Methodics SoC dev tools now support latest release of Subversion version control system -

Methodics SoC dev tools now support latest release of Subversion version control system

Methodics, Inc.'s suite of SoC development tools now supports the latest release of the Subversion version control system. The integration provides development teams with an efficient way to manage the hardware and software aspects of large, complex ICs. 

The Subversion 1.7 release, developed by the Subversion open-source community, includes a number of performance improvements, enhancements to both the client and server features, and changes that improve a distributed use model. 

The Methodics suite of design data and IP management tools work synergistically with the Subversion platform to manage how a wide range of design data is used, tracked, debugged and archived. The integration of release 1.7 further allows IC designers to fully exploit the features and capabilities of Subversion to see faster and more efficient results for collaborative design methodologies. 

New features an performance improvements: 

  • HTTPv2 – a new HTTP protocol variant designed to enhance performance between Subversion clients and the server 
  • A new in-memory caching system for FSFS repository backends 
  • A range of features that improve its ability to show “diffs,” including a new option that is similar to git 
  • Network compression – a protocol for avoiding CPU bottlenecks on the compression side 
  • Working copy meta-data cached in a client-side SQLlite database 

The modular Methodics architecture allows the addition of tools for managing the design data in a variety of ways, creating a sophisticated collaborative work environment that meets the growing need for communication between multiple sites and design teams, and enables visual comparison and implementation of design changes. Using such industry-standard tools as Subversion 1.7 as the configuration management (CM) database ensures that design data is never locked into a proprietary system, and also makes the entire CM companion tools ecosystem available to facilitate user-specific IP and release methodologies. 

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