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Using Version Control from within the Code Red tools

Many additional plugins are available for LPCXpresso and Red Suite through the Eclipse Marketplace plugin. For more information on installing Marketplace, visit EclipseMarketplace

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The tools ship with a built-in client for the Concurrent Versions System (CVS). With this client you can access CVS repositories.

You can find more information on CVS at: http://ximbiot.com/cvs/

You can also visit the Eclipse CVS FAQ.

Subversion (SVN)

For use of Subversion repositories, there is a choice of two plugins - Subclipse and Subversive.

More information on Subversion at: http://subversion.apache.org/


Subclipse is a great client for using a Subversion repository and is the client used internally by Code Red Technologies.

For more information on Subclipse, see: http://subclipse.tigris.org/

There is a choice of Subclipse clients, to connect to different versions of Subclipse repositories. All the available clients can be found here: http://subclipse.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectProcess?pageID=p4wYuA

To install the latest Subclipse 1.8 client:

Notes on installing Subclipse on Mac OSX

On Mac OSX, unless you have an up-to-date JavaHL client, you will need to

Important note on installing Subclipse

The complete installation of Subclipse includes an optional component Subclipse Integration for Mylin that requires a component of Eclipse that is not provided in the product. For the installation to proceed correctly, this entry MUST be unchecked.


Information on the Subversive plugin can be found at:

The update site for Subversive can be found at:

Installation instructions can be found at:


Information of the Eclipse Git plugin (Egit) can be found at: http://www.eclipse.org/egit/

It has been reported that creating a repository or accessing Window/Preferences/Team/Git/Configuration hangs up LPCXpresso/Red Suite. A solution for this is to append to the following line to the lpcxpresso.ini/redsuite.ini file:


Remember to replace C:/path/to/Git/etc with your local Git installation path.

TFS - Team Foundation Server

Microsoft produce an offical Eclipse plugin for TFS. For more details, see:

Visual SourceSafe

The VSSPlugin enables the user to perform Microsoft Visual Source Safe (VSS) actions from within the IDE.

Full details and installation instructions can be found here: URL: http://vssplugin.sourceforge.net/ Note that this plgin has not been updated for a few years, and thus may not work with LPCXpresso or Red Suite.

Important note on installing VSSPlugin

The VSSPlugin requires the Eclipse Java Development toolkit to be installed into Red Suite.

To install the Eclipse Java Development toolkit.

This will download and install several new (Java Development) features from the Eclipse website. These additional plugins shouldn't cause any problems when using Red Suite. When you restart, you should be able to use the VSSPlugin.

VersionControl (last edited 2013-05-13 09:29:24 by DerekMorris)