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Re: architecture questions

From: Daniel Bradby <dbradby_at_bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2003-12-09 23:09:12 CET

Firstly thanks Ben for taking such an interest and asking the tough
questions. When I see answers like "because someone asked for it" then I
get suspicious that we ( me included) might have done the wrong thing ..
or at least not thought about it.

>>So who uses the cmdline client? How does it get activated? I can't
>>find any docs anywhere.
>not sure who uses it really :) you can turn it on via window->pref->svn
One of the big critisims of the early releases of Subclipse were that it
was tied to a particular release of Subversion because of the native
bindings. This is just a mechanism to make that relationship a little
more loose. Although having said that I'm sure I've mixed version before
and not had a problem (yet).

The SVNClientAdapter stuff allows the user to change our underlying
mechanism to Subversion without the client code really knowing or
caring. There is of course talk I see in the Subversion lists every so
often about a pure Java client ... if that ever does happen then it will
be a smooth transition for us.

Note this adapter is also used by the SVN Ant tasks.
Received on Wed Dec 10 09:09:12 2003

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