Any serious development effort requires some type of version control software such as Subversion (SVN). Eclipse has excellent SVN support through the Subclipse plugin. In this document we will see how a new Eclipse project can be checked into an SVN repository, and give some tips for organizing your repository.
If you are to learn one thing from this guide it is that you should think carefully about commiting IDE-specific files.
First we install the Subclipse plugin into Eclipse to enable SVN support. This plugin includes the Subversion client, and integrates SVN into the Eclipse interface.
1) Open the Eclipse Marketplace through Help -Eclipse Marketplace.
2) Search for Subclipse, and click Install.
3) Select all available Subclipse modules for installation, and accept the license agreement. Choose to restart Eclipse when prompted.
Connecting to Your Repository
With Subclipse installed we can now connect to an SVN repository, check out code, commit changes, and more of that good stuff. Subclipse provides several new views that will help us with these SVN tasks.
1) Go to Windows -> Views -> Other to open a list of all available views. …