|Re: [jgit-dev] Egit/Jgit support for relocated .git directories|
On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 1:18 AM, Chris Packham <judge.packham@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > This is a bit of a secondhand bug report/query so sorry if the details > are a bit sketchy. > > Since git 1.7.8: > > ``When populating a new submodule directory with "git submodule init", > the $GIT_DIR metainformation directory for submodules is created inside > $GIT_DIR/modules/<name>/ directory of the superproject and referenced > via the gitfile mechanism. This is to make it possible to switch > between commits in the superproject that has and does not have the > submodule in the tree without re-cloning.'' > > I've had several colleagues at work tell me that with the relocated > $GIT_DIR the Egit integration with eclipse doesn't work. I can't really > qualify "doesn't work" but from what I've been told importing the > project works but blaming/annotating doesn't. > > I believe the gitfile mechanism isn't new but it possibly hasn't been > used by many Egit/Jgit users. Can anyone confirm if it is supported by > Egit/Jgit (and I'm barking up the wrong tree). I am pretty certain we forgot to support gitfile in JGit. Hence this doesn't work in EGit. Whoops.
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