Adding a few signatures to the .gitignore.
Neat. I didn't realize that could be done. Good to know.
IMO, the project's .gitignore should contain project-specific files that should be ignored, that is applicable to anyone who checks out the project. Exclude patterns that are specific to an individual's choice of editor, IDE, etc, should be kept in a .git/info/exclude file (or in ~/.gitignore so they apply to all git repos one works on).
See http://stackoverflow.com/a/767219 and http://stackoverflow.com/a/5698265.
If you have a better way to contribute changes to the repo, please let me know.
Do we really need a jira for .gitignore file changes?
Thanks for the patch! Committed to all 3 branches