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authorMark Rada <>2010-04-03 00:35:05 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-04-03 04:23:35 (GMT)
commit0e6ce21361c5d8e35cd15327539eec1f627aa0e3 (patch)
treed79ad77f86de6c7dc920b1edf7fede40ccedf828 /gitweb
parent8830bf4bc5b2d03027eff8a4dc6a0cb823ec3c3b (diff)
Gitweb: add support for minifying gitweb.css
The build system added support minifying gitweb.js through a JavaScript minifier, but most minifiers come with support for minifying CSS files as well, so we should use it if we can. This patch will add the same facilities to gitweb.css that gitweb.js has for minification. That does not mean that they will use the same minifier though, as it is not safe to assume that all JavaScript minifiers will also minify CSS files. This patch also adds the GITWEB_PROGRAMS variable to the Makefile to keep a list of potential gitweb dependencies separate from OTHER_PROGRAMS when we need to know just the gitweb dependencies. Though the bandwidth savings will not be as dramatic as with the JavaScript minifier, every byte saved is important. Signed-off-by: Mark Rada <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'gitweb')
3 files changed, 28 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/gitweb/INSTALL b/gitweb/INSTALL
index b76a0cf..b75a90b 100644
--- a/gitweb/INSTALL
+++ b/gitweb/INSTALL
@@ -66,6 +66,11 @@ file for gitweb (in gitweb/README).
build configuration variables. By default gitweb tries to find them
in the same directory as gitweb.cgi script.
+- You can optionally generate a minified version of gitweb.css by defining
+ the CSSMIN build configuration variable. By default the non-minified
+ version of gitweb.css will be used. NOTE: if you enable this option,
+ substitute gitweb.min.css for all uses of gitweb.css in the help files.
Build example
diff --git a/gitweb/Makefile b/gitweb/Makefile
index c9eb1ee..fffe700 100644
--- a/gitweb/Makefile
+++ b/gitweb/Makefile
@@ -6,13 +6,17 @@ all::
# Define JSMIN to point to JavaScript minifier that functions as
# a filter to have gitweb.js minified.
+# Define CSSMIN to point to a CSS minifier in order to generate a minified
+# version of gitweb.css
prefix ?= $(HOME)
bindir ?= $(prefix)/bin
RM ?= rm -f
-# JavaScript minifier invocation that can function as filter
+# JavaScript/CSS minifier invocation that can function as filter
# default configuration for gitweb
GITWEB_CONFIG = gitweb_config.perl
@@ -26,7 +30,11 @@ GITWEB_STRICT_EXPORT =
GITWEB_HOMETEXT = indextext.html
+ifdef CSSMIN
+GITWEB_CSS = gitweb.min.css
GITWEB_CSS = gitweb.css
GITWEB_LOGO = git-logo.png
GITWEB_FAVICON = git-favicon.png
ifdef JSMIN
@@ -84,13 +92,14 @@ endif
all:: gitweb.cgi
+FILES = gitweb.cgi
ifdef JSMIN
-FILES=gitweb.cgi gitweb.min.js
-gitweb.cgi: gitweb.perl gitweb.min.js
-else # !JSMIN
-gitweb.cgi: gitweb.perl
-endif # JSMIN
+FILES += gitweb.min.js
+ifdef CSSMIN
+FILES += gitweb.min.css
+gitweb.cgi: gitweb.perl $(GITWEB_JS) $(GITWEB_CSS)
$(QUIET_GEN)$(RM) $@ $@+ && \
@@ -123,6 +132,11 @@ gitweb.min.js: gitweb.js
$(QUIET_GEN)$(JSMIN) <$< >$@
endif # JSMIN
+ifdef CSSMIN
+gitweb.min.css: gitweb.css
+ $(QUIET_GEN)$(CSSMIN) <$ >$@
$(RM) $(FILES)
diff --git a/gitweb/README b/gitweb/README
index ad6a04c..71742b3 100644
--- a/gitweb/README
+++ b/gitweb/README
@@ -80,7 +80,8 @@ You can specify the following configuration variables when building GIT:
Points to the location where you put gitweb.css on your web server
(or to be more generic, the URI of gitweb stylesheet). Relative to the
base URI of gitweb. Note that you can setup multiple stylesheets from
- the gitweb config file. [Default: gitweb.css]
+ the gitweb config file. [Default: gitweb.css (or gitweb.min.css if the
+ CSSMIN variable is defined / CSS minifier is used)]
Points to the location where you put git-logo.png on your web server
(or to be more generic URI of logo, 72x27 size, displayed in top right