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Requirements - current master

  • Eclipse 4.2 (Juno) or later
  • Java 6 or later
  • Subversion 1.9 JavaHL client libraries


Subclipse is available in the Eclipse Marketplace and can be installed via the Marketplace Client. It is also available at the following update site URL's.

NOTE: These are update site URL's to be entered inside the Eclipse installation dialog, not your web browser.

  • Latest - https://dl.bintray.com/subclipse/releases/subclipse/latest/
  • 4.2.x - https://dl.bintray.com/subclipse/releases/subclipse/4.2.x/

The "latest" site will automatically move on to 4.2.1, 4.3.0, 5.0.0 etc. as those releases are produced. Where as the "4.2.x" site will only pick up new releases in the 4.2.x series such as 4.2.1, 4.2.2 etc.

There is also a p2 repository for each specific release. These only contain Subclipse and do not pull in the optional plugins that the primary sites do. These sites are mainly for internal use and third party packagers.

If you have problems upgrading from one of the legacy 1.x.y versions, see the FAQ

Zipped Update Sites

Zipped update sites are also available for download. https://dl.bintray.com/subclipse/releases/subclipse/

Legacy Releases

These are the old releases from tigris.org. They only require Eclipse 3.2 or later, and the required SVN client version varies for each version as noted. These are no longer going to be updated.

  • SVN 1.9.x - https://dl.bintray.com/subclipse/archive/release/1.12.x/
  • SVN 1.8.x - https://dl.bintray.com/subclipse/archive/release/1.10.x/
  • SVN 1.7.x - https://dl.bintray.com/subclipse/archive/release/1.8.x/

Snapshot Builds

Latest Subclipse master branch is built and posted to a p2 repository which you can use to install the latest build. This is available via the following update site URL:


JavaHL Installation

Subclipse is written against the Subversion Java interface which is called JavaHL. There are two implementations of this interface available:


This is the native implementation provided with Subversion itself. JavaHL is a thin Java API layer that talks to the Subversion native libraries via JNI. Subclipse provides the Java part of this, but you must have the native libraries installed, which means you also have to have the right version of those libraries installed for the version of Subclipse you are using.

Subclipse is able to provide an Eclipse plugin for Windows that includes the needed native DLL's, so installation on Windows is easy. On Linux and Mac, due to differences in how library loading is handled, it is not possible to provide the libraries in a way that "just works". The best option is to install the native packages for your distribution. See:

JavaHL on Linux
JavaHL on OSX


SVNKit is a pure-Java reverse-engineered version of Subversion. It is available via the Subclipse update site which makes it easy to install and use. SVNKit is NOT developed or maintained as part of this project. More information is available at http://svnkit.com

Subclipse is developed and tested primarily against the native JavaHL implementation so that is what we recommend using when possible. The convenience of a pure Java implementation cannot be ignored though, so use whatever works best for you.