Subversion 1.8 and IntelliJ IDEA 13

As you know, one of the features introduced in IntelliJ IDEA 13 is the long-awaited support for Subversion 1.8. Let’s have a closer look at it.

Unlike its earlier versions, Subversion 1.8 support uses the native command line client instead of SVNKit to run commands. This approach is more flexible and makes the support of upcoming versions much easier.

Now, IntelliJ IDEA offers different integration options for each specific Subversion:

  • 1.6 – SVNKit only
  • 1.7 – SVNKit and command line client
  • 1.8 – Command line client only

If you opt to the command line client, make sure you have its binaries installed on your machine, because they are not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA.

In case the working copy format version is different from the command line client version, you will be prompted to make a conversion.

More details on the Subversion 1.8 support can be found here.

Feel free to report any found bugs to our issue tracker.

Develop with Pleasure!


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