Rolling back from Subversive 0.7.8 in Eclipse Ganymede

I've had automatic updates enabled on my Ganymede install of Eclipse. Huge mistake. Today a Subversive upgrade moved me into an unworkable state and I lost some development time recovering. My experience seems similar to the problem discussed here. Even a fresh install of Eclipse failed to correct the situation. Maddening!

In any event, here's how I was able to finally recover:

  • Open Time Machine
  • Restore ~/.eclipse
  • Pat self on back for using a Mac

What? You don't use a Mac? Why? Well, you might be able to use Eclipse's Software Updates -> Installed Software -> Revert Configuration button to rollback the upgrade. Good luck with that...