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2007-05-10git-gui: Paperbag fix blame in subdirectoryShawn O. Pearce
Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-09git-gui: Format author/committer times in ISO formatShawn O. Pearce
This is a simple change to match what gitk does when it shows a commit; we format using ISO dates (yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS). Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-09git-gui: Cleanup minor nits in blame codeShawn O. Pearce
We can use [list ...] rather than "", especially when we are talking about values as then they are properly escaped if necessary. Small nit, but probably not a huge deal as the only data being inlined here is Tk paths. Some of the lines in the parser code were longer than 80 characters wide, and they actually were all the same value on the end part of the line. Rather than keeping the mess copied-and-pasted around we can set the last argument into a local variable and reuse it many times. The commit display code was also rather difficult to read on an 80 character wide terminal, so I'm moving it all into a double quoted string that is easier to read. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-09git-gui: Generate blame on uncommitted working tree fileShawn O. Pearce
If the user doesn't give us a revision parameter to our blame subcommand then we can generate blame against the working tree file by passing the file path off to blame with the --contents argument. In this case we cannot obtain the contents of the file from the ODB; instead we must obtain the contents by reading the working directory file as-is. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-09git-gui: Smarter command line parsing for browser, blameShawn O. Pearce
The browser subcommand now optionally accepts a single revision argument; if no revision argument is supplied then we use the current branch as the tree to browse. This is very common, so its a nice option. Our blame subcommand now tries to perform the same assumptions as the command line git-blame; both the revision and the file are optional. We assume the argument is a filename if the file exists in the working directory, otherwise we assume the argument is a revision name. A -- can be supplied between the two to force parsing, or before the filename to force it to be a filename. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-09git-gui: Use prefix if blame is run in a subdirectoryShawn O. Pearce
I think it was Andy Parkins who pointed out that git gui blame HEAD f does not work if f is in a subdirectory and we are currently running git-gui within that subdirectory. This is happening because we did not take the user's prefix into account when we computed the file path in the repository. We now assume the prefix as returned by rev-parse --show-prefix is valid and we use that during the command line blame subcommand when we apply the parameters. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-09git-gui: Convert blame to the "class" way of doing thingsShawn O. Pearce
Our blame viewer code has historically been a mess simply because the data for multiple viewers was all crammed into a single pair of Tcl arrays. This made the code hard to read and even harder to maintain. Now that we have a slightly better way of tracking the data for our "meta-widgets" we can make use of it here in the blame viewer to cleanup the code and make it easier to work with long term. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-09git-gui: Don't attempt to inline array reads in methodsShawn O. Pearce
If a variable reference to a field is to an array, and it is the only reference to that field in that method we cannot make it an inlined [set foo] call as the regexp was converting the Tcl code wrong. We were producing "[set foo](x)" for "$foo(x)", and that isn't valid Tcl when foo is an array. So we just punt if the only occurance has a ( after it. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-09git-gui: Convert browser, console to "class" formatShawn O. Pearce
Now that we have a slightly easier method of working with per-widget data we should make use of that technique in our browser and console meta-widgets, as both have a decent amount of information that they store on a per-widget basis and our current approach of handling it is difficult to follow. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-09git-gui: Define a simple class/method systemShawn O. Pearce
As most of the git-gui interface is based upon "meta-widgets" that need to carry around a good deal of state (e.g. console windows, browser windows, blame viewer) we have a good deal of messy code that tries to store this meta-widget state in global arrays, where keys into the array are formed from a union of a unique "object instance id" and the field name. This is a simple class system for Tcl that allows us to hide much of that mess by making Tcl do what it does best; process strings to manipulate its own code during startup. Each object instance is placed into its own namespace. The namespace is created when the object instance is created and the namespace is destroyed when the object instance is removed from the system. Within that namespace we place variables for each field within the class; these variables can themselves be scalar values or full-blown Tcl arrays. A simple class might be defined as: class map { field data field size 0 constructor {} { return $this } method set {name value} { set data($name) $value incr size } method size {} { return $size } ifdeleted { return 0 } } All fields must be declared before any constructors or methods. This allows our class to generate a list of the fields so it can properly alter the definition of the constructor and method bodies prior to passing them off to Tcl for definition with proc. A field may optionally be given a default/initial value. This can only be done for non-array type fields. Constructors are given full access to all fields of the class, so they can initialize the data values. The default values of fields (if any) are set before the constructor runs, and the implicit local variable $this is initialized to the instance identifier. Methods are given access to fields they actually use in their body. Every method has an implicit "this" argument inserted as its first parameter; callers of methods must be sure they supply this value. Some basic optimization tricks are performed (but not much). We try to only upvar (locally bind) fields that are accessed within a method, but we err on the side of caution and may upvar more than we need to. If a variable is accessed only once within a method and that access is by $foo (read) we avoid the upvar and instead use [set foo] to obtain the value. This is slightly faster as Tcl does not need to lookup the variable twice. We also offer some small syntatic sugar for interacting with Tk and the fileevent callback system in Tcl. If a field (say "foo") is used as "@foo" we insert instead the true global variable name of that variable into the body of the constructor or method. This allows easy binding to Tk textvariable options, e.g.: label $w.title -textvariable @title Proper namespace callbacks can also be setup with the special cb proc that is defined in each namespace. [cb _foo a] will invoke the method _foo in the current namespace, passing it $this as the first (implied) parameter and a as the second parameter. This makes it very simple to connect an object instance to a -command option for a Tk widget or to a fileevent readable or writable for a file channel. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-09git-gui: Allow shift-{k,j} to select a range of branches to mergeShawn O. Pearce
I found it useful to be able to use j/k (vi-like keys) to move up and down the list of branches to merge and shift-j/k to do the selection, much as shift-up/down (arrow keys) would alter the selection. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-08Merge branch 'maint'Shawn O. Pearce
* maint: git-gui: Call changes "Staged" and "Unstaged" in file list titles.
2007-05-08git-gui: Call changes "Staged" and "Unstaged" in file list titles.Johannes Sixt
All menu entries talk about "staging" and "unstaging" changes, but the titles of the file lists use different wording, which may confuse newcomers. Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-08git-gui: Use vi-like keys in merge dialoggitgui-0.7.0-rc1Shawn O. Pearce
Since we support vi-like keys for scrolling in other UI contexts we can easily do so here too. Tk's handy little `event generate' makes this a lot easier than I thought it would be. We may want to go back and fix some of the other vi-like bindings to redirect to the arrow and pageup/pagedown keys, rather than running the view changes directly. I've bound 'v' to visualize, as this is a somewhat common thing to want to do in the merge dialog. Control (or Command) Return is also bound to start the merge, much as it is bound in the main window to activate the commit. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-08git-gui: Include commit id/subject in merge choicesShawn O. Pearce
When merging branches using our local merge feature it can be handy to know the first few digits of the commit the ref points at as well as the short description of the branch name. Unfortunately I'm unable to use three listboxes in a row, as Tcl freaks out and refuses to let me have a selection in more than one of them at any given point in time. So instead we use a fixed width font in the existing listbox and organize the data into three columns. Not nearly as nice looking, but users can continue to use the listbox's features. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-08git-gui: Show all possible branches for mergeShawn O. Pearce
Johannes Sixt pointed out that git-gui was randomly selecting which branch (or tag!) it will show in the merge dialog when more than one ref points at the same commit. This can be a problem for the user if they want to merge a branch, but the ref that git-gui selected to display was actually a tag that points at the commit at the tip of that branch. Since the user is looking for the branch, and not the tag, its confusing to not find it, and worse, merging the tag causes git-merge to generate a different message than if the branch was selected. While I am in here and am messing around I have changed the for-each-ref usage to take advantage of its --tcl formatting, and to fetch the subject line of the commit (or tag) we are looking at. This way we could present the subject line in the UI to the user, given them an even better chance to select the correct branch. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-08git-gui: Move merge support into a namespaceShawn O. Pearce
Like the console procs I have moved the code related to merge support into their own namespace, so that they are isolated from the rest of the world. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-08git-gui: Allow vi keys to scroll the diff/blame regionsShawn O. Pearce
Users who are used to vi and recent versions of gitk may want to scroll the diff region using vi style keybindings. Since these aren't bound to anything else and that widget does not accept focus for data input, we can easily support that too. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-08git-gui: Move console procs into their own namespaceShawn O. Pearce
To help modularize git-gui better I'm isolating the code and variables required to handle our little console windows into their own namespace. This way we can say console::new rather than new_console, and the hidden internal procs to create the window and read data from our filehandle are off in their own private little land, where most users don't see them. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-08git-gui: Refactor into multiple files to save my sanityShawn O. Pearce
I'm finding it difficult to work with a 6,000+ line Tcl script and not go insane while looking for a particular block of code. Since most of the program is organized into different units of functionality and not all users will need all units immediately on startup we can improve things by splitting procs out into multiple files and let auto_load handle things for us. This should help not only to better organize the source, but it may also improve startup times for some users as the Tcl parser does not need to read as much script before it can show the UI. In many cases the user can avoid reading at least half of git-gui now. Unfortunately we now need a library directory in our runtime location. This is currently assumed to be $(sharedir)/git-gui/lib and its expected that the Makefile invoker will setup some sort of reasonable sharedir value for us, or let us assume its going to be $(gitexecdir)/../share. We now also require a tclsh (in TCL_PATH) to just run the Makefile, as we use tclsh to generate the tclIndex for our lib directory. I'm hoping this is not an unncessary burden on end-users who are building from source. I haven't really made any functionality changes here, this is just a huge migration of code from one file to many smaller files. All of the new changes are to setup the library path and install the library files. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-02git-gui: Track our own embedded values and rebuild when they changeShawn O. Pearce
Like core-Git we now track the values that we embed into our shell script wrapper, and we "recompile" that wrapper if they are changed. This concept was lifted from git.git's Makefile, where a similar thing was done by Eygene Ryabinkin. Too bad it wasn't just done here in git-gui from the beginning, as the git.git Makefile support for GIT-GUI-VARS was really just because git-gui doesn't do it on its own. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-02git-gui: Refactor to use our git proc more oftenShawn O. Pearce
Whenever we want to execute a git subcommand from the plumbing layer (and on rare occasion, the more porcelain-ish layer) we tend to use our proc wrapper, just to make the code slightly cleaner at the call sites. I wasn't doing that in a couple of places, so this is a simple cleanup to correct that. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-02git-gui: Use option database defaults to set the fontShawn O. Pearce
Rather than passing "-font font_ui" to every widget that we create we can instead reconfigure the option database for all widget classes to use our font_ui as the default widget font. This way Tk will automatically setup their defaults for us, and we can reduce the size of the application. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-02git-gui: Cleanup common font handling for font_uiShawn O. Pearce
An earlier change tossed these optionMenu font configurations all over the code, when really we can just rename the proc to a hidden internal name and provide our own wrapper to install the font configuration we really want. We also don't need to set these option database entries in all of the procedures that open dialogs; instead we should just set one time, them after we have the font configuration ready for use. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-02git-gui: Correct line wrapping for too many branch messageShawn O. Pearce
Since Tk automatically wraps lines for us in tk_messageBox widgets we don't need to try to wrap them ourselves. Its actually worse that we linewrapped this here in the script, as not all fonts will render this dialog nicely. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-02git-gui: Warn users before making an octopus mergeShawn O. Pearce
A coworker who was new to git-gui recently tried to make an octopus merge when he did not quite mean to. Unfortunately in his case the branches had file level conflicts and failed to merge with the octopus strategy, and he didn't quite know why this happened. Since most users really don't want to perform an octopus merge this additional safety valve in front of the merge process is a good thing. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-02git-gui: Include the subject in the status bar after commitShawn O. Pearce
Now that the command line git-commit has made displaying the subject (first line) of the newly created commit popular we can easily do the same thing here in git-gui, without the ugly part of forking off a child process to obtain that first line. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-05-02Merge branch 'maint'Shawn O. Pearce
* maint: git-gui: Allow spaces in path to 'wish'
2007-05-02git-gui: Allow spaces in path to 'wish'Shawn O. Pearce
If the path of our wish executable that are running under contains spaces we need to make sure they are escaped in a proper Tcl list, otherwise we are unable to start gitk. Reported by Randal L. Schwartz on #git. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-04-24git-gui: Correctly handle UTF-8 encoded commit messagesShawn O. Pearce
Uwe Kleine-K├Ânig discovered git-gui mangled his surname and did not send the proper UTF-8 byte sequence to git-commit-tree when his name appeared in the commit message (e.g. Signed-Off-By line). Turns out this was related to other trouble that I had in the past with trying to use "fconfigure $fd -encoding $enc" to select the stream encoding and let Tcl's IO engine do all of the encoding work for us. Other parts of git-gui were just always setting the file channels to "-encoding binary" and then performing the encoding work themselves using "encoding convertfrom" and "convertto", as that was the only way I could make UTF-8 filenames work properly. I found this same bug in the amend code path, and in the blame display. So its fixed in all three locations (commit creation, reloading message for amend, viewing message in blame). Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-04-17git-gui: Honor TCLTK_PATH if suppliedJunio C Hamano
Mimick what we do for gitk. Since you do have a source file,, which is separate from the target, it should be much easier in git-gui's Makefile. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-04-17Revert "Allow wish interpreter to be defined with TCLTK_PATH"Shawn O. Pearce
This reverts commit e2a1bc67d321a0c03737179f331c39a52e7049d7. Junio rightly pointed out this patch doesn't handle the `make install` target very well: Junio C Hamano <> writes: > You should never generate new files in the source tree from > 'install' target. Otherwise, the usual pattern of "make" as > yourself and then "make install" as root would not work from a > "root-to-nobody-squashing" NFS mounted source tree to local > filesystem. You should know better than accepting such a patch.
2007-04-15git-gui: Display the directory basename in the titleShawn O. Pearce
By showing the basename of the directory very early in the title bar I can more easily locate a particular git-gui session when I have 8 open at once and my Windows taskbar is overflowing with items. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-04-15Merge branch 'er/ui'Shawn O. Pearce
* er/ui: Always bind the return key to the default button Do not break git-gui messages into multiple lines. Improve look-and-feel of the git-gui tool. Teach git-gui to use the user-defined UI font everywhere. Allow wish interpreter to be defined with TCLTK_PATH
2007-04-04git-gui: Brown paper bag fix division by 0 in blameShawn O. Pearce
If we generate a blame status string before we have obtained any annotation data at all from the input file, or if the input file is empty, our total_lines will be 0. This causes a division by 0 error when we blindly divide by the 0 to compute the total percentage of lines loaded. Instead we should report 0% done. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-04-04Always bind the return key to the default buttonShawn O. Pearce
If a dialog/window has a default button registered not every platform associates the return key with that button, but all users do. We have to register the binding of the return key ourselves to make sure the user's expectations of pressing return will activate the default button are met. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-04-04Do not break git-gui messages into multiple lines.Eygene Ryabinkin
Many git-gui messages were broken into a multiple lines to make good paragraph width. Unfortunately in reality it breaks the paragraph width completely, because the dialog window width does not coincide with the paragraph width created by the current font. Tcl/Tk's standard dialog boxes are breaking the long lines automatically, so it is better to make long lines and let the interpreter do the job. Signed-off-by: Eygene Ryabinkin <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-04-04Improve look-and-feel of the git-gui tool.Eygene Ryabinkin
Made the default buttons on the dialog active and focused upon the dialog appearence. Bound 'Escape' and 'Return' keys to the dialog dismissal where it was appropriate: mainly for dialogs with only one button and no editable fields, but on console output dialogs as well. Signed-off-by: Eygene Ryabinkin <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-04-04Teach git-gui to use the user-defined UI font everywhere.Eygene Ryabinkin
Some parts of git-gui were not respecting the default GUI font. Most of them were catched and fixed. Signed-off-by: Eygene Ryabinkin <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-04-04Allow wish interpreter to be defined with TCLTK_PATHEygene Ryabinkin
Makefile got one external option: - TCLTK_PATH: the path to the Tcl/Tk interpreter. Users (or build wrappers) may set this variable to the location of the wish executable. Signed-off-by: Eygene Ryabinkin <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-03-12Merge branch 'maint'gitgui-0.6.5Shawn O. Pearce
* maint: git-gui: Allow 'git gui version' outside of a repository git-gui: Revert "git-gui: Display all authors of git-gui." git-gui: Revert "Don't modify CREDITS-FILE if it hasn't changed." git-gui: Allow committing empty merges
2007-03-12git-gui: Allow 'git gui version' outside of a repositorygitgui-0.6.4Shawn O. Pearce
I got a little surprise one day when I tried to run 'git gui version' outside of a Git repository to determine what version of git-gui was installed on that system. Turns out we were doing the repository check long before we got around to command line argument handling. We now look to see if the only argument we have been given is 'version' or '--version', and if so, print out the version and exit immediately; long before we consider looking at the Git version or working directory. This way users can still get to the git-gui version number even if Git's version cannot be read. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-03-12git-gui: Revert "git-gui: Display all authors of git-gui."Shawn O. Pearce
This reverts commit 871f4c97ad7e021d1a0a98c80c5da77fcf70e4af. Too many users have complained about the credits generator in git-gui, so I'm backing the entire thing out. This revert will finish that series. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-03-12git-gui: Revert "Don't modify CREDITS-FILE if it hasn't changed."Shawn O. Pearce
This reverts commit 92446aba47b0e0db28f7b858ea387efcca30ab44. Too many users have complained about the credits generator in git-gui, so I'm backing the entire thing out. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-03-12git-gui: Allow committing empty mergesShawn O. Pearce
Johannes Sixt noticed that git-gui would not let the user commit a merge created by `git merge -s ours` as the ours strategy does not alter the tree (that is HEAD^1^{tree} = HEAD^{tree} after the merge). The same issue arises from amending such a merge commit. We now permit an empty commit (no changed files) if we are doing a merge commit. Core Git does this with its command line based git-commit tool, so it makes sense for the GUI to do the same. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-03-07git-gui: Support of "make -s" in: do not output anything of the build itselfAlex Riesen
Signed-off-by: Alex Riesen <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-03-06git-gui: Make 'make' quieter by defaultgitgui-0.6.3Shawn O. Pearce
To fit nicely into the output of the git.git project's own quieter Makefile, we want to make the git-gui Makefile nice and quiet too. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-03-01git-gui: Remove unnecessary /dev/null redirection.Shawn O. Pearce
Git 1.5.0 and later no longer output useless messages to standard error when making the initial (or what looks to be) commit of a repository. Since /dev/null does not exist on Windows in the MinGW environment we can't redirect there anyway. Since Git does not output anymore, I'm removing the redirection. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-02-26git-gui: Don't create empty (same tree as parent) commits.gitgui-0.6.2Shawn O. Pearce
Mark Levedahl noticed that git-gui will let you create an empty normal (non-merge) commit if the file state in the index is out of whack. The case Mark was looking at was with the new autoCRLF feature in git enabled and is actually somewhat difficult to create. I found a different way to create an empty commit: turn on the Trust File Modifications flag, touch a file, rescan, then move the file into the "Changes To Be Committed" list without looking at the file's diff. This makes git-gui think there are files staged for commit, yet the update-index call did nothing other than refresh the stat information for the affected file. In this case git-gui allowed the user to make a commit that did not actually change anything in the repository. Creating empty commits is usually a pointless operation; rarely does it record useful information. More often than not an empty commit is actually an indication that the user did not properly update their index prior to commit. We should help the user out by detecting this possible mistake and guiding them through it, rather than blindly recording it. After we get the new tree name back from write-tree we compare it to the parent commit's tree; if they are the same string and this is a normal (non-merge, non-amend) commit then something fishy is going on. The user is making an empty commit, but they most likely don't want to do that. We now pop an informational dialog and start a rescan, aborting the commit. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-02-26git-gui: Add Reset to the Branch menu.Shawn O. Pearce
cehteh on #git noticed that there was no way to perform a reset --hard from within git-gui. When I pointed out this was Merge->Abort Merge cehteh said this is not very understandable, and that most users would never guess to try that option unless they were actually in a merge. So Branch->Reset is now also a way to cause a reset --hard from within the UI. Right now the confirmation dialog is the same as the one used in Merge->Abort Merge. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>