How To Set Up Subversion In Eclipse

In the eclipse IDE,

1. Navigate to Help > Install New Software


2. An Install popup appears


3. In the Work with: field click on the drop down and select the url for the version of eclipse you use


4. In the list of items that appear, drop down the collaboration option

5. Select the team collaboration items you need

6. For Subversion, choose the Subversion SVN Team Provider and the Subversion SVN Team Provider Sources. The rest of the subversion packages are optional


7. Click Next

8. On the Install Details Screen Click Next Again


9. On the Review Licenses page, read and accept the licence agreement and click Finish


10. The installation will begin


11. When the installation is complete, you will be prompted to restart eclipse, choose yes.


12. You will need to install an svn connector. When eclipse restarts, an Install Connectors dialog pops up


13. Choose one of the connectors and click finish to install

14. On the Install Popup click Next


15. Click Next Again

16. On the Review Licenses popup read and accept the license agreement and click finish

17. The installation will begin

18. Click OK, if a security warning with this information appears “You are installing software that contains unsigned content. The authenticity or validity of this software cannot be established. Do you want to continue with the installation?

19. When the installation is complete, you will be prompted to restart eclipse, choose yes

You’re good to go.

Happy Coding!!!

How To Create An Application Launcher In Ubuntu

I recently got tired of having to start both IntelliJ and Eclipse from command line so I decided to create launchers for them. Below is the process for creating an application launcher in ubuntu. This example is for Eclipse:

sudo gnome-desktop-item-edit /usr/share/applications/ --create-new

You will get the error below if you do not have gnome-panel installed:

sudo: gnome-desktop-item-edit: command not found

so install gnome-panel with this command.

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

then run the create-new command as specified.

a popup appears as shown in the image below.


Fill out the fields as follows:

1. Select an image for the icon by clicking on the icon on the square box at the left corner of the popup and browsing to the location of the image

2. Type should be application

3.  Type the name of the application in the Name field.

4. For the Command field browse to the location of the file you usually run from command line to start your application. In this case the



5. Click OK