This guide is very useful for setting up Eclipse and Subversion to work together.
However, one issue that Daniel and I had today is that it is not immediately obvious how to check out a project if you aren’t the person who uploads it originally.
Clicking the Import option in the Eclipse package explorer results in a number of options being displaying. One of these should be SVN (if not it will be under ‘Other’). From this menu option, you can specify an svn directory online to check out a project from.
I’m still having some issues with getting Eclipse to be happy with things imported from our svn directory, however. I’ll try to remember to update this with the fixes when I find them!