#10 Ability to compare with base from working copy


If you do a svn co of a project end then you edit files you can see differences with svn diff command from base revision checked to edited files without waste network resources.

It could be interesting to exectute beyond compare saved sessions.

Other options could be compare with tags, branches.

Thanks a lot!


  • Wayne Xu

    Wayne Xu - 2010-07-07

    Yes exactly I think comparing with base from working copy is one of the most important features ...
    I have been looking for this for a long time, today I just updated the plugin to the latest version but it seems still missing
    I may try to add this feature by myself, of course I would like to send the feature patch to committers as well if necessary...

  • Chris Callendar

    Chris Callendar - 2010-07-07

    Please feel free to add this feature yourself. I unfortunately don't have as much time as I used to, and I am mostly using a Mac these days so I can't use BeyondCompare. :(

    It's not a very complicated plug-in, the only tricky part is making it work with the current version of Subclipse or Subversive since a lot of code had to be copied.

  • Wayne Xu

    Wayne Xu - 2010-07-12

    Chris, I tried to add the functionality but unfortunately I had some problems to compile the project, e.g. from the Eclipse plugin folder I found the one below:
    But I can't find the source code, the only source available in the trunk folder is based on subclipse... where can I find the correct one? Is there any instruction already about how to setup the environment?
    Sorry I'm new to Eclipse plugin development so I have so many things to ask before I can really contribute...

  • Chris Callendar

    Chris Callendar - 2010-07-13

    Hi there,

    I'd suggest checking the code out from SVN. The instructions are here:

    You won't have permission to check in the code, but you should be able to get access to the code. Usually I keep either the Subclipse plug-in project closed, or the Subversive depending on which SVN provider is installed in your version of Eclipse.


  • Wayne Xu

    Wayne Xu - 2010-07-15

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the information, could you be more specific? e.g. which folder from SVN I shall download?

    Actually I downloaded everything from “https://beyondcvs.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/beyondcvs" but I still can't find classes like org.eclipse.externaltools.internal.svn.subversive.SVNSubversive, which I assume is part of this project since the class can be found in org.eclipse.externaltools.svn.subversive_0.8.9.v201003051612.jar in my Eclipse plugin folder.

  • Chris Callendar

    Chris Callendar - 2010-07-26

    Sorry, I meant CVS, not SVN. All the code is still checked into CVS.
    Details for connecting are here:

    The projects to check out are:
    - org.eclipse.externaltools
    - org.eclipse.externaltools.feature

    and either:
    - org.eclipse.externaltools.svn.subversive
    - org.eclipse.externaltools.svn.subversive.feature

    - org.eclipse.externaltools.svn.subclipse
    - org.eclipse.externaltools.svn.subclipse.feature

    Sorry for the confusion.


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