What is Subversion?

Subversion is a free and open source version control system. It manages files and directories, and the changes made to them overtime. This allows you to recover older versions of your data or examine the history of how your data changed. In this regard, many people think of a version control system as a sort of “time machine.” Subversion can operate across networks, which allows it to be used by people on different computers. At some level, the ability for various people to modify and manage the same set of data from their respective locations fosters collaboration. Progress can occur more quickly without a single conduit through which all modifications must occur. And because the work is versioned, you need not fear that quality is the trade-off for losing that conduit—if some incorrect change is made to the data, just undo that change.

Subversive Plug-in for Eclipse

Eclipse provides an easy way to use subversion that is Subversive plug-in. Subversive plug-in aims to provide Subversion (SVN) integration for Eclipse. The Subversive plug-in gives you the ability to work with this CVS successor version control system from the Eclipse workbench. You can work with Subversion repositories in almost exactly the same way you can now work with CVS repositories using the CVS plug-in bundled in the standard Eclipse distribution.

Installing Subversive

1. Download Subversive Plugin from http://www.eclipse.org/subversive/downloads.php

2. Go to Help-> install new Software in Eclipse main menu.

Install Software

3. Click on Add

Add Repository

4. Type Subversive in name and click Local and select subversive plug-in


5. Select Subversive Team Provider and Uncategorized as shown in figure below.

Install Selected Software

6. Click Next

Install Detail

7. After the installation is complete, Click Restart Now.

Restart Now

8. After the Eclipse restart, click on Window->Open Perspective -> SVN Repository Exploring

Open Perspective

9. Select Latest SVN Kit and latest native JavaHL and click finish.

Install Connectors

10. Add new SVN Repository and give URL of your Google SVN repository that you setup.

New Repository LocationThat’s it. Now play with your new repository.

If you need more help regarding repository location wizard, please visit HERE.

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