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Re: [Subclipse-dev] Question about the svnClientAdaptor

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-06 15:05:55 CEST

On 8/6/07, Thomas Hallgren <thomas@tada.se> wrote:

> I have a question about the ISVNClientAdapter and its three
> implementations. I'm well acquainted with the JhlClientAdapter and the
> SvnKitClientAdapter. The one I'm curious about is the
> CmdLineClientAdapter. What can it do? Is the reason that it's not a
> choice in the Subclipse preference panel that it's not as capable as the
> other two?

It is not as capable. It works fine for big things like checkout.
update, commit. It just is not good for examining the state of the
working copy where you need a lot of status and info calls.

> One reason for asking this is that the CmdLineClientAdapter does not
> appear to require linkage with GPL tainted code and the GPL itself makes
> a difference if you link or if go through command line calls.

Subversion is not tainted by GPL code. SVNKit has a license that is a
little like the GPL, but Subversion does not have that problem.

Mark Phippard
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