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Re: Re: Re: General--Mathematica and Subversion

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  • Subject: [mg71918] Re: [mg71901] [mg69704] Re: [mg69668] Re: [mg69655] General--Mathematica and Subversion
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 06:38:43 -0500 (EST)
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Subversion is really nice. On Gentoo, it has a fairly easy repository
install - probably true on other distros as well. For some reason,
Workbench seems faster than regular Eclipse - even with "the same"
plugins installed (I imagine Eclipse comes with a lot of stuff that is
taken out of Workbench, but I would be hard pressed to name what it

On 12/3/06, Owen, HL (Hywel) <h.l.owen at> wrote:
> >> I thought Workbench was designed to work with Subversion, rather than
> >> replace it??
> >
> >As said, I haven't tested Wolfram's Workbench.
> >
> >It is quite possible that Workbench uses subversion as version control
> >backend, but it might use another system, or make it an option.
> >
> >Subversion itself uses two different backends (BerkeleyDB and FSFS
> since 2004)
> >leading to architectural choices when implementing what might be
> considered
> >as a service.
> >
> >Since Workbench is Eclipse-based, you must somehow realize the high
> degree of
> >modularity for this kind of software application.
> >
> >jmt
> We have started to use Workbench for our software development. Workbench
> includes CVS support out-of-the-box. Subversion support requires you to
> use a plugin - we use Subclipse, which works really well.
> (Remember that Workbench is basically Eclipse with a Wolfram wrapper
> around it - all the Eclipse plugins should work in Workbench).
> I can send round some documentation if anyone wants it.
> H


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