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Why do (all) eclipse projects have a .gitignore per plug-in project? [message #1403272] Mon, 21 July 2014 14:33 Go to next message
Felix Dorner is currently offline Felix DornerFriend
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Hi,

So we have this discussion going on about one .gitignore at the repo
root vs one .gitignore per plug-in/feature project.

I saw that all (at least all that I have looked at) eclipse projects use
the one .gitignore per plug-in approach. Is there any specific reason to
favor this approach over the other? At a first look, one .gitignore per
plug-in project seems to be lots of redundant information, no?

I thought that the only reason was that EGit wouldn't honor the
..gitignore contents if it's located outside the .project, but that
doesn't seem to be true (any more?).

Thanks for hints,
Felix
Re: Why do (all) eclipse projects have a .gitignore per plug-in project? [message #1403382 is a reply to message #1403272] Wed, 23 July 2014 11:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Matthias Sohn is currently offline Matthias SohnFriend
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AFAIK EGit supports .gitignore in the root of the working tree since JGit added support for gitignore.
Re: Why do (all) eclipse projects have a .gitignore per plug-in project? [message #1403533 is a reply to message #1403382] Thu, 24 July 2014 10:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Felix Dorner is currently offline Felix DornerFriend
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On 23/07/2014 13:24, Matthias Sohn wrote:
> AFAIK EGit supports .gitignore in the root of the working tree since
> JGit added support for gitignore.
>

So probably all the .gitignores were just automatically added by EGit
and maintainers didn't worry about merging them into just one .gitignore
at their repo root?

Felix
Re: Why do (all) eclipse projects have a .gitignore per plug-in project? [message #1403551 is a reply to message #1403533] Thu, 24 July 2014 11:12 Go to previous message
Matthias Sohn is currently offline Matthias SohnFriend
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EGit auto-ignores derived resources if the Preference
"Team > Git > Projects > Automatically ignored derived resources by adding them to .gitignore"
is switched on and the platform sends events that derived resources have been created
(typically triggered by the build).
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