| What should Team > Create patch do? Does EGit supply it? [message #1753903]
||Sun, 12 February 2017 05:06
| Jim DeLaHunt
Registered: March 2014
Location: Vancouver, Canada
I am using EGit with LiClipse, an Eclipse derivative. I am trying to move changes from one Git repository using patches.
When I open my repository in "PyDev Package Explorer" view, and I click on the project's top-level node or any node in the project, a pop-up menu appears. This menu includes a Team > menu. The Team > menu has entries "Merge tool", "Show local history", "Ignore", "Commit", "Repository >", "Advanced >", "Create patch...", "Apply patch...", "Show in History", "Show in Repository View", "Show annotations".
Am I right in believing that EGit supplies the Team > menu?
In the EGit User Guide, I see references to various items that resemble Team > menu items, but I don't see any forthright statement that "EGit provides a Team > menu on project nodes, here are the items in that menu, here is what each item does".
I read the User Guide section on patches. I see discussion of how to create patches from the History view, using a different menu than the Team > menu. I don't see any discussion about how to either create or apply patches from the Team > menu.
When I select the Team > Create patch... from a project node, I get an error dialogue box, "Cannot create patch. There are no changes in the workspace for the current selection. [OK]" I don't see anything in the EGit User Guide explaining what are the "changes in the workspace" to which this message refers.
What should the Team > Create patch... menu item do? Should it do something useful in current EGit?
My LiClipse IDE is based on Eclipse Platform 4.6.1.v20160907-1200, with Eclipse Git Team Provider 22.214.171.124609210915-r. I am on Mac OS X 10.10.5.
--Jim DeLaHunt, multilingual websites consultant, Vancouver Canada
Running Liclipse. Coding in Python, SQL, PHP, Prolog.
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