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The Start of an Adventure – EGit/JGit 0.7.1

The EGit/JGit teams are happy to announce the EGit and JGit 0.7.1 release.

You can install it by pointing to this software repository in Eclipse:

This marks the first official release of EGit and JGit at and a big step towards Git at Eclipse. This release was mostly focused on the move to and infrastructure related items. It’s important to note that this release is still an incubation release. I don’t want to be cliche, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.

It’s especially hard that people have been spoiled by the quality of the CVS tooling at Eclipse. On the whole, we are rapidly working on improving JGit and the tooling but require community feedback to make it happen. The workflows aren’t perfect yet but the tooling works well in many cases.

So now that you understand a bit, how can you help?

The goal is to have 0.8.0 go out just before the Eclipse Helios release (June 2010). We plan on adding a Git Repositories view, further expanding http support and cleaning up the user interface. With the help from the community, I expect great things by the Helios release. On top of that, we expect to have one or two Google Summer of Code (GSOC) students working on improvements.

For now, put your beta testing hats on and explore what EGit and JGit has to offer.

We thrive on community feedback and involvement.