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Boost SVN adoption with Eclipse support

From: Fernando.Colombo <Fernando_at_senior.com.br>
Date: 2004-01-12 16:13:12 CET

I think it's pretty obvious that SVN adoption would be dramatically boosted
if Eclipse has a nice support for it.

Although subeclipse does this, it's poor if compared to Eclipse support on
CVS. svn4eclipse wants to do this, but it's a student project, and tend to
be very slow.

Perhaps if Eclipse.org and Tigris.org join efforts, SVN integration would be
part of "The Eclipse Project" itself... (a dream to me)

The guys at Eclpise.org like SVN, but they need a good Java integration to
make it real. Currently, SVN integration with Java has the following
options:

1. JNI (javahl, SWIG-Java)
2. Command line (Alternate Computing jsvn bindings).

Both aren't practical for Eclipse.

Option 1 (JNI) needs platform specific Java libraries. "The Eclipse Project"
supports 7 platforms. As far as I know, only SWT subproject requires
platform specific Java libraries. The rest is 100% pure Java, including CVS
support.

Option 2 (command line) does not provide enough flexibility, like safe
process aborting and process state inquiring capabilities.

They need a 3rd option - a 100% pure Java option. This is essentially a Java
implementation of the SVN protocol (client-side only). Perhaps this is the
missing project in the SCM category of Tigris.org.

For more information: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=37154

Fernando

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