Installing SVN support to Eclipse 3.5 Galileo
June 30, 2010 Leave a comment
One of the things I miss in Eclipse is the integrated full SVN support. This is currently work in progress, and in Eclipse 3.5 Galileo, the SVN plug-in reached the status of incubation (Subversive – SVN Team Provider); the main classes are already integrated into Eclipse as optional features; the Connectors are currently developed by Polarion, and require separate installation.
Adding SVN support to Eclipse requires several steps:
- install the Subversive SVN Team Provider (Incubation) plug-in, from the Galileo – Collaboration group
- add a new installation source from Polarion update site (http://community.polarion.com/projects/subversive/download/eclipse/2.0/update-site/)
- install all available connectors
- optionally install additional plug-ins from the SVN Team provider plugins (incubation) site (http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/update-site/)
- check if the proper connector is selected (Eclipse -> Properties -> Team -> SVN -> SVN Connector, SVN Kit 1.2.3 on my Mac)
These steps are straightforward and apply to all platforms.
The only step that might be confusing is the installation of the connectors; you’ll be presented with two different implementations, the JavaHL and the SVNKit, in 3 versions each. Don’t be tempted to manually select one of them, just install all implementations and all versions and usually the plug-in will automatically select the best option for you.
If you really know what you are doing, you might try the Connector Discovery feature, and directly select the version you know to function on your platform (again, SVN Kit 1.2.3 on my Mac).