Hi Folks - I’ve previously been successfully pulling down Vassal code from the SVN site. Hadn’t ever gotten involved in trying to check anything in, but was always able to pull down and run.
Today I decided it was time to get going on 3.3 and Git, and with some much-appreciated helpful hints from Brent I seem to have gotten “part way”.
But I now seem to be stuck on “Eclipse issues”, and I’m hoping some of you folks who actually understand how Java IDE’s work can get me over the hump.
So, first screenie, we have my “Packages view” with all my old stuff in it. Can see my custom classes, and down below are various earlier versions of Vassal I’d pulled from SVN. All mostly behaving:
Meanwhile I have successfully gotten to here (second screenie) in terms of telling Git to wake up and make me a copy of the main Vassal repository:
So of course what I WANT is to have some buildable version of Vassal that appears in my Packages view. When I go to that view and select “Import”, and tell it I want to import from Git, I reach the following screen:
I click the “Finish” button and then… apparently nothing happens. No error. But no project.
So I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I’m sure it’s completely boneheaded and I will be the first to admit that the Java IDE completely confounds me at almost every turn – yet I always used to find Visual Studio so intuitive.
Any help getting back going would be greatly appreciated! I have a couple minor bugfixed I could probably contribute to 3.3.1+ if I can get things straightened back out.
One OTHER question – once I have this solved, and I want to fork whatever branch on Github so that I can eventually put together a PR or whatever, where do I do that? (I mean: can I do it from inside Eclipse or do I need to log into Github and handle it there?) Any special procedures? (Although I dealt with source control for decades, the last time I needed to check IN code was approximately 10 years ago today… and now my hobby has caught back up with me)