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From Martin Cooper <>
Subject Re: Migrate to SVN?
Date Mon, 29 Nov 2004 20:59:55 GMT
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 09:31:25 +1300, Sharples, Colin
<> wrote:
> > I doubt Eclipse will ever have built-in svn support because there are
> > several third party plugins available.  Since adding a plugin
> > update site
> > is so trivial in Eclipse I wouldn't think this would be a big deal.
> >
> > The plugin I use with Struts svn is  It
> > works largely the same as Eclipse's cvs plugin.
> I'm sure Eclipse *will* have built-in svn support at some point. If the Subclipse plug-in
provides more or less the same functionality  as the standard cvs plug-ins, and conforms to
the VCM architecture, then there is every chance that it could be hosted by Eclipse and provided
as an alternative to the cvs stuff. The key will be the adoption rate of svn in the wider
community - the more projects like Apache/Jakarta that use it, the greater will be the demand
for Eclipse to support it...

It's a stated goal of the infrastructure team to get _all_ Apache
projects moved over from CVS to SVN, for a variety of important
reasons. A bunch of projects have already made the move, as you can
see here:

If you believe that tool support will follow adoption, then we'd be
doing ourselves a favour by migrating sooner rather than later. Then
the ASF can say "we use only Subversion for all our source control
needs", which is a pretty powerful statement that SVN is here to stay
in a big way.

Martin Cooper

> One of those chicken and egg things... ;-)
> Colin Sharples
> IBM Advisory IT Specialist
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