Google Code gains native Git support
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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