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From Blair Zajac <>
Subject Re: Subversion within Eclipse: what is JavaHL (JNI) and what is SVNKit (Pure Java)?
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 20:36:41 GMT
On 05/03/2012 05:11 AM, frame wrote:
> Hi:
> I use Eclipse as my IDE. I have installed Subclipse - the Subversion
> plugin of Eclipse. One thing I am unclear is setting
> Preferences->Team->SVN, when choosing SVN interface, there are two
> choices for Client, one is JavaHL (JNI) and one is SVNKit (Pure Java)
> SVNKit v1.7.0.SNAPSHOT. I have no idea what these are and I am curious
> about it.
> I am not sure this is the right place to ask about it. Thank you anyway.

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Check out the "SVNKit Versus javahl" box in

Some recent testing with the latest Subclipse using SVNKit I had some 
working copy issues on Mac OS X, some of my files had 0001 permissions, 
so I switched to JavaHL and they worked fine.


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