Erik Heulsmann, an Active Subversion Contributor Since 2003, Joins WANdisco`s
Open Source Team
SAN RAMON, Calif.–(Business Wire)–
WANdisco, the enterprise Subversion company, and a corporate sponsor of the
Subversion open source project with core developers from the project on staff,
today announced that Erik Heulsmann is the latest core Subversion contributor to
join WANdisco`s open source team. Mr. Heulsmann, an active contributor to the
Subversion project since September 2003, will report to Hyrum Wright, WANdisco`s
Director of Open Source and the release manager for the Subversion project. He,
along with WANdisco`s other core committers (Julian Foad, Philip Martin, Hyrum
Wright and Stefan Kung) are dedicated to ensuring the Subversion open source
project continues its dramatic adoption in the enterprise.
Mr. Huelsmann`s contributions to the Subversion project to date include
localization infrastructure, library rewrites and co-design of the new working
copy library. He has also contributed to cvs2svn and other open source projects.
Based in the Netherlands, Mr. Huelsmann is fluent in Dutch, German and English
and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam where he teaches
courses in Subversion.
“I am very pleased to be joining WANdisco,” said Huelsmann. “The company has an
incredibly talented team of senior committers, as well as customers with the
largest Subversion implementations in the world. Based on their progress so far,
I believe WANdisco’s considerable resources and expertise will guarantee the
continued success of the Subversion project.”
In the time that WANdisco has been involved in the Subversion project, a new
Subversion roadmap has been introduced which includes a number of new features
stretching out to a 2.0 release. WANdisco`s Subversion engineers have developed
new features in the next release including a complete rewrite of the working
copy management engine to provide significant performance and scaling
“We are clearly demonstrating our continued commitment to Subversion and we`re
keeping our promise to plow the profits of our Subversion support business back
into the project,” said David Richards, President and CEO of WANdisco.
“Subversion`s growth in the enterprise has been nothing short of staggering and
this is down to the hard work of core Subversion contributors such as Erik,
Philip, Julian, Hyrum and Stefan. We are delighted and proud to have them at
WANdisco recently announced that the profits it receives from the sale of its
Subversion support contracts go directly toward the hiring of additional
Subversion committers and supporting the activities of the community. WANdisco`s
ability to hire senior committers such as Erik Heulsmann and others who have
come on board recently reflects the success of its Subversion support services
Subversion Support, Training and Consulting Services
WANdisco`s Subversion support services are backed by a dedicated team of core
Subversion development, QA and support professionals, in order to provide the
highest quality of service with the fastest possible delivery of fixes and
upgrades. The team is led by Hyrum Wright, WANdisco`s Director of Open Source.
Hyrum has also been the release manager for the Subversion project since early
Support contracts include:
* 24-by-7 Online, Phone and Email Support.
* Guaranteed response times.
* Global coverage from the United States and Europe.
* Automated delivery of fixes and upgrades.
* Technical Account Managers who act as a single point of contact for critical
* Security solutions that deliver automated access control and audit reporting.
* Semi-annual Subversion System Health Check.
* Bug Buddy – A senior Subversion committer who champions customer enhancement
WANdisco`s Subversion support services are described in detail at:
WANdisco also sponsors and contributes to the TortoiseSVN project, which
develops the popular Subversion client for Windows. As a result, WANdisco is
able to offer free downloads of the latest fully tested version of TortoiseSVN
at http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/os/downloads . Information about
enterprise-class support for TortoiseSVN can be found at:
WANdisco Certified Subversion Binaries Available for Free Download
WANdisco recently announced the availability of certified Subversion 1.6.11
binaries. A free download is available at:
http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/os/downloads . These certified Subversion
binaries undergo the same rigorous quality assurance process that WANdisco uses
for its enterprise products that support the world`s largest Subversion
implementations with over 40,000 users, 2500 repositories and 18 million
transactions per day in a single implementation.
WANdisco Offers Free Online Subversion Training
WANdisco is currently offering a series of free online one hour bi-weekly
Subversion training classes through July 28, 2010. The following classes are
* “All About Subversion Checkouts” on June 16, 2010. Although checkout is the
most frequently used Subversion command, it has many options that few users are
aware of. During this course, attendees will learn how to make full use of the
checkout command and understand the messages it generates under different usage
* “Using the Subversion Diff Command” on June 30, 2010. From simple to complex
scenarios, the diff command can show the differences between versions of files
as well as differences between Subversion projects. During this course, the
instructor will cover the diff command using TortoiseSVN’s difference tool as
well as linking TortoiseSVN to other difference programs.
* “Branching and Merging in Subversion 1.6.9″ on Wednesday, July 14, 2010.
During this free one hour training session, attendees will learn everything from
branching and merging basics to best practices.
* “Introduction to Subversion for Developers” on July 28, 2010. Subversion`s
architecture and design principles will be covered and attendees will be
introduced to using Subversion.
Registration for these classes is available at:
http://wandisco.com/webinar/subversion/training . WANdisco recommends early
registration as space is limited.
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WANdisco is a leading provider of infrastructure software for replication,
scalability and high availability, and a corporate sponsor of the Subversion
open source project with core developers from the project on staff. By using
WANdisco’s totally unique replication technology, software development can now
occur anywhere without any constraints. Fortune Global 1000 companies such as
AT&T, Honda, NTT and Motorola rely on WANdisco’s suite of source code management
solutions. A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of WANdisco’s
Subversion MultiSite revealed a 167% return on investment with a nine month
payback period. WANdisco is also a corporate sponsor of the open source
Subversion project, and plays an active role with core developers from the
project on staff. Subversion is recognized by Forrester as the sole leader in
the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category. For more
information, please visit us at http://www.wandisco.com.
Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000. It is used to
maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web
pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the
widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). In a 2007 report by Forrester
Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone
Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the
Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category.
Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software.
For more information, please visit us at http://subversion.wandisco.com
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