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Re: [epf-dev] Will Git be supported for version control?

Thanks Chris,
I was a bit unsure about version numbers but I arrived at this (wrong) conclusion after accessing the configuration info in Eclipse/EPF via Help > About > Installation Details > Configuration.I checked version number of org.eclipse.platform assuming this would match the overall version number. As it turns out it doesn't. To me it is not clear how one can determine the Eclipse platform version EPF is based on.

When I access configuration EPF I get
org.eclipse.platform (3.3.200.v200906111540) "Eclipse Platform" [Installed]

In Eclipse 3.6.1. I can see for example
org.eclipse.platform (3.6.1.r361_v20100909-9gF78GrkFqw7GrsZnvz0JWNTeb6fue6896L) "Eclipse Platform"

3.5.2 is eclipse-java-galileo-SR2-win32.zip I think. Which has
org.eclipse.platform (3.3.202.v201002111343) "Eclipse Platform" [Resolved]

Anyway, that looks pretty close, so from this we expect that EPF will integrate with Eclipse 3.5.2

I did a quick test (on Windows 7) to see if GIT will work with EPF and it seems to work fine.

  1. Copied features and plugins directory from EPF into a Eclipse 3.5.2 installation
  2. Start Eclipse 3.5.2
  3. Help > Install New Software
  4. Added new update site for GIT plugin EGIT - http://download.eclipse.org/egit/updates
  5. Restart
  6. Opened a method library
  7. Open resource perspective
  8. Right mouse on method lib and Team > Share project
  9. Choose GIT
  10. Create repos
  11. Added the files and successfully committed method lib to new repos

So EGIT seems to offer a way to use EPF with GIT. The EGIT project is btw in the incubation phase.
Best Regards,

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Chris Sibbald <Chris.Sibbald@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Onno,

EPF is based on Eclipse 3.5.2.


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From:        Onno van der Straaten <onno.van.der.straaten@xxxxxxxxx>
To:        Eclipse Process Framework Project Developers List <epf-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:        02/08/2011 03:03 AM
Subject:        Re: [epf-dev] Will Git be supported for version control?
Sent by:        epf-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

It has been some time ago I last did this so I thought I best check the status first before giving you any instructions on how this can be achieved.

As it turns out EPF is based on an pretty old version of the Eclipse platform, I never expected it to be based on the most recent version but as it turns out it is based on a 'archived' Eclipse version. It is not based on Eclipse Helios (3.6), Eclipse Galileo (3.5), Eclipse Ganymede (3.4)  but on version 3.3.2.

GIT is fairly new so we can be sure that Eclipse GIT plugins will not be available for 3.3.2.

Upgrading EPF to 3.6 should be a priority I think. It is not part of any EPF release plan currently? There are two things I would very much like to see happen with EPF: 1) make EPF available as a Eclipse plugin so it can be easily installed into/added to an existing Eclipse installation 2) upgrade EPF to the most recent Eclipse platform version and ideally it should not lag to much behind the most recent Eclipse platform version.

Best Regards,

On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Lyle <webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 07/02/2011 13:39, Onno van der Straaten wrote:
It is possible to install EPF as a plugin in Eclipse so you can use it together with other useful Eclipse plugins. That way I have used EPF together with MyLyn and Subversion. In a similar way it should be possible to use EPF with GIT I think.

Are there any guides on how this might be achieved? Unfortunately I haven't used Eclipse :/


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