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Maven Eclipse (m2e) SCM connector for subclipse 1.10 (svn 1.8)

December 19th, 2013

Running Maven m2e on Eclipse Kepler (4.3) with subversion is not working out of the box, which is astonishing when taking into account the ubiquity of these three technologies Eclipse/Maven/Subversion.

In short my successful attempt:

  • Installed Eclipse Kepler 4.3 (which comes with m2e)
  • Installed from Marketplace Subclipse 1.10 (update site is http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.10.x)

Now to check out a maven project from an SVN repository, you need an SCM connector for m2e. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, no connector is available for subclipse, neither from m2e nor from tigris. The following unofficial project has a working connector https://github.com/tesla/m2eclipse-subclipse. But there’s no corresponding update site – you need to get the code, build it, and use the output update site.

To simplify this step for future installations, I compiled that connector and make it available here org.sonatype.m2e.subclipse.feature-0.13.0-SNAPSHOT-site.zip

How to install the SCM connector:

  • download zip org.sonatype.m2e.subclipse.feature-0.13.0-SNAPSHOT-site.zip
  • unzip the file to an empty folder somewhere, remember that folder
  • In Eclipse,
    • go to Help/Install New Software…
    • Click “Add…” to add a new site
    • In the window, click on “Local…” and choose the folder where you unzipped the site before. The result in the Location field should look like file:/C:/theUnzipFolder/
    • Click OK, choose all available packages to install, and continue the installation as usual

Hope this helps somebody.


  1. Mino Pausa
    February 4th, 2014 at 07:10 | #1

    Thank you very much!!!!! Very very good!

  2. February 28th, 2014 at 04:01 | #2

    Muchas gracias!

  3. Aphro
    March 14th, 2014 at 12:04 | #3

    Very nice.

  4. HÃ¥kan
    April 17th, 2014 at 03:44 | #4

    Thank you, … I was getting really frustrated before finding this solution. Works well!!!

  5. Marina
    May 20th, 2014 at 07:56 | #5

    Thank you!

  6. Maideen Batcha
    May 30th, 2014 at 05:38 | #6

    WOW, really works well !! Thanks a lot

  7. francesco
    July 30th, 2014 at 10:28 | #7

    man, i LOVE YOU. You made my day with this package!

  8. david
    July 31st, 2014 at 02:51 | #8

    Thanks! helped us a lot

  9. Maurizio
    September 1st, 2014 at 05:22 | #9

    You can add this repository:
    Help –> Install New Software –> Add –> http://subclipse.tigris.org/m2eclipse/latest/

  10. margingrotle
    September 8th, 2014 at 15:18 | #10

    Thanks a lot! Works with eclipse luna too.

  11. richtea
    October 2nd, 2014 at 14:55 | #11

    You are an absolute STAR! I’ve been banging my head against this for hours! My Eclipse Luna is now able to pull Maven projects from SVN. Many thanks!

    Not sure why this can’t be made to work out of the box…it’s a pretty fundamental piece of the dev environment.

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