JGit/New and Noteworthy/5.8
The core bundle
org.eclipse.jgit has been refactored to move some dependencies into optional extra bundles:
- Support for SSH connections via the old JSch implementation has been moved to new bundle
org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.jsch. This bundle is an OSGi fragment.
- Support for GPG-signing commits via Bouncy Castle has been moved to new bundle
org.eclipse.jgit.gpg.bc. This bundle is an OSGi fragment.
For SSH, this means an application using JGit can now include only exactly what it needs:
org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.jschin the application if it wants to use JSch for SSH connections. If this bundle is present, it will provide the default SshConnectionFactory.
org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.apachein the application if it wants to use Apache MINA sshd for SSH connections. In an OSGi application set the SshConnectionFactory explicitly to a
org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.apache.SshdConnectionFactoryin this case.
As before, it's also possible to use an external SSH application by setting the environment variable
GIT_SSH to contain the path to an SSH executable. If neither bundle is included in the application that's the only built-in support for git SSH connections.
It is also possible to include both bundles and use one or the other for different SSH connections.
For GPG signing of Commits, an application not using this feature no longer needs to contain the fairly large Bouncy Castle libraries. If the application does use this feature, then it needs to include bundle
org.eclipse.jgit.gpg.bc and the Bouncy Castle libraries, or provide its own implementation of org.eclipse.jgit.lib.GpgSigner. If bundle
org.eclipse.jgit.gpg.bc is present, the implementation from this bundle will be taken as default for the org.eclipse.jgit.lib.GpgSigner.
GPG signing is used if:
- the application calls org.eclipse.jgit.api.CommitCommand.setSigning(true), or
- the user has configured git config commit.gpgSign = true.
If GPG-signing a commit is requested but no GpgSigner is installed, an
org.eclipse.jgit.api.errors.ServiceUnavailableException will be thrown.
org.eclipse.jgithas no dependency on JSch (com.jcraft.jsch) anymore.
org.eclipse.jgithas no dependency on Bouncy Castle (org.bouncycastle.*) anymore.
org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.apachenewly requires Apache MINA sshd 2.4.0 (previously 2.2.0). As always, this bundle may not work with newer versions of Apache MINA sshd because of incompatible upstream API changes.
org.eclipse.jgit.ssh.jschdepends on JSch (com.jcraft.jsch). Minimum required version is 0.1.37, but if you have to use this at all, use the latest version 0.1.55. (Versions unchanged from JGit 5.7.0.)
org.eclipse.jgit.gpg.bcnewly requires at least Bouncy Castle 1.65. (Previously JGit required at least 1.61.)
The complete list of new features and bug fixes is available in the release notes.
The following 18 developers worked on this release:
Alex Spradlin, Alexander Nittka, David Ostrovsky, David Pursehouse, Demetr Starshov, Ivan Frade, Jack Wickham, Karsten Thoms, Konrad Windszus, Lars Vogel, Masaya Suzuki, Matthias Sohn, Michael Keppler, Minh Thai, Nail Samatov, Pat Long, Thomas Wolf, Yunjie Li