Eclipse Git Team Provider (EGit) project repository (egit)
Latest commit 92a2bac Aug 30, 2016 @msohn msohn Improve EGit.setup
- set default target platform to Neon
- remove Luna target platform
- use Jetty 9.2.13 for Neon and Mars
- use SWTBot snapshot version for Neon and Mars
- locate nested projects for EGit

Change-Id: I575160058ee4700d31b683a94d1477cd4d8f7a32
Signed-off-by: Matthias Sohn <>
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.mvn [test log] Unify pom.xml for tests and configure JVM Jan 23, 2016
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org.eclipse.egit.core.test Allow to run tests with higher mockito version Aug 23, 2016
org.eclipse.egit.core Recompute index diff on project deletions Aug 5, 2016
org.eclipse.egit.doc Merge branch 'stable-4.4' Jul 12, 2016
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org.eclipse.egit.gitflow.ui Added date time column to feature checkout dialog Aug 29, 2016
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org.eclipse.egit.repository Add lfs bundles to P2 repository Jul 4, 2016
org.eclipse.egit.source-feature Prepare 4.5.0-SNAPSHOT builds Jun 1, 2016 Update Neon orbit repository to final release R20160520211859 Jun 10, 2016
org.eclipse.egit.ui.importer.tests Prepare 4.5.0-SNAPSHOT builds Jun 1, 2016
org.eclipse.egit.ui.smartimport Prepare 4.5.0-SNAPSHOT builds Jun 1, 2016
org.eclipse.egit.ui.test Allow to run tests with higher mockito version Aug 23, 2016
org.eclipse.egit.ui Remove unused method Aug 27, 2016
org.eclipse.egit Prepare 4.5.0-SNAPSHOT builds Jun 1, 2016
tools Improve EGit.setup Aug 30, 2016
.gitattributes Initial EGit contribution to Sep 30, 2009
.gitignore Allow users to push to upstream when committing Sep 4, 2012 Update SUBMITTING_PATCHES Jul 21, 2014
EGIT_INSTALL Set minimum required Java version to Java 7 Feb 10, 2015
LICENSE Initial EGit contribution to Sep 30, 2009 Update readme to describe current state of symlink support Feb 2, 2015
egit.psf Remove references to org.eclipse.jgit.java7 Aug 8, 2016
pom.xml Merge branch 'stable-4.4' Jul 12, 2016

Eclipse Git Plugin

EGit is an Eclipse plugin for working with Git repositories. It is based on the JGit library, which is a Git implementation in pure Java.

This package is licensed under the EPL. Please refer to the LICENSE file for the complete license.

This package is composed of the following major components:

  • org.eclipse.egit.core

    An Eclipse plugin providing an interface to org.eclipse.jgit and support routines to allow processing against the Eclipse workspace and resource APIs, rather than the standard Java file APIs. It also supplies the team provider implementation.

  • org.eclipse.egit.ui

    An Eclipse plugin providing the user interface on top of org.eclipse.egit.core.

  • org.eclipse.egit.core.test

    Unit tests for org.eclipse.egit.core.

  • org.eclipse.egit.ui.test

    UI tests for org.eclipse.egit.ui.

  • org.eclipse.egit

    A plugin for packaging

  • org.eclipse.egit-feature

    Also packaging. This project is for building an Eclipse "feature" out of the plugins above.

  • org.eclipse.egit.repository

    This package is for producing a p2 repository, i.e. a web site you can point your eclipse at and just upgrade.

There are other components which provide integration with other plugins.


  • Symbolic links are supported on Java 7 and higher and require that the optional JGit Java 7 feature is installed. For remaining issues with symbolic link support see

  • CRLF conversion works for some things, but is in general still being worked on.


  • In general, EGit supports at least the latest two Eclipse releases. For details, please see

  • Newer version of EGit may implement new functionality, remove existing functions and change others without other notice than what is written in the commit log and source files themselves.

Package Features

The following list is not complete, but it gives an overview of the features:

  • org.eclipse.egit.core

    • Supplies an Eclipse team provider.

    • Connect/disconnect the provider to a project.

    • Search for the repositories associated with a project by autodetecting the Git repository directories.

    • Store which repositories are tied to which containers in the Eclipse workspace.

    • Tracks moves/renames/deletes and reflects them in the cache tree.

    • Resolves through linked containers.

  • org.eclipse.egit.ui

    • Connect team provider wizard panels.

    • Connect to Git team provider by making a new repository.

    • Connect to Git team provider by searching local filesystem for existing repository directories.

    • Team actions: track (add), untrack (remove), disconnect, show history, compare version.

    • Resource decorator shows file/directory state in the package explorer and other views.

    • Creating new commits or amending commits.

    • View for staging changes (whole files and partial staging), showing their differences and committing them.

    • Graphical history viewer with the ability to compare versions using eclipse built-in compare editor.

    • Clone, push, pull, fetch

    • Merge, rebase, cherry-pick

Missing Features

  • gitattributes support

    In particular CRLF conversion is not yet fully implemented.


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See the EGit Contributor Guide:

About Git

More information about Git, its repository format, and the canonical C based implementation can be obtained from the Git websites: