Git Support ready-ness

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Thu Sep 2 22:32:57 UTC 2010

On 02.09.10 22:46:15, David Nolden wrote:
> I think we don't have the ressources to maintain a git plugin that
> works with many versions, so we should simply go the version-check way
> (it could be checked when kdevelop decides whether a directory is
> controlled by git, it could always return false and do a warning on
> the command-line if the version is too old). Personally I can solve
> this for myself by doing a _local_ installation of a current git
> version.

As I just discussed with Aleix on irc, thats not going to be a
good-enough solution as at least --porcelain for git status was only
implemented in 1.7 (which was first released end of February 2010). IMHO
we do need to support git versions that are 1.5-2 years old which means
everything since (roughly) and hence we have to be able to parse
--porcelain as well as --short output for git status.

Other git-parameters things will also need to be checked for being
available in 1.6.0.


Good news.  Ten weeks from Friday will be a pretty good day.

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