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SVN 1.7 for Mac OS Lion

Mac OS Lion comes with SVN 1.6 installed by default. But I needed to install SVN 1.7 to work on a project that uses SVN1.7.

Here is what I did to come trough:

I like using the SVN GUI tool svnX. The current version of the program is: svnX 1.3.3 (http://code.google.com/p/svnx/wiki/Features_1_3). Take a look and download it if you like what you see. It’s free and after you learn how to use it you will love it!. Download here.

The latest version of subversion is 1.7.5 (as today) and it can be found in

But svnX 1.3.3 is compatible with svn 1.7.4 so we are going to install that rather that the latest svn (1.7.5). Also I because I found some problems with svn 1.7.5.

1) Create a folder where you will put the svn 1.7.4 files. Download and extract the source.

$mkdir ~/Downloads/svn
$cd ~/Downloads/svn
$curl http://archive.apache.org/dist/subversion/subversion-1.7.4.tar.gz > ./subversion-1.7.4.tar.gz
$tar -xvjf subversion-1.7.4.tar.bz2  //to uncompress a bzip2 tar file: .tbz or .tar.bz2
$cd subversion-1.7.4

Configuration setup, Building and install the binary

$./configure --prefix=/usr/local
$sudo make install

It should now be installed in /usr/local/bin/svn. Check if it got correctly installed.

$/usr/local/bin/svn --version


  • You may try to install version 1.7.5 at your risk. Replace ‘subversion-1.7.5.tar.bz2’ with the latest version you find in the above link on the ‘curl’ command.
  • You can also install the latest version of subversion using MacPorts


Free Software from Autodesk. Awesome!

Autodesk has been giving away free software for students and educators but now they are also expanding to veteran or unemployed individuals who have worked in architecture, engineering, design or manufacturing industries.

If you qualify you can get this amazing list of software to build your expertise and/or freelance some projects:

Go to this link to get registered:

Autodesk, is the developer of Autocad, 3DS Max, Maya and many other great software tools. I must add that they are moving towards the Mac platform. You can now have Autocad 2012 and Maya 2012 for Mac OS. Amazing!

AUTOCAD 2012 (Mac OS, Windows)
Autodesk Maya 2012
Autodesk Maya 2012 (Mac OS, Windows)


How to get the folder path in Finder (Mac OS)

So… Windows Explorer allows you to see directly the folder path at the top of the Explorer window, just like this

Copy folder path in Windows
Copy folder path in Windows

but what about Finder in Mac OS? It seems the Mac developers did not think much about this. I’ve seen a lot people use scripts and plugins to get this job done. But after all I think the simplest way to get this info is using one of the following options:

  1. Right Click on the folder of interest and select the ‘Get Info’. A window will pop up with all the information about that folder, including the ‘Where’!
  2. Open a Finder window and activate ‘View->Show Pah Bar’
Finder FolderPath
Finder FolderPath

Now, let’s get back to work 🙂