Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Next steps with git...

So after doing a checkout of the repository using git-svn for over two hours I started looking for an eclipse plugin for git.

What I found was EGit, which installed fine... but... well none of the git options appeared. Neither can I import from a git repository nor can I use git commands on the ready project. I tried to install about 5 times and failed 5 times. Maybe it is an error with the plugin, or something with eclipse is making a problem - I really don't know. The error log is clean.

So for me the one and only existing Git plugin for eclipse I found is unusable for me atm.... Next minus for git.

In fact I am now wondering about how to use something equal to for example RapidSVN. A diff tool, that allows me to remove different changes is very important to me - doing that only on the command line is not very effective.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Trying out Git

My current work requires a lot of changes and experiments so I thought it might be good to try out git with the subversion back end.

So the first step is to make a local repository and then get the current svn repository... uhm, yes, the complete repository. Well ok, I am chekcing out only for trunk here, but that is the branch with the most traffic. NOw trunk is atm around revision 19250. A lot of those are not relevant for trunk, since it is about making branches or the test system making commits. But even if a third of those are normal revisions, we still talk about over 6000 revision. Revision git will all have to download.

Now after 45 Minutes I am at about revision 2350... 17000 to go... ehm... this will take hours it seems.

Ok, you have to do that part only once, but still... This I take as a minus for git vs. svn