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TM/Git Workflows

Installation

Windows Install

  1. Install Tortoise Git. Not a must-have but helpful. Recommended to install this first.
  2. Install Msysgit as per the Tortoise Git instructions. Not a must-have but strongly recommended from the start, in order to be consistent between egit and commandline.
  3. Launch Git Bash
    • If it is slow for you, you may want to set a HOME environment variable to a local disk and update the Git Bash program shortcut
    • For me, the default %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% pointed to a non-existing remote folder, making everything dead slow
    • I've set HOME=D:/Workspaces/git -- all your git repos will be below there by default, and your user config too
    • Re-start to verify Git Bash is fast and HOME is accurate
  1. Set up your user ID on git bash as per Git#Committers_new_to_Git
  git config --global user.email my_committer_email@address.com
  git config --global user.name "John Doe"
  1. Launch Eclipse SDK and install latest Egit from http://download.eclipse.org/egit/updates