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Mar 5, 2016

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Installing SVN in Eclipse In SECONDS. No Messing Around with SVN Connectors or JavaHL Nonsense!

Amazon How do you install the Subversion source control system in Eclipse IDE as quickly as possible? When I started using Eclipse on my Windows 7 a long time ago, I tried to install SVN the hard way, and I had to deal with the nasty Subversive SVN connectors and Native JavaHL (JNI) Win32 binaries implementation nonsense. Eventually everything worked, but it was an unpleasant experience. Recently, I got a new laptop and had to move Eclipse to the new laptop. I realized there's a much better way to install SVN in Eclipse.

Do NOT install Subversion from "Helios -". You'll be sorry you did.

My Eclipse is Eclipse for PHP Developers
Version: Helios Service Release 2
Build id: 20110218-0911


The quickest and easiest and most painless way to install SVN in Eclipse is install Subclipse. Follow the following easy steps to add Subversion to your Eclipse IDE in seconds!

1. Go to, click "Download and Install". And you will see URLs under "Links for x.xx.x Release" section. Select one URL.

At the time of the writing, the latest URL is

2. Go to Eclipse -> Help -> Install New Software...

3. Copy the URL into the text field labeled "Work with:"

4. Press Enter.

5. You will see a check box labeled Subclipse and a check box labeled SVNKit. Check the Subclipse check box to install it. That's all you need.

When you are done, you should see Team in the context menu which lists all the SVN commands. You will also be able to import projects into Eclipse workspace via SVN.

You are done!

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