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From "Weston M. Price" <>
Subject Re: [SVN] Eclipse and SCV: Subclipse: Not on Mac OS X/Linux/QNX/AIX/HP-UX/Solaris. OK on Windows, though.
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2003 08:27:10 GMT
More than a good enough reason. 


On Thursday 14 August 2003 08:45 am, Alex Blewitt wrote:
> Possibly the only (and indeed, major reason) not to use SVN at the
> moment: Subclipse (the plugin to allow Eclipse to talk to SVN) is a
> windows-only based system. It uses JNI and lots of other horrible
> platform-specific stuff to communicate with SVN.
> It also smells of being very fragile; the code is compiled to talk to
> /a particular version of SVN and BDB/ on the back-end. So, change the
> back-end and everyone gets broken access until they upgrade.
> Call me old-fashioned for not using Windows, but one of the reasons
> that CVS works is that it works regardless of what platform you're
> talking to/from. And the plugins to tools like Eclipse are nearly
> ubiquitous.
> I'd say that a migration to SVN, whatever the potential benefits, needs
> to be carefully choreographed so that peoples favourite IDEs can talk
> to it and be able to avoid changes on the SVN server.
> Alex.

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