git on eclipse

Created by: Lester Caine, Last modification: 15 Jun 2010 (22:21 UTC)
Well a very useful starting point is Loiane Groner's slide show on egit. Just select full screen below the slideshow window and the tutorial is then readable. This may benefit from moving to a more accessible copy.

Useful links from the slides ... to create a new software site for eclipse to download from.

Important note for windows setup is to copy the ssh keys from your .ssh directory into an ssh directory as that is where egit expects to find them. ( I've not checked that on Linux yet ... that is the next step ).

One thing that we still need to resolve is how to handle submodules in eclipse. At present egit does not recognize the .gitmodule file and so will not follow down through it. It looks as if we are going to have to create eclipse projects individually for each package repo on github.