nbgit - plugin detail

Integrates the Git version control system into NetBeans IDE using the JGit library.

NetBeans Plugin - nbgit
Plugin owner: fonseca
Website: http://nbgit.googlecode.com/
Added: 2008-09-10
License: GNU General Public License (GPL) v2 with Class-Path exception
Category: Version Control Systems
Downloaded: 7,931 times
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Download plugin   Download size: 0.99 MB   Last Update: 2009-09-01

This plugin is also available on the NetBeans Plugin Portal Update Center. Use 'Tools > Plugins' action from the NetBeans IDE main menu for convenient installation of this plugin

What's new in this version

New features:

  • Initial support for cloning; Only git:// protocol is supported for now. (issue 48)
  • Graph visualization of repository history. (issue 1)
  • Check email addresses entered though the properties UI. (issue 4)

Bug fixes:

  • Track changes to and refresh internally cached .gitignore files. (issue 3)
  • Gracefully handle repositories containing submodules. (issue 23, issue 33, issue 34)
  • Fix revert when using folder/project selection. (issue 51)

Verifications for NetBeans versions

6.7 verification PASSED See verification details


This module adds support for working with the Git version control system. It is based on the NetBeans Mercurial module and uses the JGit library to interact with Git repositories. Because the module is Java code all the way, it works cross-platform modulo platform specific differences, such as file system behavior.

Note: This module is still experimental and may randomly crash, eat all your memory, or otherwise mess up your NetBeans IDE.

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User Comments


Working pretty well with it

Posted by dvdrtrgn on Jul 28, 2010

Is this addon works with 6.8

Please tell this information - is one of most useful plugin for me
Posted by grey2k on Apr 26, 2010

Re: Couldn't install on Netbeans 6.7.1

Try the updated version (nbgit-0.2). Else be sure to check for the newest versions at:http://code.google.com/p/nbgit/downloads/list
Posted by fonseca on Aug 24, 2009

Couldn't install on Netbeans 6.7.1

Hi, IIRC the plugin worked fine with Netbeans 6.5. But now, when trying to install it on Netbeans 6.7.1, i get the following error: Warning - could not install some modules: nbgit - The module named org.netbeans.modules.editor.deprecated.pre61completion/0 was needed and not found.

It would be great if the plugin could be adapted to use it with 6.7.1, too!
Posted by flschmitt on Aug 24, 2009