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Re: Subclipse on Eclipse 2.x / WSAD 5.x

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-08-22 20:50:36 CEST

Gino Filicetti <gino@filicetti.net> wrote on 08/22/2005 02:35:54 PM:

> > Ultimately it comes down to developer support. There would have to be

> > someone willing to do the work. IMO, you would never see support for
> > Synch in 2.x, but there are certainly other improvements that could
> > been made.
> What are some of these improvements you can think of, off the top of
> your head? I'd like to get a feeling of the kinds of things that are
> missing from the 2.x version of Subclipse, as I'm new to the plugin as
> a whole.

I miss the Eclipse 3.x commit and revert dialogs. The feature I miss the
most is that you cannot just do Revert on the project or a folder.

> I was thinking along the same lines of using TortoiseSVN for any
> missing features. Could you elaborate a little more on the types of
> operations you have to resort to Tortoise to achieve? Just in my
> initial investigation, I've come up with this scenario so far:

None of the features related to branching (switch, merge, copy) exist in
2.x. Also there is no way to resolve a conflict from within Eclipse 2.x.

> In lieu of a Synchronize feature in Sublipse for E2.x, at least being
> able to bring up a status page which shows all outgoing as well as
> potential incoming changes would be useful. This is analogous to using
> "svn status --show-updates". Unfortunately, it looks like Subclipse
> only has the command "Show pending operations" which is analogous to
> "svn update".

Show Pending Operations is svn status with the -u switch. It is your
local status.

> I found I was able to achieve the desired effect by
> using "Check for Modifications" in TortoiseSVN, however, when when
> the dialog is initially brought up, it only shows local modications
> until you click the "Check Repository" button to get all remote changes.

The latest version of TortoiseSVN will remember that setting. Personally,
commit emails are enough for me to know what is incoming. I prefer to
just use update and let Subversion auto-merge the code and create
conflicts if there are any.

So why are you stuck with WSAD? Licensing issues? I thought they had a
reasonable upgrade path to RAD. Have you considered moving to more of an
Eclipse-centric approach? The Eclipse WTP 0.7 milestone is fairly usable
and is based on the WSAD code. There is also stuff like My Eclipse and
others that have reasonable license terms.


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