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EGit/New and Noteworthy/5.0



  • Built-in EGit integration for LFS
    • Register builtin LFS on startup. When EGit starts and the lfs bundle (org.eclipse.jgit.lfs) is available register the LFS implementation and check configuration.
    • Allow install (enablement) of LFS support in Preferences (global) and on the repository (local).
    • Apply smudge/clean filters where applicable and required.
    • LFS integration using built-in JGit lfs filters fully works when using Gerrit with lfs plugin using ssh protocol.
    • Authentication when transporting lfs objects over http still missing, this is tracked in JGit bug 535814
  • bug 534604 Enable resource selection for launch variables
  • bug 533344 Allow cherry-picking a Gerrit change
  • bug 531953 Allow cherry-picking merge commits
  • bug 529255 Github API: Support diff/patch generation via the Github API


  • Add tracing of low-level JSch log messages
  • Natural sort for refs in FetchResultTable
  • Allow shortcuts for Gitflow commands
  • bug 534404 Suggest complete repository path in NewRepositoryWizard
  • bug 529449 Natural sort for tags in CreateTagDialog
  • bug 478159 Show affected projects when deleting repository
  • bug 510132 Add support for the "*" as wildcard character in the staging view filter
  • bug 511628 Select repositories via double-click in RepositorySearchDialog
  • bug 533019 Update staging view on repository config changes
  • bug 532458 Remove some margins in staging view

Performance Improvements

  • bug 535516 Use hash lookup for TreeViewers
  • Ignore IndexChangedEvent if it originates from the same JGit process
  • bug 500106 Improve asynchronous Eclipse workspace refreshes done by EGit
  • Speed up the RepositoriesViewContentProvider
  • Use PathFilterGroup instead of PathFilter if possible. TreeWalks looking for a single path can use PathFilterGroup instead of PathFilter. This should be a little bit faster.
  • In EGit use mmap to map git packfiles into memory. Avoids allocating JGit buffer cache on the Java heap.

Bug Fixes

21 Bugs and 8 enhancement requests were closed

  • bug 529141 Fix AssumeUnchangedOperation not working on directory/project
  • bug 525769 Don't try to store incomplete credentials in secure store
  • bug 470452 Improve check for uncommitted changes before cherry-pick
  • bug 520693 Respect gitattributes in the compare editor
  • bug 533230 Fix Repositories view blocking Eclipse on startup
  • bug 533198 improve branch name validation performance which was bad for big repositories
  • bug 533477 Fix substring matches in filter in branch selection dialogs
  • bug 358206 Handle Gerrit Change-Ids for merge commits
  • bug 533336 Keep Gerrit Change-Id for conflicting cherry-pick
  • bug 531171 Remove problem characters from task related branch name suggestion
  • bug 533019 Fix invalid thread access in staging view when config changes
  • bug 525769 Don't try to store incomplete credentials in secure store
  • bug 534440 Github API: Fix Repository.getWatchers(); add Repository.getStars()

Removal of deprecated methods

  • Remove deprecated UIUtils#applyHyperlinkDetectorStyleRanges and #getHyperlinkDetectorStyleRanges.
  • Remove deprecated InitOperation constructor. Use InitOperation#InitOperation(Repository, InitParameters) instead.
  • Remove deprecated GitFlowOperation#fetch(IProgressMonitor). Use GitFlowOperation#fetch(IProgressMonitor, int) instead.
  • Remove deprecated FeatureTrackOperation constructor. Use FeatureTrackOperation#FeatureTrackOperation(GitFlowRepository, Ref, int) instead.
  • Remove deprecated GitSynchronizeData#getSrcRemoteName
  • Remove deprecated GitSynchronizeData#getSrcMerge
  • Remove deprecated RepositoryMapping#getSubmoduleRepository. Use #getMapping(IResource) and then #getRepository()} on the returned mapping instead; it will return a submodule repository if the resource is in one.
  • Remove deprecated RemoveFromIndexOperation(Repository, IResource[]). Use #RemoveFromIndexOperation(Collection) instead.
  • Remove deprecated IgnoreOperation#IgnoreOperation(IResource[]). Use #IgnoreOperation(Collection) instead.
  • Github API: Remove deprecated WatcherService. Use StargazerService instead.
  • Github API: Remove deprecated User#getGravatarId and #setGravatarId
  • Github API: Remove deprecated Repository#getMasterBranch and #setMasterBranch
  • Github API: Remove deprecated Gist#setUser and #getUser methods

Build and Release Engineering

  • Update to latest Photon Orbit R20180606145124
  • bug 530393 Update EGit license to EPL-2.0
  • Update target platform to use Orbit R20180531190352
  • bug 532272 Update API baseline in Oomph setup


The following 5 developers worked on this release:

Christian Barcenas, Markus Duft, Matthias Sohn, Michael Keppler, Thomas Wolf

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