Friday, October 21, 2011

Netbeans 7.0.1, SVN (Subversion) 1.7, CYGWIN and TortoiseSVN

Environment: MS Windows


I upgraded the CYGWIN, and the version of SVN upgraded to 1.7

$ svn --versionsvn, version 1.7.0 (r1176462)   compiled Oct 11 2011, 10:36:16
Everything went smooth with "svn upgrade" of the folders.


$ svn help upgrade: Upgrade the metadata storage format for a working copy.usage: upgrade [WCPATH...]
NetBeans, however, gave me an hour of headache.


Here are my discoveries (things to do are marked in bold)

  1. By default, NetBeans uses internal SVN client and not the on specified in Options - SVN command line.
  2. To use the command line client, there is an option:
    -J-DsvnClientAdapterFactory=commandline
  3. Adding that option to NetBeans config file did not help. Had to add this as a parameter to the shortcut launching NetBeans
  4. CYGWIN does not like being called from NetBeans. First, it complains about MS-DOS paths (C:\blah-blah), and when it is fixed by setting CYGWIN=nodosfilewarning, still produces some weird error messages
  5. http://tortoisesvn.net/ worked perfectly, however. Do not forget to install the command-line client (which was unchecked in the default setup). You still have to run NetBeans with that -J switch.