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How to install Eclipse Subversion part 2: Working with files


Here you can find some information about how to work with files when using an SVN

Now the installation is completed and so you need to import files from a remote SVN host. Go to File>> Import. There select SVN >>Checkout projects from SVN.

Select SVN

And select create a new repository location. There you can add the svn url. ( In assembla you can find this URL in Source/SVN page). After that it will show the file structure in the remote host. Select the folder to be checked out from the SVN.

Select the Folder to be cheked out

After pressing next you’ll get a window for a New Project which you are already familiar. So you can create a new project in workspace or at an existing location. If you are developing a component for a web application like Joomla you can select exact folder for that component in a local Joomla installation. OK now you are ready to go. Files will be downloaded from the server and you can continue on editing those files. Once edited you can submit the file to the server by right clicking on a file in the Explorer in the left (For me it’s the PHP explorer).


Here when you go to Team you’ll see several items. If you use Commit your file will be uploaded overwriting the file in the server(be careful :) ). Merge will merge your file with the one in the server. (Assembla will mail all team members about the changes in the files). So find out what those commands mean and use them according to the need. So now you are ready to work with your team :) .


How to install Eclipse Subversion


When we are developing a software with the collaboration of several members we need a way of sharing the code files, software versioning and revision control. We can use a Subversion system for this. SVN is one. See more information about svn here.

We can get a free host to host our files. Assembla is one which gives free services as well as paid ones.

So now we need a client software  to work with an SVN. One popular software is TortoiseSVN. It’s a great software that can be used very easily.

If you are using Eclipse as your development IDE it is easy to work with an SVN. We need to install Subversion to the eclipse IDE.

Let’s get it installed.

( The screenshots below are taken using the “Eclipse for PHP Developers” Version: Helios Service Release 1)

First go to Help>>Install New Software

Go to Help>>Install New Software

In the window you see next Click “Add” for in the right top corner.

You’ll get a window to Add a Repository. There add as the Location and press OK.

Add a Repository

After a while you will be provided with a list. Check them as shown below and press next.


It will now take some time and show you a list of items to be installed. Press next and it will download the necessary files and install.


You’ll need to restart Eclipse after installation.

How to import Files ?

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