Software Update: TortoiseSVN 1.6.3

Version 1.6.3 of TortoiseSVN was released on Sunday. This program is a user interface for Subversion, which is used by developers to perform version control. This is almost indispensable when several people are working on a project. TortoiseSVN integrates itself as a shell extension into Windows and can be used on its own or in combination with an ide. Version 1.6.3 of TortoiseSVN ships with Subversion 1.6.3. The changelog of this release shows the following changes:


  • All binaries are now digitally signed.


  • Some small improvements to the status cache.
  • When diffing from the log dialog, the peg revision is set to the selected revision instead of HEAD.
  • Deleted folders are not removed from the filesystem but only marked as deleted so they can be committed separately.
  • Change merges to be non-forced.
  • Performance improvment in TortoiseMerge when showing long lines.

Bug fixed:

  • If a commit failed, TSVN could crash in case the svn library returned an empty error object.
  • The merge options to ignore whitespaces were ignored.
  • The switch dialog allowed an empty url.
  • bugtraq: texts in the commit dialog were colored/linked wrong if the second regex matched not at the end of the first regex.
  • The status cache didn’t release open handles long enough for drives to be able to unmount without force.
  • The url browse button in the checkout/export dialog wasn’t enabled even if an url was entered to browse for.
  • A checkout could fail due to a wrong peg revision.
  • The status cache could fail to monitor working copies for changes.
  • An incomplete info text was shown for tree conflicts “incoming add upon merge”.
  • The status cache exclude list wasn’t used the first five minutes after a restart.
  • At the end of a merge, possible conflicts were not mentioned in the ‘finished’ message.
  • possible crash in progress dialog.
  • The check state in the commit dialog could get lost after a failed commit if there were checked items in changelists.
  • A failed merge could have restarted without notice.
  • Diffing a file added remotely in the Check-for-modifications dialog did not work.
  • EOLs could be lost when editing removed lines in TortoiseMerge.

Version number 1.6.3
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows Server 2008
Website The TortoiseSVN team
File sizes 17.10MB – 18.90MB
License type GPL