I am using v8.2.0beta.
When I created a new WebUI project, it generated a
.gitignore file of the following content:
I believe the following line should be added here.
@duyluong mentioned it
We will have a ticket corresponding to this issue and you will be updated as it is rolled out,
Thanks for your information.
Can you please let us know how to get rid of the
.cache folder that have already gotten to GitHub?
Thank you, kazurayam. Still, I’d like to get advise from KATALON (who didn’t let us know that
.cache should be ignored in the first place) on how exactly to get rid of the .cache folder that has already gotten into GitHub REMOTE REPOSITORY (not just commited to Git locally) and is now in multiple local Git repositories.
By the way, should this file incuded in .gitignore
It looks like it gets updated all the time, which is not a problem if there is just one SDET is working on some Katalon project. But what if there are multiple SDETs are working on the same project?
Duplicates with the years old post:
Ever since Katalon’s recent update to version 6.0.5 I can no longer merge our changes. We each have our own branch and will merge up into a master. However everytime a git merge is attempted we are now getting this error:
CONFLICT (content): Merge conflict in settings/internal/com.kms.katalon.composer.testcase.properties
I have no idea how to resolve this…
@kazurayam! Could you please just share the entire .gitignore file you use to save some time? ))
Here is what I’m currently using (I don’t remember where I got it) but unfortunately .cache and .settings already got into GitHub:
No, you would not need it.
You should go with it. If you find anything to improve, just improve it yourself. That is the way you should take. It would save time most!
If you want to remove the files already committed into the repository, do as follows in the command line:
$ cd <projectDir>
$ git rm -r --cached .settings/
$ git rm -r --cached .cache/
Don’t you know how to do it in the command line? — Well I always use git in the ommand line. I don’t know how to do it in Katalon Studio.
Are you aware that there are 2 folders in a Katalon project
These are different.
Now I do,
@kazurayam. Thanks again! It looks like
.settings/ are for Eclipse and
settings/ for Katalon
The following is the
.gitignore file generated by Katalon Studio v8.3.0:
This does not have a line to ignore
Don’t you think you should?
Possibly you aren’t aware that some people got into troubles because
.cache/ are included in the git repository:
November 4, 2022, 4:50am
Thank you for sharing this with us. I will log this as a feature request from our end. Cheers!
No. This is not a feature request. This is reporting a bug carelessly made at ver
Improved responsiveness and loading time for big projects in Katalon Studio. Results from our benchmarking tests show: renaming/opening test cases 2x faster, moving test cases 1.5x faster.
Katalon team introduced the
.cache/ folder newly at v8.2.0. You should have changed the default
.gitignore file at the same time, but you didn’t. I regard it is a bug caused by your carelessness.
As described at
[New Release] Katalon Studio 8.5.0 - September 21, 2022,
Therefore I think Katalon team is supposed to be more careful about the
.gitignore. Otherwise problems around Git may arise, as many of Katalon users are not experienced enough about Git.
Please move this post out of the Feature Requests category into the “Bugs” category.
See this post.
The issue was indeed with .cache folder. The person that I took this project from did not add this folder to .gitignore, and it was filled in with old junk in the repo.
Additionally the issue occurred when I used Visual Studio Code for branch management, for some reason. Ever since I use just git bash console everything works fine.
This post proves that a .gitignore without .cache/ causes a difficult problem to users.
Do you still think this is a feature request by kazurayam? No, it isn’t. I am reporting a bug with high risk of causing problem to users.
If you do not like to change .gitignore, then an alternative is to change Katalon Studio.
Stop using the .cache file at all.
The .cache file was introduced at v8.0.0 for “performance improvement”. But in my opinion, the idea was not successful. It just increased the risk of problems. See my previous post:
In my humble opinion, Katalon Team had an option how to design the design change at v8.0:
as implemented at v8.0; on the first opening of a Katalon project, compile all Custom Keywords as a batch and save the artifacts into the .cache folder. At 2nd and following times of project opening, search the .cache folder first for the compilation artifacts. At the 1st opening it takes fairly long time for batch compilation.
An alternative design should have been possible: “jus…
December 15, 2022, 2:51am
@kazurayam, sure thing!