So, here we are, no development environment to speak of on this laptop, not even Xcode tools or anything and a release to go out! First thing out of the box was to down load eclipse, from eclipse.org, which at time of writing is still keplar.
Also, when you click on the Launcher, you'll see eclipse added to the list of applications.
Now, When you run it, you may be asked if you want to install java 1.6 to run Eclipse. Accept the install and sit back until it completes. When its installed, you'll be able to run eclipse, so click the icon in the launcher, as above.
Eclipse will appear like this below.
We'll want to see what java versions we have installed and for that you can go to preferences and type jdk into the filter box which will show a number of java related options.
As you can see, we have a preference called installed JRE's which, when we click on it will only have the apple JDK we installed when we first tried to start eclipse. I want JDK 8 and JDK 7 and I got them on the oracle site for Java. Download both dmg files from Oracle, double click them and follow the instructions on the installer to drop them in. If you restart eclipse, and go back to the preferences, to this page you will now see the appropriate JDKs installed and you can choose your default for your project.
Now, part two. Getting subversion into your eclipse, which turns out to be kinda difficult when you are trying to figure out which path to do. There are various schools of thought on how to get subversion on to your mac, but for me so far, I have found Brew to be one of the best of the latest package installers out there. If you do not have Brew installed you can do that really quickly by running this command in a terminal window.
which gets you this output.
lisas-MacBook-Air:~ bamcgill$ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go/install)" ==> This script will install: /usr/local/bin/brew /usr/local/Library/... /usr/local/share/man/man1/brew.1 Press RETURN to continue or any other key to abort ==> /usr/bin/sudo /bin/chmod g+rwx /Library/Caches/Homebrew ==> Downloading and installing Homebrew... remote: Counting objects: 169292, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (47341/47341), done. remote: Total 169292 (delta 120836), reused 169278 (delta 120826) Receiving objects: 100% (169292/169292), 32.51 MiB | 121 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (120836/120836), done. From https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew * [new branch] master -> origin/master HEAD is now at 23e1c24 ansible: fix --HEAD install ==> Installation successful! You should run `brew doctor' *before* you install anything. Now type: brew help lisas-MacBook-Air:~
Next, we'll want to install subversion with Brew.
This will install subversion and its dependencies for you.
Now, lastly, you'll need to install SVN support on eclipse. The best one I've seen and have been using for ages has been Subclipse from Tigris.org. If you go to the download page, you'll see some notes on the download pages and sections for each release like this
So. Open eclipse again and go to HELP > Install New Software
Install these and its normally good to restart eclipse after these installs. The last thing you need to do then is to make sure you are using the right svnkit in eclipse once you restart.
You can make sure of this by going to the preferences again and searching for SVN. Click on the main SVN preference and make sure the SVN interface is set to SVNKit instead of javaHL.