- Install Tortoise Git. Not a must-have but helpful. Recommended to install this first.
- 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.
- 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
- Set up your user ID on git bash as per Git#Committers_new_to_Git
git config --global user.email email@example.com
git config --global user.name "John Doe"
- Launch Eclipse SDK and install latest Egit from http://download.eclipse.org/egit/updates