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EGit/New and Noteworthy/4.8



  • Support pulling remote branches to apply them on detached HEAD bug 485396
  • Support multiple ICommitMessageProvider implementations bug 376388

Usability Improvements

  • Use action verbs as button label
    • Change confirm hard reset dialog Yes- and No-button label bug 514470
    • Change discard local changes dialog OK-button label
    • Use verbs in PullResultDialog instead of OK bug 514320
  • Set focus when context menu in staging view appears
  • Adds mnemonics to the buttons in the git staging view
  • Make double click on a staging view folder node expand it
  • Improve progress reporting for submodules
  • Open the clone wizard when a git URL is dropped anywhere on Eclipse bug 513247
  • Non-blocking content-assist in FetchGerritChangePage bug 515733
  • Refactor and simplify FetchGerritChangePage, remove foreground execution option bug 496493
  • Improve pasting into Change field in FetchGerritChangePage
  • Give the tag field in FetchGerritChangePage a BranchNameNormalizer
  • Expand/collapse folder nodes in DiffEditorOutline on double click
  • Improve branch name field in FetchGerritChangePage
  • Add a BranchNameNormalizer to the PushBranchPage bug 515279
  • Adds mnemonics to the buttons in the git staging view bug 515040
  • Add mnemonic to "Continue" button in "Running Launch" dialog bug 514480

Performance Improvements

  • Avoid multiple tree-walks in model-aware git synchronizations bug 516358
  • Throttle updates of the EclipseGitProgressTransformer bug 516276

Build and Release Engineering

  • Update jetty to 9.4.5
  • Update maven plugins
  • Update Oomph setup
  • Update Orbit dependencies to the Oxygen version R20170516192513

Bug Fixes

27 Bugs and 4 enhancement requests were closed

  • Don't auto-share for closed projects or for bare repositories
  • Prevent NoWorkTreeException in GitProjectData bug 517056
  • Fix NPE in RepositorySelectionPage bug 517044
  • Remove many default handlers bug 495064
  • CommitEditor: fix check-out button display bug 516679
  • Fix synchronize with deleted resources bug 516426
  • Fix node selection in AbstractBranchSelectionDialog bug 516411
  • Workaround for HiDPI line number rulers on macOS retina bug 516322
  • Look for core_defaultRepositoryDir in all preference scopes bug 496737
  • Fix NPE in SubmoduleUpdateCommand bug 514936
  • SpellCheckingMessageArea cleanup & prevent NPE when spellcheck disabled bug 515999
  • Workaround to enable linking multiple resources to HistoryView 392948 bug Bug 392948
  • Make HyperlinkTokenScanner more robust bug 515730
  • Load the reflog view asynchronously bug 515606
  • Fix representation toggle commands in the repositories view bug 495064
  • Update EGit state when only FETCH_HEAD changes bug 437362
  • Don't decorate when the workspace is not yet ready. bug 515994
  • Add a sanity check against misbehaving IAdaptables bug 515993
  • Fix "checkout" used as a verb to "check out"


The following 14 developers worked on this release:

Andrey Loskutov, David Pursehouse, David Weiser, Fabian Pfaff, Ian Pun, Lars Vogel, Markus Keller, Martin Fleck, Matthias Sohn, Michael Keppler, Philip Langer, Stefan Cordes, Stefan Rademacher, Thomas Wolf