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Orion/How Tos/Working with git

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Revision as of 19:15, 24 February 2011 by Libingw.ca.ibm.com (Talk | contribs) (Using Orion Compare Viewer)

Linking to a git clone already existing on your computer

  1. First clone a git repository to any location in your local filesystem, you can do with a tool of your choice (EGit, msysgit...)
  2. Download and run Orion
  3. Create a project and link it to the location you used in Step 1.
  4. Orion will automatically detect that the project is actually a git clone (we will probably make it configurable in the future)

Linking to a git repository using git file store

Work in progress
This scenario has not been fully implemented yet.

  1. Download and run Orion
  2. Make sure org.eclipse.orion.server.filesystem.git is added your launch configuration
  3. When linking a project select gitfs, enter URL for a git repository and leave Module empty
  4. If you entered an existing location on your computer it must be a cloned repository, we won't be doing any smart detection here Howtogit--link folder dialog2.png
  5. For a git repository which requires authentication (e.g. starts with ssh://) to be able to clone it (and also fetch and push) you will need to wait for bug 334120 to be fixed Howtogit--link folder dialog.png
  6. Under the hood, a git implementation of EFS will be used to clone the repository pointed by the URL. The file store's only role is to clone the repo. Modifying the working tree can be accomplish with the File API. Adding files to the index, committing them and other git operations will be available via the Git REST API.

Using Orion Compare Viewer

Work in progress
This scenario has not been fully implemented yet.
  1. Make sure that your file in Orion links to your local Git repo.
  2. Download the latest build and pull the latest code .

Although still in progress , you can now use both in-line and side-by-side compare viewer from Orion.If you want to try it out please use the following URL format :

  • In-line viewer :
( e.g.  http://localhost:8080/js/compare/demo/demo-inline.html#/file/K/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.core/static/js/compare/demo/demo-inline.html)


  • Side-by-side viewer :
( e.g.  http://localhost:8080/js/compare/demo/demo.html#/file/K/bundles/org.eclipse.orion.client.core/static/js/compare/demo/demo-inline.html)



This section was moved to Orion/Server_API/Git_API.

Bugs, comments, feedback

If you experience any problems when following the steps above ping z4z4 or SzymonB on IRC (use #eclipse-orion channel), or open a new bug right away.