|author||Matthias Sohn||2015-01-26 19:10:13 -0500|
|committer||Matthias Sohn||2015-02-10 08:52:07 -0500|
Set minimum required Java version to Java 7
Also update the installation instructions. Bug: 458476 Change-Id: I7a2b20bb7d5ec71d63feeb068078bc4a94fa2f24 Signed-off-by: Matthias Sohn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'EGIT_INSTALL')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 22 deletions
diff --git a/EGIT_INSTALL b/EGIT_INSTALL
index 2697a8a926..b5ab57bd62 100644
@@ -1,18 +1,14 @@
- EGit Installation
In order to install the Git Eclipse plugin you need to have the following
-- Eclipse version 3.5 (Ganymede) or 3.6 (Helios)
+- Eclipse version 3.8.2/4.2.2 or newer
-- Java 6. Java 1.5.0_11 and later seems to work. The reason is that
- the garbage collection does not do a good enough job when using memory
- mapped files. The sources can be hacked to used non-mapped files but
- that is very slow. JDK 1.4.x is *not* supported at all and JDK 1.5 is only
- supported as long as it works :).
+- Since 4.0 JGit and EGit require Java 7.
- A reasonably recent version of Git itself installed on your platform to
take care of what the plugin does not yet do or do things that native
@@ -25,26 +21,16 @@ AUTOMATED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
MANUAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
-- Delete any old versions of the plugin in the <eclipse-path>/plugins/org.eclipse.egit.*
-- Start eclipse
-- Make sure a recent JDK 1.5.0_11 or JDK 1.6.x is among your installed JRE's. Which
- one is the default should not matter but Java 6 is recommended.
-- Import the egit projects. Make sure there are no compilation errors
-- Now you can either export the plugin to a set of jar files to use in an Eclipse
- installation or run it from within Eclipse. The latter is for development and
- tracking down bugs.
-- Export the plugin by selecting the org.eclipse.egit.* packages in package
- explorer and choosing File/Export. Then select Deployable plug-ins and
- fragments and choose the Next button. Set Directory to the top of your
- installation directory (NOT the plugins directory). Select Finish. After
- that restart Eclipse. You can associate a project with Eclipse using the
- Team>Share menu in the context menu when a project is selected.
+- Run the Maven build as described in the contributor guide
+ and install egit from the p2 repository generated by the build at
- Select the org.eclipse.egit.ui project, and using the context menu select
Run As(or Debug As) / Eclipse Application. Make sure the application runs
- using JDK 1.6 (or JDK1.5.0_11 or newer) if you have any problems.
+ using JDK 1.7 or newer.