- 1 Fold handling with Collapse-O-Matic plugin
- 2 GitHub and GitLab
- 3 xTIMEcomposer .git repository directory
- 4 Using git commands to make a local git repository
- 5 Using GitHub Desktop to make a local git repository
- 6 xTIMEcomposer Code Under Version Control
- 7 References
Yes I know that GitHub and GitLab are two different companies. GitHub is even owned by Microsoft. And that Git is a sw tracking system developed by Linus Torvalds in 2005.
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I am posting this here because I work alone, being retired and away from the guys I used to ask. Now I can ask this note!-) I have no Pull Requests to think about. So far I only have local Git repositories and I have used GitHub only to fetch other people’s code.
I use Git because it’s nice to have the history at my fingertips.
GitHub and GitLab
xTIMEcomposer .git repository directory
The Git repository directory is not visible in xTIMEcomposer. (The repository itself is of course visible, it’s in some of the Console view’s tabs). It is a hidden directory called .git (standard by Git), residing at the same level as bin and src. You will see it in Finder (I use a Mac) if you have made hidden directories visible:
In Sierra (macOS 10.12, 2016) it’s a keyboard shortcut, see How to show hidden files and folders including ~/Library on a Mac (Macworld):
Hold down Cmd + Shift + . (dot)
I just updated to High Sierra (from El Capitan) and it’s a beautiful function! And easy to remember: “make dot files visible or not”: cmd shift dot!
On older macOS (OS X) you’d have to do it in Terminal. It’s described in How to show hidden files in Finder (OS X 10.9)?
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1
Using git commands to make a local git repository
I asked about this at the XCore Exchange forum (by XMOS): How to move files into newly made git repository
Aside (begin): git needs to be installed first
git is part of MacOS
Xcode. So it should be there! However, when I in 2021 started using the 2010 Mac Mini with macOS Sierra 10.12.6, there was no
Xcode! And I couldn’t find any that old to install! Luckily I found How to Install Command Line Tools in Mac OS X (Without Xcode) from 2014 on OSXDaily (I now see the theme covered all over the place). The magic is the
and then do as the pop-up window says! It took some minutes to download the 130 MB (?) of code containing:
BuildStrings gcov pagestuff CpMac git projectInfo DeRez git-receive-pack ranlib GetFileInfo git-shell rebase MergePef git-upload-archive redo_prebinding MvMac git-upload-pack resolveLinks ResMerger gm4 rpcgen Rez gnumake segedit RezDet gperf size RezWack hdxml2manxml size-classic SetFile headerdoc2html strings SplitForks indent strip UnRezWack install_name_tool svn ar ld svnadmin as lex svnbench asa libtool svndumpfilter bison lipo svnfsfs bitcode_strip lldb svnlook c++ llvm-cov svnmucc c89 llvm-dsymutil svnrdump c99 llvm-dwarfdump svnserve cc llvm-nm svnsync clang llvm-objdump svnversion clang++ llvm-otool swift cmpdylib llvm-profdata swift-build codesign_allocate llvm-size swift-build-tool cpp lorder swift-demangle ctags m4 swift-package ctf_insert make swift-run dsymutil mig swift-stdlib-tool dsymutil-classic nasm swift-test dwarfdump ndisasm swiftc dyldinfo nm tapi flex nm-classic unifdef flex++ nmedit unifdefall g++ objdump unwinddump gatherheaderdoc otool xml2man gcc otool-classic yac
The day after I was asked to update, rather nice: Command Line Tools (macOS Sierra version 10.12) for Xcode 9.2. UPDATE. So now I have these: (but I didn’t check the previous versions):
xcode-select --version xcode-select version 2347. git --version git version 2.14.3 (Apple Git-98)
The short answer is that it cannot be done from inside xTIMEcomposer. Larry wrote (I have modified line 2). To get to this then start Terminal and cd to the project directory (just below workspace) and run the commands:
If you turn individual projects inside your workspace into Git repositories, xTIMEcomposer will pick these up and give you a graphical interface to manage them:
git init git add Makefile src/*.xc src/*.c src/*.h src/*.cpp git add *.xn *.xscope
(list here or use “Add to index” in xTIMEcomposer later on)
git add .cproject .project git commit -m Initial
inside each project’s directory. You might not want the project files under source control, as they change quite frequently.
I added src/*.c.
When you gave done this you should have a .git directory at the same level as bin and src.
To tell xTIMEcomposer about it you’ll have to do Team | Share Project.. and select the new Git respository you just made. Alternatively “Add an existing local Git repository to this view” (see below) I guess. However, when I have done this and do Compare With | HEAD Revision then that HEAD revision is empty. But if I do a new Team | Commit and select files by hand (because they are all unticked of course) I do get a HEAD revision, without any diff… hmm. Maybe that initial HEAD revision should be empty?
Using GitHub Desktop to make a local git repository
It’s also possible to use the GitHub Desktop:
File | Add Local Repository
I then did a commit telling that it was first and that I had used the GitHub Desktop.
You will also have to tell xTIMEcomposer about this. I opened the Git Repositories tab in a Console view. I then did this:
I let xTIMEcomposer know where .git was. I could inspect the initial commit in the Git Reflog tab and there was the initial commit.
I then did a commit as usual in the IDE, on the project, like this:
Team | Commit
xTIMEcomposer Code Under Version Control
I found this by ahogen: https://gist.github.com/ahogen/93bf33ce47bb96c7fda60d844238fa43.
Do you need to keep your code under source/revision control with a solution like Git, Subversion (SVN), Mercurial? Are you using an Eclipse-based IDE like xTIMEcomposer (XMOS) or Code Composer Studio (Texas Instruments) and hate all the
/.metadata junk that should stay far away from your precous (sic) code?