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DEPRECATED: Obtaining code via GIT

Jetty has its source control on, which is accessible via two different URLs.

Choose your access technique and follow along:

  1. Make sure you have git-svn installed. You can do that by checking if there is help for you:
    git svn --help
  2. Use git-svn to clone the subversion tree to your local disk. This pulls the jetty tree from Subversion, from the HEAD revision, via git-svn, to your local disk as a directory called "jetty".

    The command line is a bit long, so here is a helper bash script to make this task a bit easier:
git svn clone -r HEAD \
 --branches $JETTYSVNROOT/branches \
 --tags $JETTYSVNROOT/tags \
 --trunk $JETTYSVNROOT/trunk \

You now have the codebase in git format to work with.

You execute the "git svn clone" command only once. See the section below, Using GIT From a Subversion User Point of View, to learn about other git commands.

Installing Eclipse Plugins

We recommend these Eclipse plugins:

  • Maven Integration - m2eclipse

Update Site:

  • GIT Team Provider - jgit

Update Site:

Importing into Eclipse

Build the checked out codebase on the command line to make the various dependencies available for use in Eclipse. See Building for details. (This is likely to improve in the future with more m2eclipse plugin releases).

To import Jetty into Eclipse:

  1. Start Eclipse.
  2. Ensure that the recommended Eclipse plugins listed above are installed.
  3. Open the "Import Maven Projects" dialog by going to File > Import ... > General > Maven Projects.
  4. Browse to the 'git-svn' cloned directory for Jetty and import all projects.

Using GIT From a Subversion User Point of View

Git, like Subversion, is at home on the command line. Unlike Subversion, Git can operate entirely without network access. When you modify files and commit your changes, you are only commiting them to the local Git repository that you have recently checked out. Those changes do not exist outside of your own personal Git repository.

The Git - SVN Crash Course is a good reference for those familiar with Subversion, but new to Git. The crash course gives a comparison of popular Subversion commands and what their Git equivalents are.

Here are a few of the most common git commands.

git svn rebase
Performs an update from the Subversion repository at to your local Git repository, of the active branch, followed by a merge of active content into your local changes.
git svn dcommit
Performs a push of the changes in your active Git repository branch to the Subversion repository at
git commit
Performs a local commit of changes to your local Git repository.
git status
Shows the status of the changes made in your working directory (pending commits, modified files, untracked files, etc...).
git log
Shows a log of changes in your local Git repository.
NOTE: Your local changes are always at the top of this log; other entries below your changes show a 'git-svn-id' message indicating that it is content being tracked from the Subversion repository.
git add {filename}
Adds a file to the pending commit to your local Git repository.


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