This page will help you get started with Git and getting the KIELER sources. For more detailed information, see Git's official documentation. The SVN Crash Course is probably a good place to start. For more in-depth information, see the Git Community Book or the Pro Git book. Furthermore, each office has a copy of another excellent book about Git, so you might as well go ahead and read it. This will help ease you in to some of the more advanced concepts of Git, which are a little hard to understand at first. If everything else fails, Miro and Tim will be more than happy to help you with Git and rant about how excellent of a system it is. For more information on Git Eclipse integration, see the EGit User's Guide.
Checking Out KIELER
KIELER is essentially a large heap of Eclipse plug-ins that aren't easy to find your way through as a new developer. The Overview page has a nice overview of our sub-projects and what plug-ins belong where. This section will tell you how to get the KIELER sources. As for what plug-ins you will actually need to checkout, ask your advisor.
Important Hint for Users Behind Firewalls
The Git protocol runs on port 9418, and SSH runs on port 22. HTTP transfer is also possible in read-only mode, but is not recommended due to its bad performance.
You essentially have the choice of either checking out the KIELER sources using our project sets (preconfigured sets of plug-ins that are automatically imported into your Eclipse environment), or by selecting the plug-ins you want manually.