Adding Subversion support in IBM Websphere Studio Application Developer 5.x

I have used Subversion version control for a while now, and just started using WSAD. I wanted Subversion functionality in the IDE, and here are the steps to get it working.

Subclipse is an Eclipse plugin that adds an SVN Repository perspective. To install in a WSAD 5.x environment, follow these steps:

  • Quit WSAD
  • Download Subclipse
  • Extract the ZIP file to c:temp
  • Move the extracted DLL’s to the Eclipse root. In my installation it is C:Program FilesIBMWebSphere StudioApplication Developerv5.1eclipse
  • Move the extracted directories in the plugin directory to the Eclipse plugin directory. In my installation, this is C:Program FilesIBMWebSphere StudioApplication Developerv5.1eclipseplugins
  • Download and install Subversion
  • Make sure your PATH environment variable contains the directory where SVN.exe is, in my case C:Program FilesSubversionbin
  • Start WSAD
  • Open menu ”Window”, ”Open Perspective”, ”Other…” and select ”SVN Repository Exploring”, click ”OK”
  • If you have made everything as I explained, WSAD now opens SVN Repository Explorer, and you can right click on that pane and choose ”New”, ”Repository Location…”