All of a sudden my Subversion integration stopped working in all my various Eclipse-Versions which as you can imagine is a really huge problem in a coperate environment.
We are working with a lot of different companies around the world and most of them use Subversion as their version control system, the authentification is done through p12-certitifcates and this is where the problem starts:
Apples latest Java update introduced a change in how the authentification negotiation is done and this makes the SVNKit-Implementation fail to proper authentificate on the server (going into an infinite loop).
You now might think that only OS-X users are affected but installing Ubuntu and running with the latest OpenJDK/Sun-JDK has the same problem. So if you want to use Subversion + Java + Eclipse through the SVNKit-Connector you’ll have to go back to Java 1.6.0_17 which is quite easy on Linux but I haven’t found a way to do it on OS-X.
So what am I doing now?
- Installed Virtual Box: What an amazing cooling Desktop Virtualization Software
- Installed Ubuntu: Works just great
- Created a virtual folder in Virtual Box pointing to my OS-X-Documents Folder
- Mounted it in by adding the following line to my /etc/fstab
HostDocuments /mnt/HostDocuments vboxsf uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
- Downloaded the Sun-JDK 1.6.0_17
- Launching eclipse on Linux with
eclipse -vm /opt/jdk1.6.0_17/bin/java
- Imported project referencing the real ones on my OS-X-Filesystem
This means whenever I’ll have to commit I’ll bring up my Virtual-Linux (which is sitting in the background), refresh the projects and commit them. Once I’m back to normal work hopefully quite soon I’ll try to look into the SVNKit-Sources to fix the problem in their code which has been reported already a while back (if it is the correct bug then it was 2009-03-17).