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Re: [Subclipse-users] Canceling an update, hanging Eclipse

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 15:45:28 -0400

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 3:31 PM, RedBugz Software <redbugz_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> This happens to me several times a month, sometimes several times a week.
> I am trying to update my projects (about a dozen) from svn (using
> synchronize) over a vpn, and my connection gets flaky. All of my svn
> update tasks hang. I am now totally stuck. I cannot quit Eclipse, as
> the update tasks are blocking. Canceling them does not work. They get
> marked as canceled, but they never actually end. My only option is to
> force-quit Eclipse, which tends to reset my workspace so I lose all my
> perspectives, etc. Very annoying.
> I've searched around the issue list and the mailing list and only
> found one similar reference last year that wasn't resolved.
> The discussion seemed to be that the underlying task (javahl or
> javasvn) can't be canceled, but even if that is the case, there should
> be way to cancel the Eclipse UI task so it doesn't sit in the progress
> queue forever and block Eclipse from quitting and restarting. And
> often, the update actually did complete (doing an svn st -u from the
> terminal shows it as updated).

Subversion 1.5 lists cancellation improvements as one of its changes.
Other than that, patches are always welcomed. Some getting started
docs are here:


Mark Phippard
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