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18 July 2011, 12:16

Google Code gains native Git support

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Google Code Logo Google has added native support for Git, the distributed revision control system developed by Linus Torvalds, to its Google Code project hosting site. Now, when developers create a new project, they can choose between Git, Mercurial and Subversion as their project's version control system – support for Mercurial was added in April 2009. The long awaited change also applies to Eclipse Labs, a Google-hosted portal launched in May 2010 for open source projects based on the Eclipse platform.

According to the Google Code Git FAQ page, Git repositories will have a 4 GB size limit like other source control systems, but will have a push size limit of 500 MB to start with; the developers say that they "hope to lift this limit" in the future. Google Code requires version 1.6.6 of Git or later – the latest version is 1.7.6 from the end of June.

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