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'''Also see the New & Noteworthy for:''' [[Subversive New and Noteworthy for Galileo|Galileo]], [[Subversive New and Noteworthy for Helios|Helios]], [[Subversive New and Noteworthy for Indigo|Indigo]]
  
 
== Introduction  ==
 
== Introduction  ==
  
Subversive for Indigo does not have many new features, instead we concentrated on plug-in stability and fixed a lot of different issues piled up in the project development time. Still there are some interesting moments that could benefit your work with SVN.  
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Beside concentrating on plug-in stability, in Subversive for Juno we've introduced a set of important features. There are features that should benefit those who uses SVN in their everyday work and those who uses Subversive plug-in in their products.
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== SVN 1.7 support  ==
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Bugs [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=361257 361257], [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=365627 365627], [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=374582 374582] and [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=372781 372781]. Beside major API changes SVN 1.7 introduces a new working copy format which has no backward compatibility with the previous ones. So, our main goal was to minimize impact of new SVN API support on dependent tools and provide stable and easy ways to convert existing working copies into the SVN 1.7 format.  
  
 
== Latest SVN client libraries included  ==
 
== Latest SVN client libraries included  ==
  
Bugs [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=326829 326829] and [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=334452 334452]. There were many issues fixed recently in the SVN support libraries and so, it's reasonable to update Subversive SVN Connectors with the most recent ones. Although latest SVN client libraries does not only contain a lots of bug fixes, but also in case of SVN Kit client library there is a way to improve Subversive functionality too: recent SVN Kit version allows creation of an FSFS repositories.
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Bugs [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=374581 374581], [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=375168 375168] and [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=380075 380075]. There were many issues fixed recently in the SVN support libraries and so, it's reasonable to update Subversive SVN Connectors with the most recent ones.  
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== SVN client activity tracking API  ==
  
== Repository creation with SVN Kit  ==
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Bugs [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=356023 356023] and [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=356024 356024]. There were many requests about the ways to intercept a different SVN activities, like committing, updating, registering repository locations etc. After carefuly checking all the requests we've introduced SVN client calls interception API and repository location listener API. When used together they allows to track not just every SVN client function call but even modify its parameters when it's needed. We're really thankful to those who spent their time discussing those API changes together with us: Jc Temp, Eike Stepper, Adrian.
  
Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=333202 333202]. SVN Kit 1.3.5 allows creation of FSFS repositories and so, now this feature could be used not with the native connectors only, but with the pure Java connector too. When you use recent SVN Kit version you have access to the repository creation feature with the FSFS option available:<br>
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== UI commit extensions improvements  ==
  
[[Image:Svnrepositorycreation.png]]  
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=356025 356025]. IModifiableCommentDialogPanel interface was introduced. It allows to override an initial commit comment prior to opening the commit dialog (special thanks to Jc Temp).
  
== Ignoring incoming changes in the Synchronize View ==
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== Smartcard login on Windows (MSCAPI Support) ==
  
Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=297821 297821]. There are times when you just want to reject incoming changes for whatever the reason is. For example when there was quick fix commited for some issue and you have a better solution which does not need any changes in the code which was modified by quick fix. So, what should you do in that case? Is there any other way except making a fake conflict? Well, now there is! Just use 'Mark as merged' action over the unneeded incoming change and you will get your wish granted:
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=351510 351510]. This feature allows to login with smartcards for the SVNKit connector version 1.3.3 and later and was contributed by Markus Oberlassnig (ilogs information logistics GmbH).
  
[[Image:Svnrejectchanges.png]]
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== New decoration mode for branches and tags  ==
  
== Use Mylyn-based facilities to report issues and feature requests  ==
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=359650 359650]. There are cases when you use a multi-project layout and your branches and/or tags structure are really complex. In this case it would be better to use new [fullpath] decoration mode, which will display the path starting from branches or tags root and up to the project, excluding project name itself.
  
Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=229495 229495]. There were times when we used our own proprietary bug and feature request reporting facilities and that required placing our menu item in a non-desired place - Help menu. And now we have this feature we integrated with, provided by the Mylyn project:
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== Usability improvements  ==
  
[[Image:Svnreporting.png]]  
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=356042 356042]. When creating a patch and selecting save "In workspace", the default location of the selection dialog now is the project itself.
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=353875 353875]. Now "Replace with Revision..." action allows replace to finish successfully even if there are locked files in case if there are no changes to them (special thanks to Neels Hofmeyr).
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Bugs [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=364407 364407] and [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=370072 370072]. Now Subversive allows to solve both: property and content conflicts with the same "Edit Conflicts" action and all the actions realted to conflicts handling now are availble in the Team menu too.
  
 
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Revision as of 00:43, 30 May 2012

Also see the New & Noteworthy for: Galileo, Helios, Indigo

Introduction

Beside concentrating on plug-in stability, in Subversive for Juno we've introduced a set of important features. There are features that should benefit those who uses SVN in their everyday work and those who uses Subversive plug-in in their products.

SVN 1.7 support

Bugs 361257, 365627, 374582 and 372781. Beside major API changes SVN 1.7 introduces a new working copy format which has no backward compatibility with the previous ones. So, our main goal was to minimize impact of new SVN API support on dependent tools and provide stable and easy ways to convert existing working copies into the SVN 1.7 format.

Latest SVN client libraries included

Bugs 374581, 375168 and 380075. There were many issues fixed recently in the SVN support libraries and so, it's reasonable to update Subversive SVN Connectors with the most recent ones.

SVN client activity tracking API

Bugs 356023 and 356024. There were many requests about the ways to intercept a different SVN activities, like committing, updating, registering repository locations etc. After carefuly checking all the requests we've introduced SVN client calls interception API and repository location listener API. When used together they allows to track not just every SVN client function call but even modify its parameters when it's needed. We're really thankful to those who spent their time discussing those API changes together with us: Jc Temp, Eike Stepper, Adrian.

UI commit extensions improvements

Bug 356025. IModifiableCommentDialogPanel interface was introduced. It allows to override an initial commit comment prior to opening the commit dialog (special thanks to Jc Temp).

Smartcard login on Windows (MSCAPI Support)

Bug 351510. This feature allows to login with smartcards for the SVNKit connector version 1.3.3 and later and was contributed by Markus Oberlassnig (ilogs information logistics GmbH).

New decoration mode for branches and tags

Bug 359650. There are cases when you use a multi-project layout and your branches and/or tags structure are really complex. In this case it would be better to use new [fullpath] decoration mode, which will display the path starting from branches or tags root and up to the project, excluding project name itself.

Usability improvements

Bug 356042. When creating a patch and selecting save "In workspace", the default location of the selection dialog now is the project itself. Bug 353875. Now "Replace with Revision..." action allows replace to finish successfully even if there are locked files in case if there are no changes to them (special thanks to Neels Hofmeyr). Bugs 364407 and 370072. Now Subversive allows to solve both: property and content conflicts with the same "Edit Conflicts" action and all the actions realted to conflicts handling now are availble in the Team menu too.