration and governance of the three-part software package, the company said in a news release. Users are automatically notified of software updates and can install them via the Web UI, CollabNet said.

The company, known for its cloud-based Agile application lifecycle management products, is the primary corporate backer of the 10-year-old Subversion open-source project, released under the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPLv.3).

CollabNet said it addressed numerous http://forums.open.collab.net/ user forum requests for help with security and user governance by including support for the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Subversion Edge manages administration features and user access through a Web-based, role-based access control system.

Beta downloads of the new distribution are available now, with a general release expected this summer.

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