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CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1851035] Fri, 25 March 2022 10:31 Go to next message
Joern Vogt is currently offline Joern VogtFriend
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Yesterday I installed Eclipse 2022-03 on my Linux laptop. While installation I tried to add the additional packages I need (EPIC, bash Editor, etc). Trying to activate CVS client I did not succeed.
I think I need some hints how to get it activated. Most of our code is saved to CVS repositories so I need to have this functionality.
Thanks
Sincerely
Joern
Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1851046 is a reply to message #1851035] Fri, 25 March 2022 15:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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Sorry, CVS support was dropped.

https://www.eclipse.org/lists/cross-project-issues-dev/msg18643.html


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Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1851224 is a reply to message #1851046] Thu, 31 March 2022 08:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Karsten Thoms is currently offline Karsten ThomsFriend
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When you rely on this feature, you should be able to install it from a previous release. This might work now, but it is not guaranteed for the future.

You could also build & maintain the feature yourself.

Or just use an older version when interacting with CVS.

Please understand that development resources are limited and have to focus on more widely used features.
Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1851226 is a reply to message #1851224] Thu, 31 March 2022 08:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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Or you should consider getting involved or sponsoring someone to get involved on your behalf:

https://github.com/eclipse-platform/eclipse.platform.team/issues/8

The runway has grown short...


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Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1852321 is a reply to message #1851035] Tue, 10 May 2022 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marcel Hofstetter is currently offline Marcel HofstetterFriend
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Same problem here.
CVS plugin works here after in-place upgrade from Eclipse 2021-12 to 2022-03.
Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1852361 is a reply to message #1851224] Wed, 11 May 2022 17:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wim Jongman is currently offline Wim JongmanFriend
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Or follow the rest of the world and convert your CVS repositories to Git before that support is also dropped... ;)

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20869710/migrate-from-cvs-to-git-without-losing-history
Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1853052 is a reply to message #1852361] Wed, 15 June 2022 21:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gregg Saffell is currently offline Gregg SaffellFriend
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We found that you can install 2022-03 directly and then install the CVS functionality by installing the Eclipse 2021-12 (4.22) support for CVS.

On Eclipse, click on Help -> Install New Software...

On the Available Software dialog, click "Add". On the "Add Repository" box, enter Name: CVS Support; Location: https://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/updates/4.22

Click "Eclipse CVS Client" and install the CVS Client components.

I hope this continues to work. While we would love to migrate to Git, we have a 20 year old CVS repository and a CVS-oriented development process that we just don't have time to stop and migrate.
Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1853061 is a reply to message #1853052] Thu, 16 June 2022 07:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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No, it's really gone:

https://www.eclipse.org/lists/cross-project-issues-dev/msg18643.html

For it to come back someone (i.e, someone like you or your organization) needs to physically do the work to maintain it long term and to include it in the builds long term.

Only a few member companies have joined the Eclipse IDE Working group and CVS support is not a priority for those members either:

https://eclipseide.org/


Ed Merks
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Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1858542 is a reply to message #1851035] Thu, 06 April 2023 14:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Juraj Andrassy is currently offline Juraj AndrassyFriend
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I modified a copy of eclipse.team source repository to build the CVS Client and I made quick fixes for Eclipse 2023
The repository is here https://github.com/JAndrassy/org.eclipse.team.cvs
There are build jars in the Release section to test the plugin as a drop-in. (Only for Eclipse versions starting from 2023-03!)
Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1859271 is a reply to message #1858542] Thu, 25 May 2023 13:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michele Puccini is currently offline Michele PucciniFriend
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Hi Juraj, wonderful news.

I am going to test your CVS fix for eclipse 2023+ from https://github.com/JAndrassy/org.eclipse.team.cvs

Seems promising. Any warnings ?


Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1859778 is a reply to message #1858542] Tue, 27 June 2023 05:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
A V is currently offline A VFriend
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Hi Juraj, how can I build/install your workaround ?
Re: CVS in Eclipse 2022-03 is missing [message #1860232 is a reply to message #1859778] Mon, 24 July 2023 17:32 Go to previous message
Gregg Saffell is currently offline Gregg SaffellFriend
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There is an "update site" URL noted in the readme of https://github.com/JAndrassy/org.eclipse.team.cvs, namely, https://storage.googleapis.com/eclipse-cvs-plugin/. You can use that to install it. I found I had to uncheck "Group items by category" and was then able to complete the installation.

My sincerest thanks J. Andrassy migrating to Git has been on our to-do list for a decade now and you have given us just a little more breathing room.
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