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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Install EGit for Eclipse

I recently decided to try out EGit, a GIT client plugin-for Eclipse. Following are the steps I took to get it running in Eclipse-Helios.

Step 1: In Eclipse go to Help --> Eclipse Marketplace



Step 2: In the wizard that pops up, highlight "Eclipse Marketplace" and click Next.


Step 3: Search for "git". On the top of the list, EGit showed up for me.


Step 4: Click Install and wait while it calculates requirements and dependencies. Click "Next".


Step 5: Accept the terms and conditions and click "Finish". Choose to restart Eclipse after the install finishes.

Step 6: Window --> Show View --> Other...


Step 7: Find and choose the Git View under Git > Git Repositories.


Now you should have your Git view and you can start using Git from within Eclipse!

Piece of Cake!!!

5 comments:

Alex Nugent said...

hell yeah man. Thanks for the tutorial.

Tom P said...

Hi there - thanks for your post. I don't suppose you know how to get the plugin to show in-line file changes on files you are currently editing? So un-committed changes are shown against the line numbers? (this happened in netbeans) - many thanks.

Tim Molter said...

Tom P, nope sorry. :|

aviator said...

Do you have any info on how to use egit with eclipse ? When I create a branch from Team->Switch To, it shows branch by that name in team options but not in navigation explorer, hence I cannot open or add files. Do you think there may be something wrong with my installation of egit.

Tim Molter said...

aviator, in the Git Repositories View, find/create different branches and switch between them there by right clicking and choosing "Checkout...". I don't see Team-->Switch To anywhere.