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Re: [Subclipse-dev] Dropping the CommandLine adapter from Subclipse

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-12-02 19:37:24 CET

On Fri, 02 Dec 2005, Mark Phippard wrote:

> I am thinking that we should remove the CommandLine adapter as an option
> in Subclipse. There are just several key features that are not
> implemented reliably and I think users would be much better off using
> JavaSVN, even if that means they have to setup a local svnserve instance
> to access local repositories.

Given that both JavaHL and JavaSVN exist for Subclipse and provide
superior performance and usability, supressesing it from casual usage
doesn't seem like an unreasonable idea. Rather than completing
ripping it out, how about not allowing it as a choice unless a
configuration toggle has been set (e.g. some System property)?

> I am not talking about dropping it from svnClientAdapter. The CommandLine
> is still an excellent choice for svnAnt users as it implements the
> features an Ant user would need fairly well.

Exactly -- it'll always be seriously useful to SvnAnt.

> I just do not think it makes sense to offer an option in Subclipse that we
> know does not work completely especially when there are good alternatives.

Not by default, no -- +1.

> It is not that difficult to obtain JavaHL anymore and the only barrier to
> using JavaSVN is file:// access for which there is a workaround.

Daniel Rall
Received on Sat Dec 3 05:37:24 2005

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