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    Bill Ewing is offline Member
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    Default How to set up subversion (subversive) plug in?

    Hi all,
    Totally newbie question here, just coming back to Java/Eclipse after a few years of .net.

    I don't remember how to install plug-ins. I think it's so easy few bother to explain how.

    I need to get Eclipse working smoothly with my existing Subversion repository. I already have Tortoise working (for those unfamiliar with that, it's Subversion repository client that embeds itself in your Windows explorer).

    And for anyone who would care to comment, is it just me, or is Subversion unrobust and too tempermental about file changes? For example, when you don't have thorough IDE integration and try to use Tortoise to check in files you've renamed in the IDE, Tortoise can be a real pain. It tells you to one thing to fix, then complains when you try that. So you do the next thing it suggests and it complains about that. If you use Subversion a lot and have no idea what I'm talking about, I want to live in your world.

    TIA for any help,
    Bill

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    I use Subclipse rather than Subversive, but I agree with you that it's often a pain. I wish it were a whole lot smarter about automatically knowing what to ignore in a typical project. I wouldn't even try to mix Subclipse with Tortoise, even though they're both put out by tigris/CollabNet.

    The easiest way to install Subclipse is to use the Eclipse Help | Install New Software menu and add the subclipse URL:

    subclipse: Subclipse Update Site

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    Thank you, Gary, for the VERY helpful reply!

    I found it quite easy to install Subclipse. For anyone in my shoes, in Eclipse go to Help, Install New Software. Click on Add... and then put in the software provider Gary indicated:
    subclipse: Subclipse Update Site

    After the installation, I could find very little signs of life of Subclipse. I'm used to seeing icons in a project window showing what files have been modified, but saw nothing like that in the Package Explorer or Navigator.

    I also expected to be able to right click on a file and do a revert and other SVN activities.

    I went to Window, Show View and opened every window listed for SVN. The SVN Repositories window shows my repository and everything in it, so I think I'm OK there.

    Please advise: what am I not getting here?

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    Right-click a project and choose Team and you should find what you're looking for.

    -Gary-

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    Hi Gary,
    I really appreciate your help.

    For anyone having the same problem I had, in Navigator or Package Explorer, right click on your project and select Team, Share Project...

    This allows you to select SVN. From there you should see marks on file icons indicating SVN status of files.

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