Announcing the Release of Serena PVCS Version Manager 8.5

Serena Elevator LobbyWe’re proud to announce the Serena PVCS Version Manager 8.5 release. The updates ensure customers can continue to use PVCS with confidence while platform currency provides continued co-existence within their broader development tool ecosystem.

Below are the major highlights from the Serena PVCS Version Manager 8.5 release:

  • New “Rename Workfiles with Archives” Desktop Client functionality provides the ability to rename versioned controlled workfiles with archives.
  • Enhanced “File Filter” feature helps users optimize their Desktop and I-Net client displays.
  • Redesigned I-Net dialogs provide a more modern, enhanced user experience.
  • The new Server Admin application for Linux enhances the experience for Version Manager administrators by providing server and service runtime status.
  • Visual Studio users can now rebind solutions which were added externally to the IDE with the new “Change Binding” functionality.
  • Apache Tomcat, Serena SSO and Java JRE internal components have been updated, providing the latest security updates.

Updated platform and integration support with Serena PVCS Version Manager 8.5:

  • Windows 8 and 8.1 Enterprise/Professional
  • Windows Server 2012
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.4
  • AIX 7.x
  • Solaris 11
  • Serena Business Manager 10.1.3
  • Visual Studio 2012
  • Eclipse 4.2
  • Support for Oracle JRE version 1.7 update 45 (and 1.6 update 45)

Obtaining the New Version & Documentation

Serena PVCS Version Manager 8.5, along with the accompanying Readme, Release Notes and Documentation, can be downloaded from My Downloads under Serena Support.

Ali Kheirolomoom is Senior Vice President of Products and leads all product development and product strategy at Serena Software.


Paul Perry on April 8th, 2014 at 8:01 am


I was under the impression that there were no more planned PVCS Version Manager releases. is 8.5 the last one or are the more planned?

Serena Software Blog on April 15th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Thanks for your comment. We continue to maintain the PVCS Version Manager product line with particular consideration for high priority customer demand items as well as platform currency. We are indeed planning more releases for 2014, as follows:

Release 8.5.1 – June 2014
• Defect fixes from the customer backlog
• Visual Studio 2013 support
• Performance improvements for the Eclipse integration which has been the focus of that patch

Release of VM 8.5.2 – Q4 2014
• Defect fixes from the customer backlog
• New Windows Explorer integration
• Delete Archive capability

As with all roadmap information, the delivery dates and feature scope mentioned above are subject to change, but we are happy to confirm continued investment into PVCS Version Manager!

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