Eclipse Subversive SVN Team Provider 4.0.5 Release Review

End Date of the Review Period: 

Reviews run for a minimum of one week. The outcome of the review is decided on this date. This is the last day to make comments or ask questions about this review.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017



Subversive is an Eclipse Team Provider for Subversion (SVN). Subversive is Technology sub-project. Release 4.0 will be available as a part of Neon simultaneous release. The goal of this release is improving of the plug-in stability, error handling, its level of integration with the Eclipse Platform facilities and enhancing SVN integration API constants with Java enumerations.

API Certification: 

The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".

Architectural Issues: 


  • API conforms with Eclipse Quality standards
  • API description:

Architectural Issues

  • Subversive supports Team API introduced in Eclipse 3.0 and Eclipse 3.2
Security Issues: 

There are no known security issues.

Non-Code Aspects: 

User documentation

  • Documentation is a part of Subversive distribution and is automatically integrated into Eclipse help
  • Available on site:

Developer documentation

  • Architecture review, list of extension points and integration examples available on site:

IP Issues

  • IP process followed
  • IP Log:
  • Project is released under EPL
Usability Details: 

UI Usability

  • Follow User Interface Guidelines
  • Make Subversive close to CVS as much as possible
  • Use best practices for professional UI: care about controls layout, use input validators, use standard icons, etc.
  • Pursue continuous UI review inside the team
  • Implement usability features suggested by the community

Tool Usability

  • Subversive provides support for all operations available for SVN clients. It means that it can be used as a fully-functional Eclipse SVN client and as a replacement of the original SVN client.
  • Subversive provides a set of unique features that improve usability for developers:
    • Support of repository layouts recommended by Subversion
    • Revision browsing
    • Automatic search of Eclipse projects in the repository
    • Revision graph
End of Life: 

There are no API changes in this release


The Subversive project supports:

  • Eclipse Platform 4.4.x and higher
  • JDK/JRE 1.6.x and higher
  • Migration from SVN version 1.1.x-1.6.x to SVN 1.8.x and higher.
  • SVN version 1.8.x using SVN 1.8 compatible connectors.
  • SVN version 1.9.x using SVN 1.9 compatible connectors.
  • Active communication with the community through Mailing lists, Newsgroup, Bugzilla, etc.
  • Active users community: more than 500 downloads per day
  • Project has a Developers and Integrators community and benefits from six integrations with open-source and commercial tools; other integrations are expected
This release is part of Eclipse Oxygen.