There are at least a couple of utility programs that will let you monitor the commit activity on a Subversion repository both running on the Windows platform. Here is a third one, appropriately baptized Subversion Monitor, developed to run - of course - as a JDeveloper extension.
To install Subversion Monitor, first download the SubversionMonitor.zip file from the link below and save it somewhere in your computer. Then start JDeveloper - it was developed and tested with the Studio Edition Version 184.108.40.206.0 version of JDeveloper - and select Help | Check for Updates... to bring up the Check for Updates dialog. Chose Install From Local File and then click on the Browse... button to browse for the SubversionMonitor.zip file you just downloaded.
Click Next to proceed with the installation and in the Summary page click Finish. JDeveloper needs to re-start to finalize the installation, so in the Confirm Exit dialog that is presented click Yes.
Upon re-starting, JDeveloper should load the Subversion Monitor extension and notify you that it is unable to connect to the Subversion repository.
This is OK. You will need to setup the Subversion repository url along with your Subversion credentials. To do this, select Preferences from the Tools menu to bring up the Subversion Monitor Preferences dialog.
Enter your Subversion repository URL, username and password in the dialog and uncheck the Disable Monitoring check-box. This will enable a timer to notify you when there is a new revision in your repository. Set the timer delay appropriately with the Monitor Repository Every (seconds) spinner. When done, click OK to see Subversion Monitor in action!
You can bring up the notification balloon on demand anytime by clicking on the team icon on the status bar. To disable the timer monitor, check the Disable monitoring check-box on the balloon. You can review the latest revisions by clicking anywhere else on the notification balloon. Doing so will bring up the Revisions editor.
As you click on the revision in the Revisions table, the files that were changed for that revision will be displayed in the Revision Files panel at the bottom. The M flag in front of the file is the action on the file and it can be any of the M(odified), A(dded), D(eleted). You can set the number of top revisions to view using the Maximum Revisions to View in Editor spinner in the preferences page.
As a final note, Subversion Monitor does not require that you configure versioning for Subversion in JDeveloper.
[Amended on May 17th, 2010]
Subversion Monitor is now available directly from the Open Source and Partners Extensions of the JDeveloper Help | Check for Updates... feature!
Enjoy monitoring your colleagues as they commit their changes using Subversion Monitor! Your comments, suggestions (, bug reports) are welcomed.
Until the next time, keep on JDeveloping!