Gitiles requires Bazel to build.
You need to use Java for building Gitiles. You can install Bazel from the bazel.io: https://bazel.build/versions/master/docs/install.html
bazel build //... bazel test //...
cd /path/to/repositories # Don't run from the gitiles repo. /path/to/gitiles/tools/run_dev.sh
This will recompile and start a development server. Open http://localhost:8080/ to view your local copy of gitiles, which will serve any repositories under
To run unit tests, run
bazel test ....
If you'd like to use Eclipse to edit Gitiles, first generate a project file:
Import the project in Eclipse:
File -> Import -> Existing Projects into Workpace
The project only needs to be rebuilt if the source roots or third-party libraries have changed. For best results, ensure the project is closed in Eclipse before rebuilding.
Running Gitiles from Eclipse requires setting the
com.google.gitiles.sourcePath system property. The property value has to be the root folder of the Gitiles source code, for example:
Java code in Gitiles follows the Google Java Style Guide with a 100-column limit.
Code should be automatically formatted using google-java-format prior to sending a code review. There is currently no Eclipse formatter, but the tool can be run from the command line:
java -jar /path/to/google-java-format-1.0-all-deps.jar -i path/to/java/File.java
CSS in Gitiles follows the SUIT CSS naming conventions.
Gitiles uses Gerrit for code review: https://gerrit-review.googlesource.com/
Gerrit depends on “Change-Id” annotations in your commit message. If you try to push a commit without one, it will explain how to install the proper git-hook:
curl -Lo `git rev-parse --git-dir`/hooks/commit-msg \ https://gerrit-review.googlesource.com/tools/hooks/commit-msg chmod +x `git rev-parse --git-dir`/hooks/commit-msg
Before you create your local commit (which you'll push to Gerrit) you will need to set your email to match your Gerrit account:
git config --local --add user.email firstname.lastname@example.org
Normally you will create code reviews by pushing for master:
git push origin HEAD:refs/for/master