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From James Strachan <>
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 08:54:03 GMT
Agreed! Until non-windows users can use whatever SCM control mechanism 
in their IDEs I'd rather not move to SVN. Is there any other plugin?

I just couldn't face going back to the command line after using all the 
groovy CVS features in Eclipse.

On Thursday, August 14, 2003, at 09:45  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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