Subversion + Eclipse3.5 = Easy!

About Mark Phippard

Engineering manager for several teams at CollabNet, including CloudForge, Subversion, Subversion Edge, Git and our Desktops and Integrations. Project owner for the Subclipse project, which provides Subversion support in Eclipse. Also a full committer for the Subversion project. Product owner for GitEye, Subversion Edge and the CollabNet Desktops and Integrations.

  13 comments for “Subversion + Eclipse3.5 = Easy!

  1. Ignacio G.T.
    July 2, 2009 at 12:02 am

    ┬┐What if I am tied to Eclipse 3.2?

  2. July 2, 2009 at 6:46 am

    This post is for Eclipse 3.5 users. If you are on 3.2 just follow the instructions for installing on 3.2.

  3. Ignacio G.T.
    July 21, 2009 at 5:10 am

    OK, I’ve been a good guy and I have updated to Eclipse 3.5 and svn 1.6.3. Everything is working OK. It is really easy to install Subclipse this way.
    But what should I do if i wanted to uninstall it? Is it as easy?

  4. July 21, 2009 at 6:34 am

    It is not quite as easy. Bring up the Help > About dialog. There is a button for Installation Details. This shows you everything you have installed. You can select specific features and choose to Uninstall them. You can also see your installation history and rollback to a specific previous configuration.

  5. Misja
    September 23, 2009 at 5:23 am

    I don’t think uninstalling is that easy. I installed subversion and liked it, but I don’t like the ‘optional’ subversion Mylin integration, so I want to uninstall that.
    But if I select it in the installed software tab of the installation details dialog, the ‘uninstall’ button is greyed out ..
    Do you know if there is a way out of here?

  6. Mark Phippard
    September 23, 2009 at 6:30 am

    The install/uninstall mechanisms are provided by Eclipse, not the individual plugins. That said, I found it quite easy to uninstall that plugin in Eclipse 3.5.
    1) Choose Help > About
    2) Then click on Installation Details
    NOTE: I just do not know a quicker way to get to that dialog.
    The dialog shows a lot of information about what you have installed.
    3) Choose this item from the list of Installed Software:
    Subclipse Integration for Mylyn 3.x (Optional) 3.0.0
    4) Click the Uninstall button at bottom of screen.

  7. Misja
    September 23, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Hey thanks, the problem is that at step 3, when I select the ‘Subclipse Integration for Mylyn 3.x (Optional) 3.0.0′ from the list, the Uninstall bottom is greyed out ..
    I am able to uninstall every other part of subclipse except for the Subversion Revision G

  8. Jim
    September 23, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I tried this with Galileo on Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit but the plugin does not appear anywhere except for the installed plugins list. Any hints?

  9. Thomas B.
    November 1, 2009 at 12:39 am

    I just installed eclipse out of the Ubuntu repos, and I’m not sure how to activate a new Mylyn task. Is there a way to do this without building eclipse? Without adding a line to my sources list?

  10. Mark Phippard
    November 1, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Seems like a weird question. If you have Mylyn installed, then why would you need to build something in order to use a Mylyn feature? It sounds like you need some help knowing what to do next and use Mylyn? This might help:
    This is old now, but should still be useful too:

  11. Thomas B.
    November 1, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Well, I don’t know if I have mylyn installed. I sudo apt-get install eclipse, then I open it up, and it’s not obvious how to make a new task. I click on New and I get two options: New Project and New “Other…” Other opens a submenu that does not include task.
    I sudo apt-get install mylyn, and it says that the package is not found.

  12. November 1, 2009 at 11:35 am

    The two links in the previous reply should answer those questions. Basically, you should look for the two Mylyn views – Task Repositories and Task Lists. If you do not have them, then you do not have Mylyn installed. You should be able to get them via Help Install Software.

  13. Thomas B.
    November 2, 2009 at 1:54 am

    The first link does not seem to help with installation. The second link suggests “Help > Software Updates > Find and install > Search for new features to install” but I do not have this option under my Help menu. I tried some other similar options, but I was not able to follow along.
    Thank you for your time all the same.

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