Gyrex/Contributor Guide/Committer Resources
This page lists useful tips and articles for developers interested in working with/at the Gyrex code base.
Our regular (primary) SCM is CVS.
Anonymous CVS Checkout
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/technology co org.eclipse.gyrex
Comitter CVS Checkout
export CVS_RSH=/bin/ssh cvs -d :ext:email@example.com:/cvsroot/technology co org.eclipse.gyrex
There is a public Git Mirror maintained by the Eclipse Webmaster.
Gyrex participated in the Eclipse.org Git experiment. This provides Git repositories for Gyrex committers. However, CVS still is the primary SCM and therefore changes has to be committed to both. They way this works requires some overhead for committers.
1. Create a clean Git repository containing all the CVS stuff. This might take a while.
cd <your_gyrex_development_folder> mkdir gyrex-cvsimport.git cd gyrex-cvsimport.git (export CVS_RSH=/bin/ssh) git cvsimport -d :ext:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/technology org.eclipse.gyrex
2. Create a clone of that repository to work with (we'll call it "working copy").
cd <your_gyrex_development_folder> git clone -l gyrex-cvsimport.git gyrex-wc.git
3. Import that clone into your Eclipse workspace and start editing. You may use EGit to work with the repository.
4. From time to time you need to sync with changes in CVS.
First import the new CVS stuff into your "clean" CVS Git repository
cd <your_gyrex_development_folder> cd gyrex-cvsimport.git git cvsimport -p x -v -d :ext:email@example.com:/cvsroot/technology org.eclipse.gyrex
Next, pull the changes into your Git "working copy".
cd <your_gyrex_development_folder> cd gyrex-wc.git git pull
5. Once you have modifications ready to commit, you need to use git cvsexportcommit to "export" the changes into a clean CVS working copy.
First, create the CVS working copy
cd <your_gyrex_development_folder> mkdir gyrex-cvsexport cd gyrex-cvsexport export CVS_RSH=/bin/ssh cvs -d :ext:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/technology co org.eclipse.gyrex
Next, select the commits from your Git working copy which should be committed to CVS.
cd <your_gyrex_development_folder> cd gyrex-cvsexport export GIT_DIR=<your_gyrex_development_folder>/gyrex-wc.git/.git/ git log
Now "export" the commits into the CVS working copy.
git-cvsexportcommit <commit_id> unset GIT_DIR
Last (but not least) commit the changes to CVS.
(Modeled after http://issaris.blogspot.com/2005/11/cvs-to-git-and-back.html)
Please have a look at Preparing_Your_Workspace_For_Developing_Gyrex.