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Bug 268242 - Allow to use system-installed git instead of bundled JGit
Summary: Allow to use system-installed git instead of bundled JGit
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: versioncontrol
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Git (show other bugs)
Version: Dev
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: Ondrej Vrabec
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-09-28 07:31 UTC by terje7601
Modified: 2017-04-17 06:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description terje7601 2016-09-28 07:31:03 UTC
I'd like to be able to use the system-installed git, because:
* JGit inevitably lags behind, examples being "gitattributes" (cf. [1]) and "git worktree" support (cf. [2], issue 268105 here). And then NetBeans adds another delay, because it needs to upgrade the bundled JGit (though I assume it's upgraded for every release).
* JGit's lack of support of certain features may actually cause data loss [3]
* NetBeans alone is not sufficient (e.g. because there's no graph visualization support, cf. issue 221662), so developers still have to install some other instance of git anyway (either simply using gitk, or a tool such as SourceTree)
* it's already possible to do this for other bundled tools, such as Maven