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April 7, 2008

Subversion and NetBeans – A quick start guide

Filed under: java,netbeans,version control — James @ 10:24 am
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Subversion is arguably the most popular version control system as of now. No wonder NetBeans has very good support for Subversion. I personally feel that a java developer must be familiar with both these tools. This article shall help you to get started with both these tools.


– To create a simple java project in NetBeans.

– To import the java project into the subversion repository.

– To commit the changes made in a java source file.

– To view the revision history of a java source file which was changed.

– To rollback to the previous revision of the java source file.


– NetBeans 6.1 Beta or NetBeans 6.0

– Subversion

– TortoiseSVN

– Though not mandatory, but a basic knowledge of subversion concepts.

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    Tina Russell

    Comment by Tina Russell — April 7, 2008 @ 10:31 am | Reply

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  4. Hi,
    My name is James Branam and I’m the NetBeans Community Docs Manager. Your blog entry would make a fantastic tutorial for our Community Docs wiki (http://wiki.netbeans.org/wiki/view/CommunityDocs). Would you be willing to contribute it? If you need any help or have any questions, please contact me at james.branam@sun.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Comment by James Branam — April 8, 2008 @ 7:24 am | Reply

  5. Hi James,

    This article is easy to understand and detailed. I liked the article. I am still on blogger, saw your pages look more professional in wordpress 🙂

    Best wishes for next post.

    with regards
    Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

    Comment by Tushar Joshi — April 16, 2008 @ 10:29 am | Reply

  6. Hi Tushar,
    Thank you very much for your comments. I too had a blog in blogger but found wordpress more suitable for me.

    Comment by James Selvakumar — April 16, 2008 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

  7. Hi James,

    Excellent blog and I love the graphics, but I need help creating the svn+ssh link on a unix build and not on Windows. I have to have the ssh rather than the apache access and it lives on a machine in the dmz so I can not use file:/// access. It is amazing how much help there is on this subject and how little actual information like yours.

    If the subversion repository lives on a machine in the dmz and I get to it through an ssh tunnel, how exactly do you you set up subversion and netbeans to talk? I have tried starting it as a stand alone server and as a command run from a tunnel and even though I can ssh into the machine where the repository lives and I can run svn on the pc in a command window, netbeans 6.1 just tells me that the svn connection was closed unexpectedly.

    I think that a blog of this quality on that side of the subject would be quite popular indeed as I can not seem to actually find one – especially using 6.1

    Any help you can be is most appreciated.

    — Jeff

    Comment by Jeff Brower — May 1, 2008 @ 4:00 am | Reply

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  9. felicitacion por tu blog


    Comment by edisoncor — May 16, 2008 @ 1:11 am | Reply

  10. Hi James,

    Just to let you know, I got pride I don’t just leave comments, but this…it really deserves such. You really did an Excellent job. For the first time I study a tutorial and understand every explanation without scratching my head.I really appreciate your effort, and the fact that you killed 1 bird with 1 stone, the swing part makes the graet intro too. I know a lot of people who can get going with swing using your blog. BIG UP!!!

    Good luck with the next blog.


    Comment by lvcster — May 30, 2008 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  11. Hi all,
    Thank you very much for every one of you who read this blog. Special thanks for those who gave valuable comments. Your comments really motivated me hopefully enough to come out with more contributions from me.

    I would love to inform you all that this blog entry has been selected as a winner in the “Netbeans blogging contest”.

    Thank you once again. I hope you enjoyed this post.

    Comment by James Selvakumar — May 31, 2008 @ 6:15 am | Reply

  12. Great blog!

    Thank you for the tutorial!

    Comment by Darko — September 25, 2008 @ 11:55 am | Reply

  13. i am satisfied with this tutorial.thank you.

    Comment by DEV — January 7, 2009 @ 11:51 am | Reply

  14. Nice tutorial, thanks!

    Comment by Anonymous — March 13, 2009 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

  15. Fantastic its really use for me Thanks Mr.James Selvakuamr thanks for your contribution we welcome more advanced in future

    Thanks for once again

    Comment by mohan — May 4, 2009 @ 10:01 am | Reply

  16. Hey James,

    Great work on this. Just wanted to say, I can’t see any of the pictures. Is there something I have to do to see them or did the image directory change for you?


    Comment by d(3R^2)/dR — May 12, 2009 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

  17. Thanks, your quick guide helped me in creating my repository sucessfully!!

    Comment by Addisu — June 6, 2009 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  18. This is Nice ever i see the simplest way to Use SVN Thank For your Quick guide that help me to share SVN To all my Friends.

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