Git HTTP Access (for the 4th time?)

Hi - there are 3 previous requests about this as far as I can see by searching the forums. They are:

Gordon Tyler, October 2009, getting a response from Dmitry Jemerov saying that http access would overload jetbrains servers, but a GitHub would be used as a clone. http://devnet.jetbrains.net/message/5248424#5248424

A very similar post earlier in October 2009 http://devnet.jetbrains.net/message/5247124#5247124

And one answered by Denis Zhdanov in July 2011 http://devnet.jetbrains.net/message/5311692#5311692 in which there is talk of fixing the HEAD file and then reference to a YouTrack item, http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/ADM-658

Denis says "Feel free to track the progress of ADM-658." but ADA-658 is not accessible to regular users (or at least, I can't see it).

What is the latest please!?

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Hi Anthony,

Thanks for the question, current state is as follows - we will setup intellij community repo mirror at the github, so, it will be possible to use all of the git infrastructure there (including http access).

The project will be located here.

Regards, Denis

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Thanks Denis - that sounds like the right plan. My next question is, given that this has been talked about since late October 2009, when can I expect this to be complete? I am not looking for a commitment, just an inidcation (though a commitment would be fine too!)

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The most optimistic expectation is to have that done next week. I'll add an entry to my checklist to update the task status at the end of the next week. Feel free to contact me if I forget to do that.

Denis

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Looks like I was too pessimistic with the 'optimistic expectations'. Please try intellij community at github - https://github.com/JetBrains/intellij-community

Denis

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That's great. Sorry to be so damned helpless but I'm new to GIT. I've been trying for over and hour and all I can get is:

Cloning into intellij-community...
error: cannot spawn git: No such file or directory

All the googling I do seems to turn up very technical git issues. From the IDEA Version Control / Check out from Version Control / Git  dialog the "Test" button fails.

I have set the proxy information on the commandline using git config --http.proxy and the proxy is used. I don't know how to do the same from IDEA.

Thanks if you can help.

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Hello,

Please check this reference page.

Btw, I'd suggest you to test that local setup is correct by trying to clone from command line. If that is ok, proceed to configure IJ.

Denis

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Mmm, that's already set, for plugins. Not sure what the problem is... will post here if I ever figure it out.

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But what is about command-line cloning? Does it work?

Denis

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Nope, it was on the command-line that I got the above error (cannot spawn git: No such file or directory).

The commands I had issued were
git config --global http.proxy http://INTRANET\\\<username>:<password>@<proxy>:<port>
git clone https://github.com/JetBrains/intellij-community idea

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Anthony,

It seems like a problem with your Git setup.
Please try if simple "git version" works for you. What is the output?

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Welcome to Git (version 1.7.6-preview20110708)


Run 'git help git' to display the help index.
Run 'git help <command>' to display help for specific commands.

hollanda@LDNDWM418100 /c/Workspace/IdeaDev
$ git version
git version 1.7.6.msysgit.0

hollanda@LDNDWM418100 /c/Workspace/IdeaDev
$

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Anthony, your error might come from the high numbers of tags (see here: http://groups.google.com/group/msysgit/browse_thread/thread/e9b1403d440340b2) in that repo.

But should be able to workaround it like this:

mkdir idea-community
git init idea-community
cd idea-community
git remote add origin http://github.com/JetBrains/intellij-community
git pull

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