I just located an eclipse plugin for Git called Egit. It should
make working with and editing sources more fun using git with Eclipse.
Using the EGit Eclipse Plugin with GitHub - Guides - GitHub
The Egit plugin with Eclipse 3.4.2 works really well.
Suppose you already have cloned a couple of git repositories on your
hard disk, all you have to do is create a general eclipse project,
point it to the folder that you have initialized the git repository ,
e.g. overo-oe/org.openembedded.dev and give org.openembedded.dev as
the new project name.
This will create a .project file in that directory. If you run git
diff, it wont report the presence of this hidden file on linux,
because it has a "." in front of the filename.
After that, you will have to right click on the project, select Team -
> Share project and select Git. That's it. It will automatically
decorate the project with the current branch name and the status of
For git operations, right click on a file or project and click on the
Team option, to do some of the git commands from the GUI.
If you install a fresh copy of Eclipse, the peformance will be
sluggish due to the JVM increasing and decreasing the heap size. You
can achieve a 50 to 100% speed up by modifying the settings in the
eclipse.ini file contained within the Eclipse installation folder,
using the notes outlined in this link: FAQ How do I increase the heap
size available to Eclipse? - Eclipsepedia.
I'm running Fedora 10 on a VMware machine with 1.5GB RAM, and I use -
Xms768m -Xmx768m and 512m for the perf settings. Total memory
utilization is around 850MB when idle, with just the overo-oe project
and the linux-2.6 project.
This way, you can connect to multiple projects, work and compare files
faster at the same time.
Another thing to do later on is to integrate tasks, as outlined in
this link: Alex Ruiz's Weblog.
I would highly recommend switching over to this mode of development
for Overo, using Git. The search and file compare utilities are really
powerful, to say the least. The visual differencing is fast and
On Apr 16, 2009, at 10:55 PM, Elvis Dowson wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I just located an eclipse plugin for Git called Egit. It should
> make working with and editing sources more fun using git with Eclipse.
> Using the EGit Eclipse Plugin with GitHub - Guides - GitHub
> Best regards,