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Re: [Subclipse-users] About subclipse and subversion 1.5 support

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 19:29:50 -0400

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 1:37 AM, Renier Morales Rodríguez
<renier_at_morales-rodriguez.net> wrote:
> Hello. Have a few questions about subclipse.
>
> - Does the subclipse plugin require subversion to be installed in the system
> to work?

It depends.

> The FAQ talks about JavaHL and JavaSVN, but its not clear to me
> which is used by subclipse when installed through the eclipse update
> manager. Also, does it use one over the other on Windows? and on Linux? or
> does OS matter at all?

You can use either JavaHL or SVNKit on any OS. Windows is the only OS
the we can technically provide JavaHL for. On Linux or OSX you have
to install the JavaHL library (which is part of Subversion). SVNKit
is pure Java and can be installed anywhere.

Because JavaHL is part of Subversion it is slightly preferred. It is
definitely the most tested by Subclipse developers.

> - Saw on the mailing list archives that subclipse would start creating
> patches with relative paths when Subversion 1.5 came out. Does this mean
> that subclipse plugin depends on Subversion being installed on the system
> (using JavaHL, I suppose)? Also, would Subversion 1.5 be needed on the
> server side for this new path treatment to work?

You need Subclipse 1.4.0 which was released today. I am not sure if
SVNKit supports the new API for this yet or not. But by the time it
is GA I am sure it will. It probably already does. If it is
possible, I'd recommend using JavaHL since 1.5 is so new and it will
take SVNKit a while to get caught up.

The server version does not matter. Our Subclipse server, tigris.org,
runs SVN 1.3.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
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