You will have to restart Eclipse for it to recognize the HOME value.If you use Git for Windows as a companion to EGit, make sure EGit knows where Git is installed so it can find the "system wide settings", e.g. Go to the settings and look under Team Configuration and then the System Settings tab.
EGit will ask you for this information when you create your first commit.
By default, this dialog is shown only once until you create a new workspace or tick the checkbox "Show initial configuration dialog" on the Git Preference page: You can also untick "Don't show this dialog again" if you want to see it again later.
The Preferences Dialog is spawned, naturally enough, from a menu item labeled Preferences.
But the Preferences menu item is somewhat hard to find.
The identification consists of a name (typically a person's name) and an e-mail address.
This information is stored in file under dedicated keys.
The Repository or Object Database stores all objects which make up the history of the project.
All objects in this database are identified through a secure 20 byte SHA-1 hash of the object content. Objects are either stored as loose objects or in a single-file packed format for efficient storage and transport. the tagger's (the project lead's) public signing key, git ensures that the chain of trust covers the following: All of the involved object names can be checked for consistency using the SHA-1 algorithm to ensure the correctness of the project revision and that the entire history can be trusted.
Instead of using this dialog, you can always change this information using the Git configuration: is not defined explicitly.
Keep in mind that if you set the HOME environment variable while Eclipse is running, you will still see following warning.
The working directory is the directory used to modify files for the next commit.