Subversion + Eclipse is wonderful

Ok, I initially had one small problem where I couldn’t commit a couple files. Other files worked just file. So I simply deleted and recreated the 2 files. All is working great now.

I also had created a small problem by adding Subclipse. I’m using Zend Studio for Eclipse 6.1, and it comes bundles with Subversive. So adding Subclipse caused ‘SVN’ to appear twice everywhere. I uninstalled Subclipse and the confusion is gone.

Having worked extensively with both ClearCase and Accurev at work, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Subversion, or how well it would integrate into the Eclipse environment. I must say that I am very impressed. This setup is working way better than what I’m used to at work, which is just standalone AccuRev. The Subversion integration with Eclipse (via the bundled Subversive) is very efficient. The ‘compare’ functions are very helpful, allowing quick selection of previous versions to help me remember what I’ve changed and when on a file-by-file basis.

I know that things can get difficult when managing merging of multiple programmers changes. Since I’m the only one updating this code, I haven’t had to try out Subversions functions for doing this.