Binary build of SCPlugin

It appears that development of SCPlugin has resumed, despite the fact that the news page has not been updated in over two years. The project’s Documents & Files page offers downloads of versions as new as December 9, 2006, including an “experimental” Universal Binary build of SCPlugin. I haven’t had a chance to test this yet, but this is certainly encouraging.

Older information follows…

NOTE: Despite the fact that some folks have gotten it to compile, Intel builds of this plugin have proven to be extremely buggy. At this point I have switched to using svnX for all of my svn needs on OS X. The best I can recommend would be to contact the SCPlugin project maintainers listed at and request that effort be put into Intel compatibility.

SCPlugin, a contextual menu plugin for the OS X Finder, is pretty cool. The official distro is only via source, tho, which isn’t super handy for a lot of folks. So I built the plugin and zipped that bad boy up for your enjoyment:

Merry Xmas!

Update: Raf. has built what promises to be an Intel-compatible version of SCPlugin:

Hi Ed, I’ve compiled an Intel version of the plugin (I noticed some comments on your blog requesting Intel versions: Please find the file at: You can mirror the file if you like and let some of your readers know with an updated article.

[tags]svn, subversion, OS X, mac, Finder, plugin, scplugin, intel, binary, compile[/tags]

  • Tommy
    03/13/2006 03:47:41 PM


  • kemuchi
    03/14/2006 07:44:12 AM

    Great ! Thanks !

    Could you tell me how to access the sources of scplugin ?

  • Ed
    03/14/2006 03:50:54 PM

    You need to have Subversion installed on your machine (I can’t recall if that ships out of the box with OS X nowadays). If so, you can check out the source from the location described at the bottom of this page:

    If you’re not familiar with Subversion, google around for some tutorials — there are good docs out there.

  • Jess
    04/11/2006 11:33:10 AM

    Thanks man, your the bomb

  • sam
    04/29/2006 06:09:54 PM

    I was wondering if you had tried making an intel build or a universal build. Iw as trying but I got a ton of errors just trying to build the default version. would you be willing to share your version of the project?

  • DJ
    05/01/2006 11:02:01 PM

    Can you build a MacIntel version for us? That would be much appreciated.

  • John Dell
    05/05/2006 12:45:42 AM

    I tried the guest/guest on but it isn’t letting me in. What’s the secret handshake?

    I’d also vote for a MacIntel version, or if you can tell me how to get the source, I’ll build it and send it to you for this website!


  • Ed
    05/05/2006 08:30:54 AM

    I’ve been so busy that I just haven’t had a chance to fire up Xcode and see what barfs out in the evenings. I’ll see what I can do, though — keep bugging me! 8)

  • John Dell
    05/05/2006 12:44:39 PM

    Ok, well I got the code and tried the XCode compile, but it barfs on mach_override.c:34

    Which is:

    if !defined(ppc) && !defined(POWERPC)

    #error “this code is currently PowerPC-only”


    Doesn’t look good at this point for an Intel build :-(


  • k
    05/07/2006 07:29:33 PM

    John Dell : How’d you end up getting the source… I also keep getting failed auth on guest/guest


  • John Dell
    05/12/2006 07:04:03 PM

    you gotta sign-up for a account. Just register and then you enter your user/pwd to get SVN

  • BizWeasel
    05/18/2006 01:31:55 PM

    I too wanted to compile the source (though I’m a marketing weasel not a coder so I don’t really know what I’m doing) and ran into quite a few errors. For starters make gave me a checksum.md5 error and xcode barfed about 10 errors as well when I tried compiling.

    I haven’t tried your binary yet, but I am hoping it works as the older binary on the scplugin site crashes on install. Too bad the scplugin team had their “real life” intrude, this looked like a very promising tool.

    For the folks trying to get into the repository, there is some note on the site mentioning that there is no longer a password (technically a blank password) needed for CVS access, and this apparently goes for SVN access as well. In any case I was able to get in and download the trunk directory using username: “guest” and a blank password field.

  • Phil
    05/25/2006 12:30:11 PM

    Anyone get a binary version working?

  • parsifal
    06/12/2006 06:38:07 AM

    Great job guys… Thank for you work…

  • Karl
    06/16/2006 02:22:35 PM

    Hi , I found this site and am also looking for a MacIntel binary, when I try and compile from source I get 10 errors like BizWeasel, anyone found a MacIntel binary yet ?

  • Gabe
    06/16/2006 04:15:09 PM

    +1 requesting the mac intel version.

  • Stan
    08/05/2006 07:25:59 PM

    Ed, Can you get me in touch with this Raf gent? The intel ver. of SCPlugin is slightly unstable, and I was wondering if he is interested in pursuing the project at all - and what, if any help I could provide to such an effort.


  • bobby
    09/06/2006 10:46:15 PM

    Ed, has anyone been able to get the SCPlugin for Intel working on their Macbooks? I’d like to get in touch with Raf if that is possible.


  • Joe
    10/10/2006 01:57:48 PM

    I have not been able to get it to work. I installed it in the folder, restarted the finder, and I had no new contextual menu items for svn workspaces.

    I also tried installing the old version, then just replacing the plugin file in the contextual menu items dir and no luck with that either

  • Richard
    10/13/2006 07:49:07 AM


    I would like to get SCPlugin working under MacBookPro as well. Anyone have the Intel Build that works ?



  • Jack Repenning
    08/28/2007 05:00:44 PM

    There’s a new release of SCPlugin available at the site, release 0.7. This release is a Universal Binary (Intel and PPC), includes a proper installer, and implements the complete work flow for most users. New features include:

    • You can provide your login info during commit — no more need for a separate command-line client for this!

    • In fact, no need for a command-line client at all: we’re now building against the libraries themselves, rather than running the external client, so things are faster and more reliable

    • In fact, no need for a separate SVN installation at all: we bundle Subversion as a Framework inside the plug-in

    • Login info securely cached in the OS X Keychain

    Pop on over and give it a try!

    While you’re there, join our users list, for help in using it and discussions about what we should implement next.