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Getting Started with Eclipse Juno by Vinicius H. S. Durelli, Rafael Medeiros Teixeira, Rodrigo Fraxino Araujo

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Git

Git works a little bit different from SVN. It does not copy the repository, but it clones it. In this context, it is possible to perform any operation locally, without a connection to the Internet, because the complete repository is available. It is possible to perform several actions, such as branching, merging, or committing.

A few differences between Git and SVN are as follows:

  • Git is distributed
  • Git stores the metadata instead of the actual files along with the existing commits
  • Git can work without an active Internet connection since the operations are performed locally

Eclipse comes with a preinstalled plugin to deal with the Git program. The EGit is an Eclipse plugin that provides the Git version control system. As previously mentioned, because ...

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