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'''Also see the New & Noteworthy for:''' [[Subversive_New_and_Noteworthy_for_Galileo| Galileo]]
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'''Also see the New & Noteworthy for:''' [[Subversive New and Noteworthy for Juno|Juno]], [[Subversive New and Noteworthy for Indigo|Indigo]], [[Subversive New and Noteworthy for Helios|Helios]], [[Subversive New and Noteworthy for Galileo|Galileo]]
  
Subversive New and Noteworthy items
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== Introduction  ==
  
== M4 and previous  ==
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This release's main goal was plug-in stability improvement and we've fixed more than 60 different issues. On the other hand we've implemented a set of features that should benefit those who uses SVN in their everyday work and those who uses Subversive plug-in in their products.
  
=== Connectors Discovery feature ===
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== Latest SVN client libraries included ==
  
Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=280889 280889]. Subversive's Connector Discovery feature makes the process of finding and installing SVN Connectors much faster and easier than it was in versions before 0.7.8.I20090808-1900, when the installation process went like this:
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Bugs [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=406738 406738] and [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=406737 406737]. 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.
  
*Install Subversive from 2 different update sites: one for SVN Team Provider and another for SVN Connectors
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== Win64 platform support  ==
*There were many combinations for installing Subversive and SVN Connectors, and some of these combinations were not compatible
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The Connector Discovery feature greatly simplifies the things. Now you can install only Subversive SVN Team Provider. The next time Eclipse starts, on the first call to any Subversive functionality the Connector Discovery feature will detect that there are no connectors installed and will launch a dialog which displays the SVN Connectors you need and enables download and installation:
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=376317 376317]. While installing JavaHL 64-binaries is easy enough task on unix-platform, that is not so for Win64 platform. Now there is a way to install them from the connectors update site or use those of the another distribution (SlikSVN, for example).
  
[[Image:Connectors discovery.png]]
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== Plug-in integration API improvements ==
  
=== List all locked files in a project ===
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Bugs [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=306806 306806],  [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=400575 400575] and [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=389933 389933]. There were important issues that needed our attention in order to simplify integrating our plug-in into other tools. That's why we've made improvements in the plug-in's integration API. Now there is a an extension point for declaring custom properties, post-commit hook's messages processing API, and the way to flexibly override SVN Core plug-in's configuration options provided by SVN UI or any other plug-in.
  
Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=279602 279602]. Add SVN Locks view which shows SVN locks and provides corresponding actions such as Lock, Unlock, Break Lock.
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== Usability improvements  ==
  
[[Image:Lock_view.png]]
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=390467 390467]. We've implemented a human-readable numeric ordering of branches' and tags' names which allows to sort them naturally (1.1 -> 1.2 -> ... -> 1.10 instead of 1.1 -> 1.10 -> 1.2 -> ...) in difference to previously used string-based comparision (special thanks to Claudio Weiler and Jörg Thönnes).
  
=== Use Equinox secure storage ===
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Bugs [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=296239 296239] and [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=370254 370254]. There are some changes to clear misunderstandings on how the resource selection button works in Add/Commit/Replace dialogs, also there is an improvement with the default start and stop revisions of the SVN Annotate function.
  
Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=295079 295079].  
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=354843 354843]. SVN 1.7 API allows to handle post-commit hook's meassages nicely, so now Subversive will display a message, returned by post-commit hook (special thanks to Martin Kutter).
As authorization database is superseded by the Equinox secure storage, store secure data in Secure Storage. It was deleted obsolete Password Management page in SVN preferences, instead of it you can manage the list of passwords that have been saved via Secure Storage preference page. On first running of Subversive with Secure Storage support, secure data is automatically migrated from Authorization database, so you don't need to reenter it manually.
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[[Image:Secure_storage.png]]
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=401612 401612]. Also now Subversive strictly follows guidelines on which resource type the property could be set: a file, a folder, both or a revision.
 
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=== Add dialog for creating external resource ===
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=288139 288139]. This dialog provides an ability to set external definition information to be added to a svn:externals property of the selected resource. It adds ability to make relative urls.
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[[Image:Set_external_dialog.png]]
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=== Correctly support externals in actions ===
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=290386 290386]. Handle resources in external definitions as normal resources, especially it concerns to complex cases of defining externals, e.g. in commit, revert actions, decoration, Synchronize view.
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=== Add ability to specify comments for revision links ===
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=292280 292280]. When you add revision link there's ability to specify comment for it; revision link can also be modified(revision and comment). It was changed a little revision links presentation. For instance, you can use revision links when switching between trunk and branches by saving revision.
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[[Image:Revision_link.png]]
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=== Extend SVN Info properties ===
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Bug [https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=293016 293016]. Separate text and properties status. Previously there was only State property, but it wasn't possible to know from it what exactly and how was modified content or property, e.g. they can be modified at the same time. Add other properties, e.g. Copied etc.
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[[Image:Properties.png]]
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Revision as of 04:46, 19 May 2013

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

Introduction

This release's main goal was plug-in stability improvement and we've fixed more than 60 different issues. On the other hand we've implemented a set of features that should benefit those who uses SVN in their everyday work and those who uses Subversive plug-in in their products.

Latest SVN client libraries included

Bugs 406738 and 406737. 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.

Win64 platform support

Bug 376317. While installing JavaHL 64-binaries is easy enough task on unix-platform, that is not so for Win64 platform. Now there is a way to install them from the connectors update site or use those of the another distribution (SlikSVN, for example).

Plug-in integration API improvements

Bugs 306806, 400575 and 389933. There were important issues that needed our attention in order to simplify integrating our plug-in into other tools. That's why we've made improvements in the plug-in's integration API. Now there is a an extension point for declaring custom properties, post-commit hook's messages processing API, and the way to flexibly override SVN Core plug-in's configuration options provided by SVN UI or any other plug-in.

Usability improvements

Bug 390467. We've implemented a human-readable numeric ordering of branches' and tags' names which allows to sort them naturally (1.1 -> 1.2 -> ... -> 1.10 instead of 1.1 -> 1.10 -> 1.2 -> ...) in difference to previously used string-based comparision (special thanks to Claudio Weiler and Jörg Thönnes).

Bugs 296239 and 370254. There are some changes to clear misunderstandings on how the resource selection button works in Add/Commit/Replace dialogs, also there is an improvement with the default start and stop revisions of the SVN Annotate function.

Bug 354843. SVN 1.7 API allows to handle post-commit hook's meassages nicely, so now Subversive will display a message, returned by post-commit hook (special thanks to Martin Kutter).

Bug 401612. Also now Subversive strictly follows guidelines on which resource type the property could be set: a file, a folder, both or a revision.