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The March Towards EGit/JGit 0.8.0

So I have good news for those who are interested in improved Git tooling at Eclipse. The EGit and JGit projects are coordinating over the next couple weeks to release 0.8.0 which will be part of the Eclipse Helios release. So what’s changed? Here’s a brief list of new and noteworthy items for 0.8.0

  • EGit
    • Improved Import Repository Wizard
    • A new Git Repositories view
    • The team menu was cleaned up
    • Merge support
    • Tagging
  • JGit
    • Git Porcelain APIs
    • Internationalization Support
    • Performance improvements around pack creation

Well, we have managed to attract some new contributors to the project which is great. Sure, there are still some things missing in 0.8.0 (e.g., rebasing support) but we are definitely making progress. The next release after 0.8.0 will be o.9.0 and that will happen in about 3-4 months from now. We plan to iterate quick based on feedback from our community of users. A lot of the EGit team members have also been doing a good job of dogfooding more and more.

If you want to help us test 0.8.0 release candidates, please grab EGit from the nightly repository and help us dogfood :)

  • bnz

    Fantastic. Last time I tried EGit, it was exactly the merge support that I missed. That should make it usable at least for the most common things I guess.

  • http://aniszczyk.org Chris Aniszczyk

    At the moment, it's only a fast forward merge but that should help you in the majority of cases hopefully. By the time we hit 0.9.0 in a few months, expect the support to get better and better.

    Please give us feedback via bug reports :)

  • bnz

    Fantastic. Last time I tried EGit, it was exactly the merge support that I missed. That should make it usable at least for the most common things I guess.

  • http://aniszczyk.org Chris Aniszczyk

    At the moment, it's only a fast forward merge but that should help you in the majority of cases hopefully. By the time we hit 0.9.0 in a few months, expect the support to get better and better.

    Please give us feedback via bug reports :)