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Re: [Subclipse-users] Eclipse 3.4 gives "Unable to load default SVN Client"

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:42:20 -0400

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 6:43 AM, Mika Laitio <lamikr_at_pilppa.org> wrote:
>>> We all have this tendency to want the 'latest and greatest'(me too).  I
>>> kept getting the same error on an up-to-date Ubuntu 8.10 linux(Intrepid
>>> Ibex) but I kept trying to use the 1.6 version.  When I got the software
>>> and components from the http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.4.x site it
>>> started working.
>> I had the exact same issue on a newly installed 3.4.2 on a 32-bit Vista
>> machine.  0.7 and 1.6 would not recognize any adapters I loaded.  Once I
>> went back to http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.4.x , everything was
>> happy.  Thank you for posting this - I was going crazy trying to get it to
>> run at all...
> This is only partially true at least in my case.
> Because I updated my Mandriva to newer version, I got 1.6.0
> version of subversion and libsvnjavahl-1 library.
> Once I got my original (mandriva bug in the libsvnjavahl-1 library
> install) fixed, also the subclipse 1.6.0 started working ok.
> But if I used another eclipse 3.4 instance which had plugins from the
> subclipse-1.4.x branch, then the commands like "show history" in the java
> or c++ perspectives crashed.
> So it seems that libsvnjavahl libraries are not backward compatible.
> (and they start use numbering instead of claiming that the library version
> is always 0.0.0, like libsvnjavahl-1.so.0.0.0)

The library is backwards compatible, but only if you use a matched JAR
and library. Subclipse 1.4.x includes JavaHL 1.4 Java code. So this
refers to native methods that no longer exist etc. So you really need
use Subclipse 1.6.x.

I intended to have our code that loads the JavaHL library reject the
library if it is the wrong version. I just forgot to update it when
1.6 comes out. I committed the fix for the 1.6 version last week, and
will doing a fix for 1.4.x this week. The intent is for 1.4.x to
report JavaHL as "Not available" if the version of the library is

Mark Phippard
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