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EGit and symbolic links [message #712847] Sun, 07 August 2011 20:45 Go to next message
Christoph Pospiech is currently offline Christoph PospiechFriend
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Hi,

I am using EGit nightly build (and upgraded yesterday). Apparently, when I import a project via EGit, symbolic links are turned into flat files.

Is this a known phenomenon ?

Christoph Pospiech
Re: EGit and symbolic links [message #713152 is a reply to message #712847] Mon, 08 August 2011 06:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Robin Rosenberg is currently offline Robin RosenbergFriend
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Christoph.Pospiech skrev 2011-08-07 22.45:
> Hi,
>
> I am using EGit nightly build (and upgraded yesterday). Apparently, when
> I import a project via EGit, symbolic links are turned into flat files.
>
> Is this a known phenomenon ?

Yes, we know about it. Until recently Java had no way to deal with
symbolic links, but still we need to work with Java5, which does not
have Java7 support.

It would be possible to implement something that is enabled only when
Java 7 is installed.

-- robin
Re: EGit and symbolic links [message #713330 is a reply to message #712847] Mon, 08 August 2011 11:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matthias Sohn is currently offline Matthias SohnFriend
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see the following bugs:

JGit:
- https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=318598

EGit:
- https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=334137
- https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=351976
Re: EGit and symbolic links [message #713446 is a reply to message #713330] Mon, 08 August 2011 13:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Christoph Pospiech is currently offline Christoph PospiechFriend
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Thanks for the explanations (Java5 vs. Java7 functionality).

It looks like the above two bugs are dealing with the same problem.

I understand that there will be no solution until eclipse is using java7.
Is this correct ? Any coarse estimate when that will be ?

Christoph Pospiech
Re: EGit and symbolic links [message #716979 is a reply to message #713446] Thu, 18 August 2011 23:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matthias Sohn is currently offline Matthias SohnFriend
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I am planning to look into using Java 7 to improve jgit this fall, but I will start with the NIO2 features first which can help to improve performance as this affects more projects :~)
Re: EGit and symbolic links [message #956573 is a reply to message #712847] Wed, 24 October 2012 16:19 Go to previous message
Pascal Maurel is currently offline Pascal MaurelFriend
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Hi,
Do you have any idea when a new version of egit (based on Java 7) dealing with symbolic links will be available ?
Thanks,
Pascal
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