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Gerrit at the Eclipse Foundation

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 14, 2012

The Eclipse Foundation has made Gerrit available for projects using the Git version control system at https://git.eclipse.org/r/. This allows patches to be sent directly in the form of commits which can be applied to a Git repository, although the Eclipse IP Process needs to be updated to make it widely useful. Read on to find out what this means for Eclipse projects.

NetBeans 7.1 Shipped with JavaFX 2.0 and CSS3 Support

by Charles Humble on  Jan 05, 2012 7

Oracle have today released NetBeans 7.1, with a strong emphasis on GUI enhancements. The product includes developer support for JavaFX 2.0, significant updates to the Swing Builder (Matisse), and tools for visual debugging of both JavaFX and Swing user interfaces. For web GUI, NetBeans continues to flesh out its already strong HTML 5 coverage, adding support for CSS3.

GitHub Has Open Sourced Janky, A CI Server

by Abel Avram on  Dec 23, 2011

GitHub has open sourced Janky, their Continuous Integration server built on top of Jenkins and augmented with Hubot, a chat automation tool.

Kernel.org Back After Security Breach

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 04, 2011

After over a month since Kernel.org's security breach was announced (and subsequently taken off-line), the Kernel.org website has been brought back on-line.

BitBucket Offers Git Support

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 03, 2011

Today, on the one-year anniversary of the purchase of BitBucket, Atlassian announced that BitBucket will be offering Git repositories, as well as their long-supported Hg repositories

Interview with Spring Social Lead Craig Walls

by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 19, 2011

Following on from the recent release of Spring Social, InfoQ caught up with Craig Walls, lead of the project. The interview covered the current state of the project, as well as the community involvement since its release.

MonoDevelop 2.6 Adds Git, Mac Support

by Jenni Konrad on  Sep 15, 2011

Version 2.6 of MonoDevelop, the open-source IDE for .NET and Mono development, includes several new features, the most notable of which are Git integration and support for the Mac platform via the MonoMac add-in.

GitHub Adds Web-Based File Edit and Commit Feature

by Werner Schuster on  Aug 16, 2011

GitHub just added a new feature: files in the web view of a Git repository can now be edited and then committed in the browser. A similar feature was added to Google Code a few months ago.

Veracity, a New DVCS Based on a Distributed Database

by Abel Avram on  Jul 19, 2011 5

Veracity is a DVCS that can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and uses a distributed database for its repository.

Google Code Gets Git

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 15, 2011 5

Google Code has finally released support for Git repositories on Google Code, adding to the existing DVCS support with Mercurial and the CVCS support of Subversion. The only remaining player not to fully move towards Git repositories is now Apache, which has its own read-only copies of a writable Subversion repository.

GitHub Releases OSX Client

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 22, 2011

GitHub have launched a desktop client for Mac OS X called simply GitHub for Mac.

GitHub Passes 2m Repositories

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 21, 2011

GitHub recently announced they had passed two million git repositories hosted, with 70% being created in the last year alone and an expected 1m users later this year. What else is new at GitHub?

Eclipse on GitHub

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 01, 2011

First Haskell, and now Eclipse moves to GitHub. Only Git repositories are being mirrored to GitHub, but there's more than 70 repositories already created at the Eclipse Foundation page on GitHub. With EGit 0.11 being released as part of 3.6.2 and aiming for a 1.0 release in Eclipse 3.7, there's more demand than ever to move to Git for Eclipse projects.

Haskell moves to Git

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 01, 2011

The well-known Haskell implementation GHC is moving from Darcs to a repository on GitHub, citing wider tool support and faster operations.

IronPython/IronRuby have Decided on Github and CodePlex

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 26, 2010

Since Microsoft announced that it was giving up control of its Iron languages, there has been a quiet debate on where to host the project. The negotiations have finally been settled and the winner is Github for source control and CodePlex for issue tracking.

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