Shay Shmeltzer's Oracle Development Tools Tips

  • July 27, 2006

Getting started with Subversion

Shay Shmeltzer
Director of Product Management - Oracle

Subversion is becoming a very popular choice for managing revisions of your files. It is very similar to CVS but it offers several improvements on top of it. Our development team just released the production version of the Subversion extension to JDeveloper which you can now get through the check for update features.

The extension offers all the basic features to help you manage your code in the repositry. One very nice feature is the visual resolution of conflicts. So if someone changed the file you are trying to commit and your changes ends up as conflicting - JDeveloper will give you a three way merge window that helps resolve these conflicts.

I've been playing around with the Subversion extension the last couple of days as part of the QA effort and I think that the next time I'll need a repository to keep track of a project - it will be Subversion instead of CVS.

To get you started using Subversion in a JDeveloper environment check out the new Subversion developer guide on OTN.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Andries Hanekom Friday, July 28, 2006
    Hi Shay,
    Totally off topic; in your photo, is that your cat on top of the computer?
    Nice blog.
  • Shay Shmeltzer Friday, July 28, 2006
    Hi Andries,
    Yep that is my cat, she can no longer sit on top of the monitor though - I switched to an iMac and the monitor is too slim :-)
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