Which files in an MPLAB® X Project should be under version control?

The following table lists project files that either need or do not need to be committed to a version control repository.

Directory or File(s) Commit?
Project Directory
Makefile Yes
Source files Yes
build directory No
dist directory No
nbproject directory
configurations.xml Yes
project.properties Yes
project.xml Yes
Makefile-* No
Package-* No
private directory No
Yes: Required to generate the project image.
No: These directories/files are regenerated and therefore do not need to be saved.
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