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Re: [Subclipse-dev] RFC: Implementing "check out into existing project"

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-08-08 03:03:06 CEST

"McHenry, Matt" <mmchenry@carnegielearning.com> wrote on 08/07/2006
06:58:33 PM:

> I've just started to investigate the feasibility of this feature
> request: http://subclipse.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=525. I'm a
> total newbie to eclipse plug-in development and subversion development,
> so maybe I'm biting off more than I can chew, but we'd really like to
> move off of CVS, and most folks here use eclipse (but we don't want to
> force anyone to do so).
>
> I found this old discussion on the email list, but I couldn't
> find anything further about it:
> http://svn.haxx.se/subdev/archive-2005-04/0039.shtml. Does anyone know
> if any more work has been done on this? If not, can someone give me
> some pointers on how to get started? I checked out the three projects
> listed at http://dev2dev.bea.com/pub/a/2005/11/subclipse.html?page=3
> (core, ui, and javahl-win32) and have been browsing around the code, but
> haven't gotten very far yet.

Ultimately it would be best to write up what you want to accomplish
without referencing the CVS plugin. Describe the scenarios you want to
support etc.. I can then probably tell you the problems you will need to
solve. Hopefully you are aware of Subversion's feature set and
limitations as those will also have to be accounted for.

In most cases, anything you can come up with should be solvable by using
svn:externals and a little willingness to be flexible. But if you want to
try to add the feature, go for it. Since I have no way to know that you
plan to stick around to support what you do, the more documentation that
accompanies it, the more likely it'll get accepted. But we can cross that
bridge when we come to it.

Mark

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