Okay; it's late and I must be tired because I can't figure out how to use the Git4Idea plugin with IDEA 8.1.
I've configured IDEA's VCS for Git by pointing to the Git.exe (Google's Git-220.127.116.11-preview) and it tested fine. Then I did a Git init to initialize Git in a directory separate from my project directory.
At this point, I opened the Changes window to add all unversioned files (my whole project since I just added VCS). The changes window shows a title of "Changes Local" and the change set is Default.
The problem is, there is no "Unversioned Files" node as described in the online help about "Adding Files to A Local Git Repository". Clicking refresh had no effect. What do I need to do to get the unversioned files to show up?
I'm thinking Git integration must be set up as I see the Git menus under Tools and in context menus.
Admittedly, I work with Eclipse all day at my "day job" and am just now getting back to using IDEA after almost a year's absence. I'm also new to Git. So there's a lot I could be doing wrong here.
I'd welcome any suggestions on where I'm going wrong.
Thanks in advance.