This question is probably asked a lot, but are there any really good Subversion clients for Mac OS X? By really good, I’m thinking of something along the lines of TortoiseSVN on Windows.
I’m currently using svnX which is good, but it doesn’t support properties yet which makes it impossible to tell it to ignore directories (e.g. the build directory).
Are there any other good Subversion clients for Macs (apart from the command line of course !)?
I’ve just read an interesting post on the NetBeans User mailing list about enabling Subversion support in NetBeans 5.0.
If you’ve not installed Subversion support already, here’s how to do it.
To enable Subversion support in NetBeans 5.0, you need to select the “NetBeans Update Center Beta” on the Update Center Wizard. In the list of available modules, you can then choose “Subversion Profile for Generic VCS”.
I don’t know wht this isn’t in the standard update center, but …
Its good to see that a Subversion project web page has been created on the NetBeans web site. The aim of this project is to deliver good Subversion client support to NetBeans similar to that of the new CVS support.
Accoring to the web page, the project is currently in its planning stage with the goal of having a prototype in May 2006. More details of this can be found at http://subversion.netbeans.org/teepee/
I hope the project team looks at TortoiseSVN and gets a bit of inspiration from this product. This has got to be one of the best SVN front ends available (Windows only I’m afraid).
Netbeans has announced a preview of their new CVS support. I don’t use CVS, I much prefer Subversion so this new release doesn’t interest me too much.
However, according to the release notes:
…it is critical for us to know what you think before we release the final version and move to integrating support for more versioning systems such as Subversion and MS SourceSafe!
So, please can everyone using Netbeans and CVS give this a try and give feedback. Then it hopefully won’t be too long before we get a similar level of Subversion integration in Netbeans.
I’ve just installed the NetBeans module that allows me to access my Subversion repositories from within NB 4.1.
Installing is a painless process.
- Browse to the NetBeans Generic VCS Module page and download the relevant module (currently Subversion 1.1.5 and 1.1.6 available).
- Select “Update Center” from the “Tools” menu in NB.
- Choose to install a manually downloaded module rather than contact the update center
- Select the file you have just downloaded and complete the Wizard.
Once you have done this, NetBeans will install the module and you can start using Subversion. (NetBeans 4.0 seems to need a restart at this stage, but 4.1 doesn’t).
Once you’ve got support added, click on “Versioning -> Versioning Manager” and add a Subversion working directory to the list noting to specify the correct parameters for the Subversion repository.
You should now have support for the SVN commands from within the Projects tab in NB.