How-To WebApps

Saving Time on Subversion Merging: svn merge Manually

I just ran a benchmark on merging files using Eclipse which then calls subversion and running subversion manually on a 28MB repository.

The results are interesting.

svn merge destination_url@HEAD source_url@HEAD destination_folder

took exactly 7 minutes

Using a subversion merge in eclipse on the same repo and revision took 10 minutes.

Take away: use svn merge on the command-line.

Ya, I’d love to go back to using git.

How-To WebApps

Weening Myself Off of Eclipse PDT

I really just want to stick with Vim, and Vim is really making that sort of commitment easy because of technology I talked about in my last post, as well as learning how to use subversion just from the command-line.

Today I learned how to:

  • create folds in Vim with a split view so that I can get perspectives similar to Eclipse’s object explorer. (There’s a great folds tutorialon
  • merge by just using subversion on the command-line

Tomorrow I’m gonna learn about:

  • Using ant at the command-line
  • Being more adept at file version comparisons, e.g. (svn diff)

Have you weened yourself off of an IDE? And if so, what do you now use for text editing?