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Summary Wrapper plugin for using the subversion executable from eclipse.
Category scm
License Other OSI-certified license
Owner(s) kre

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This project is still in the preparation phase. Existing source code will be imported into CVS but remains provisional until it is decided whether there will be a SVN repository.

WrapSVN is a wrapper around the subversion executable, usable as an eclipse team provider plugin. Its intention is to allow a user without previous knowledge of version control systems to use version control with subversion.

It is a pure java program that does not use any native code; for easy cross-platform portability as well as smooth adaption to new subversion releases.


This project was sparked by the need for a version control integration that does not get into user's way. It had to be able to survive users that developed a downright aversion to scm tools. Therefore it became necessary to start with a new approach.

The plugin does not inherit previous team provider code other than the general team API of eclipse and its underlying concepts.

When the user-interface concept proves effective, it is planned to use the eclipse-platform to build a stand-alone subversion browser while maintaining identical cross-platform look and feel.


The plugin for eclipse is 3.x only, there are no plans to down-port back to eclipse 2. You will need an installation of the command-line subversion tool-set to use this plugin.


This software is provided under the terms of the Eclipse Public License version 1.0, see http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html or http://www.opensource.org/licenses/eclipse-1.0.php

Related resources

Wrapsvn is a specialized implementation, and provides a limited feature set by design. For a more complete integration, use one of the primary tools below:

  • Subclipse is the main, developer-centric subversion integration for eclipse, with the full feature set.
  • RapidSVN is a cross-platform GUI front-end for the Subversion revision system written in C++ using the wxWidgets framework
  • TortoiseSVN is a Subversion client, implemented as a windows shell extension.
  • The SCM category at Tigris.org contains a large list of other SCM tools and integrations.
  • Freshmeat lists additional projects around the subversion system.
  • The Eclipse Foundation provides a rich platform for development tools and other applications.