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It may be tricky to install correctly the SVN plugin and connectors in Eclipse. This is an installation proposal, other options may be chosen.
This was done on Linux Ubuntu 11.04 64 bits edition but it should be ok for other systems.
Note: use the last Eclipse version: e.g. Kepler (24.4.2014). Check that you select the correct SVN version, e.g. SVN 1.8 (24.4.2014).
An Eclipse SVN plugin is mandatory
Eclipse should always be used with a SVN plugin installed, even if the SVN commands are passed from another SVN client (Tortoise under Windows, SmartSVN or the terminal). Otherwise, the refactoring actions (rename, move files) would not be stored and would be forgotten when comitting (commit can be done from every SVN client), resulting in an incomfortable result (renamed or moved files considered missing and re downloaded from the server…).
1. Install Eclipse (download the last version for Java developers)
2. Install the SVN plugin
Note: alternate installation procedure for Subversive (2020), see https://www.eclipse.org/subversive/downloads.php
For new versions of Eclipse, the Subversive entries may not exist (example: for Eclipse 2018-12, when choosing Eclipse > Help > Install New Software > Work with: '2018-12 - http://download.eclipse.org/releases/2018-12', the 'Collaboration' entry contains no entry related to 'Subversive'). In that case:
- Click on 'Add…' button (beside 'Work with' text field).
- Fill in the 'Location' text field with the URL of the Subversive's latest stable build, for example: http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/4.0/update-site/. The URL of the Subversive's latest stable build is available on this link: https://www.eclipse.org/subversive/latest-releases.php.
- Fill in the 'Name' text field (for example: Subversive 4.0).
- Click on 'Add' button to validate.
- Select all entries (they are all related to 'Subversive').
- Continue the installation process like described above.
If the Subversive Connector Discovery is not proposed
If the Subversive SVN Connector Discovery dialog appears at each Eclipse launching
Install the SVN kit connector manually :
3. Create your project in Eclipse
Two choices: if you don't have yet a local copy and you'd like to checkout directly with Eclipse, see section 3.1. If you already have a local copy and you want to open it in Eclipse, see section 3.2.
3.1. Checkout your project
Optional: tell Eclipse this is a Java project (fc-24.4.2014).
In some cases, the upper process is not enough to make Eclipse understand that this is a Java project, to be built with Java (the project can not be built: Project > Build project is disabled).
In this case, you may try this way:
After this procedure, your project should be recognized by Eclipse as a Java project AND a SVN project.
3.2. Add an existing local copy in Eclipse
If you already have a local copy of Capsis, you may add it as a project in Eclipse:
Then, to tell Eclipse the project is under SVN:
4. Configure the project
See: http://capsis.cirad.fr/capsis/documentation/code_editor, section Eclipse > Build Capsis.