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2007-06-11Merge branch 'maint' of git:// into maintJunio C Hamano
* 'maint' of git:// (46 commits) git-gui: Changed blame header bar background to match main window git-gui: Favor the original annotations over the recent ones git-gui: Improve our labeling of blame annotation types git-gui: Use three colors for the blame viewer background git-gui: Jump to original line in blame viewer git-gui: Display both commits in our tooltips git-gui: Run blame twice on the same file and display both outputs git-gui: Display the "Loading annotation..." message in italic git-gui: Rename fields in blame viewer to better descriptions git-gui: Label the uncommitted blame history entry git-gui: Switch internal blame structure to Tcl lists git-gui: Cleanup redundant column management in blame viewer git-gui: Better document our blame variables git-gui: Remove unused commit_list from blame viewer git-gui: Automatically expand the line number column as needed git-gui: Make the line number column slightly wider in blame git-gui: Use lighter colors in blame view git-gui: Remove unnecessary space between columns in blame viewer git-gui: Remove the loaded column from the blame viewer git-gui: Clip the commit summaries in the blame history menu ...
2007-06-10tutorial: use "project history" instead of "changelog" in headerJ. Bruce Fields
The word "changelog" seems a little too much like jargon to me, and beginners must understand section headers so they know where to look for help. Signed-off-by: "J. Bruce Fields" <>
2007-06-10Documentation: user-manual todoJ. Bruce Fields
Some more user-manual todo's: how to share objects between repositories, how to recover. Signed-off-by: "J. Bruce Fields" <>
2007-06-10user-manual: add a missing section IDJ. Bruce Fields
I forgot to give an ID for this section. Signed-off-by: "J. Bruce Fields" <>
2007-06-10Fix typo in remote branch example in git user manualGerrit Pape
In Documentation/user-manual.txt the example $ git checkout --track -b origin/maint maint under "Getting updates with git pull", should read $ git checkout --track -b maint origin/maint This was noticed by Ron, and reported through Signed-off-by: Gerrit Pape <> Signed-off-by: "J. Bruce Fields" <>
2007-06-10user-manual: quick-start updatesJ. Bruce Fields
Update text to reflect new position in appendix. Update the name to reflect the fact that this is closer to reference than tutorial documentation (as suggested by Jonas Fonseca). Signed-off-by: "J. Bruce Fields" <>
2007-06-09Make command description imperative statement, not third-person present.william pursell
In several of the text messages, the tense of the verb is inconsistent. For example, "Add" vs "Creates". It is customary to use imperative for command description. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-06-08checkout: do not get confused with ambiguous tag/branch namesJunio C Hamano
Although it is not advisable, we have always allowed a branch and a tag to have the same basename (i.e. it is not illegal to have refs/heads/frotz and refs/tags/frotz at the same time). When talking about a specific commit, the interpretation of 'frotz' has always been "use tag and then check branch", although we warn when ambiguities exist. However "git checkout $name" is defined to (1) first see if it matches the branch name, and if so switch to that branch; (2) otherwise it is an instruction to detach HEAD to point at the commit named by $name. We did not follow this definition when $name appeared under both refs/heads/ and refs/tags/ -- we switched to the branch but read the tree from the tagged commit, which was utterly bogus. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-06-08git-gui: Changed blame header bar background to match main windowgitgui-0.7.3Shawn O. Pearce
The main window's diff header bar background switched from orange to gold recently, and I liked the effect it had on readability of the text. Since I wanted the blame viewer to match, here it is. Though this probably should be a user defined color, or at least a constant somewhere that everyone can reference. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-cvsimport: Make sure to use $git_dir always instead of .git sometimesMichael Milligan
CVS import was failing on a couple repos I was trying to import. I was setting GIT_DIR=newproj.git and using the -i flag, but this bug was thwarting the effort... evil CVS. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-06-06fix documentation of unpack-objects -nSam Vilain
unpack-objects -n didn't print the object list as promised on the manual page, so alter the documentation to reflect the behaviour Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-06-06Accept dates before 2000/01/01 when specified as seconds since the epochJohannes Sixt
Tests with git-filter-branch on a repository that was converted from CVS and that has commits reaching back to 1999 revealed that it is necessary to parse dates before 2000/01/01 when they are specified as seconds since 1970/01/01. There is now still a limit, 100000000, which is 1973/03/03 09:46:40 UTC, in order to allow that dates are represented as 8 digits. Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Favor the original annotations over the recent onesShawn O. Pearce
Usually when you are looking at blame annotations for a region of a file you are more interested in why something was originally done then why it is here now. This is because most of the time when we get original annotation data we are looking at a simple refactoring performed to better organize code, not to change its semantic meaning or function. Reorganizations are sometimes of interest, but not usually. We now show the original commit data first in the tooltip. This actually looks quite nice as the original commit will usually have an author date prior to the current (aka move/copy) annotation's commit, so the two commits will now tend to appear in chronological order. I also found myself to always be clicking on the line of interest in the file column but I always wanted the original tracking data and not the move/copy data. So I changed our default commit from $asim_data (the simple move/copy annotation) to the more complex $amov_data (the -M -C -C original annotation). Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Improve our labeling of blame annotation typesShawn O. Pearce
It feels wrong to call the -M -C -C annotations "move/copy tracking" as they are actually the original locations. So I'm relabeling the status bar to show "copy/move tracking annotations" for the current file (no -M -C -C) as that set of annotations tells us who put the hunk here (who moved/copied it). I'm now calling the -M -C -C pass "original location annotations" as that's what we're really digging for. I also tried to clarify some of the text in the hover tooltip. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Use three colors for the blame viewer backgroundShawn O. Pearce
To prevent neighboring lines that are different commits from using the same background color we now use 3 colors and assign them by selecting the color that is not used before or after the line in question. We still color "on the fly" as we receive hunks from git-blame, but we delay our color decisions until we are getting the original location data (the slower -M -C -C pass) as that is usually more fine-grained than the current location data. Credit goes to Martin Waitz for the tri-coloring concept. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Jump to original line in blame viewerShawn O. Pearce
When the user clicks on a commit link within one of the columns in the blame viewer we now jump them not just to that commit/file pair but also to the line of the original file. This saves the user a lot of time, as they don't need to search through the new file data for the chunk they were previously looking at. We also restore the prior view when the user clicks the back button to return to a pior commit/file pair that they were looking at. Turned out this was quite tricky to get working in Tk. Every time I tried to jump the text widgets to the correct locations by way of the "yview moveto" or "see" subcommands Tk performed the change until the current event finished dispatching, and then reset the views back to 0, making the change never take place. Forcing Tk to run the pending events before we jump the UI resolves the issue. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Display both commits in our tooltipsShawn O. Pearce
If we have commit data from both the simple blame and the rename/move tracking blame and they differ than there is a bigger story to tell. We now include data from both commits so that the user can see that this link as moved, who moved it, and where it originated from. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Run blame twice on the same file and display both outputsShawn O. Pearce
We now perform two passes over any input file given to the blame viewer. Our first pass is a quick "git-blame" with no options, getting the details of how each line arrived into this file. We are specifically ignoring/omitting the rename detection logic as this first pass is to determine why things got into the state they are in. Once the first pass is complete and is displayed in the UI we run a second pass, using the much more CPU intensive "-M -C -C" options to perform extensive rename/movement detection. The output of this second pass is shown in a different column, allowing the user to see for any given line how it got to be, and if it came from somewhere else, where that is. This is actually very instructive when run on our own lib/branch.tcl script. That file grew recently out of a very large block of code in The first pass shows when I created that file, while the second pass shows the original commit information. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Display the "Loading annotation..." message in italicShawn O. Pearce
If the user clicks on a line region that we haven't yet received an annotation for from git-blame we show them "Loading annotation". But I don't want the user to confuse this loading message with a commit whose first line is "Loading annotation" and think we messed up our display somehow. Since we never use italics for anything else, I'm going with the idea that italic slant can be used to show data is missing/elided out at the time being. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Rename fields in blame viewer to better descriptionsShawn O. Pearce
Calling the commit message pane $w_cmit is a tad confusing when we also have the $w_cgrp column that shows the abbreviated SHA-1s. So w_cmit -> w_cviewer, as it is the "commit viewer"; and w_cgrp -> w_amov as it is the "annotated commit + move tracking" column. Also changed line_data -> amov_data, as that list is exactly the results shown in w_amov. Why call the column "move tracking"? Because this column holds data from "git blame -M -C". I'm considering adding an additional column that holds the data from "git blame" without -M/-C, showing who did the copy/move, and when they did it. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Label the uncommitted blame history entryShawn O. Pearce
If the user runs the blame viewer on a working directory file instead of a specific commit-ish then we have no value for the commit SHA1 or the summary line; this causes the history menu to get an empty entry at the very bottom. We now look for this odd case and call the meny entry "Working Directory". Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Switch internal blame structure to Tcl listsShawn O. Pearce
The Tcl list datatype is significantly faster to work with than the array type, especially if our indexes are a consecutive set of numbers, like say line numbers in a file. This rather large change reorganizes the internal data structure of the blame viewer to use a proper Tcl list for the annotation information about a line. Each line is given its own list within the larger line_data list, where the indexes correspond to various facts about that particular line. The interface does seem to be more responsive this way, with less time required by Tcl to process blame, and to switch to another version of the same file. It could just be a placebo effect, but either way most Tcl experts perfer lists for this type of work over arrays. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Cleanup redundant column management in blame viewerShawn O. Pearce
The code to handle our three different text widgets is a bit on the messy side as we issue the same command on all three widgets one at a time. Adding (or removing) columns from the viewer is messy, as a lot of locations need to have the new column added into the sequence, or removed from it. We also now delete the tags we create for each commit when we switch to display another "commit:path" pair. This way the text viewer doesn't get bogged down with a massive number of tags as we traverse through history. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Better document our blame variablesShawn O. Pearce
The array variable "order" used to be used to tell us in what order each commit was received in. Recent changes have removed that need for an ordering and the "order" array is now just a boolean 'do we have that commit yet' flag. The colors were moved to fields, so they appear inside of the blame viewer instance. This keeps two different concurrently running blame viewers from stepping on each other's ordering of the colors in group_colors. Most of the other fields were moved around a little bit so that they are organized by major category and value lifespan. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Remove unused commit_list from blame viewerShawn O. Pearce
This list used to store the commits in the order we received them in. I originally was using it to update the colors of the commit before and the commit after the current commit, but since that interface concept turned out to be horribly ugly and has been removed we no longer need this list. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Automatically expand the line number column as neededShawn O. Pearce
After we finish reading a chunk of data from the file stream we know how many digits we need in the line number column to show the current maximum line number. If our line number column isn't wide enough, we should expand it out to the correct width. Any file over our default allowance of 5 digits (99,999 lines) is so large that the slight UI "glitch" when we widen the column out is trivial compared to the time it will take Git to fully do the annotations. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Make the line number column slightly wider in blameShawn O. Pearce
Most source code files are under 9,999 lines of text, so using a field width of 5 characters meant that we should have had one char padding on the left edge (because we right-justify the line number). Unfortunately when I added the right margin earlier (when I removed the padding) I ate into the extra character's space, losing the left margin. This put the line numbers too close to the commit column in any file with more than 999 lines in it. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Use lighter colors in blame viewShawn O. Pearce
The colors I originally picked out on a Mac OS X system look a tad too dark on a Windows 2000 system; the greys are dark enough to make it difficult to read some lines of text and the green used to highlight the current commit was also difficult to read text on. I also added a third grey to the mix, to try and help some files that wind up with a number of neighboring chunks getting the same colors. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Remove unnecessary space between columns in blame viewerShawn O. Pearce
On Mac OS X the OS has "features" that like to draw thick black borders around the text field that has focus. This is nice if you want to know where your text is going and are blind as a bat, but it isn't the best thing to have in a table that is being faked through the abuse of Tk text widgets. By setting our takefocus, highlightthickness and padx/y we can get rid of this border and get our text widgets packed right next to each other, with no padding between them. This makes the blame background color smoothly run across the entire line of commit data, line number and file content. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Remove the loaded column from the blame viewerShawn O. Pearce
Originally I had placed this loaded column between the line number and the file line data to help users know if a particular line has received annotation data or not yet. This way users would know if the line(s) they were interested in were ready for viewing, or if they still had to wait. It also was an entertaining way for the user to spend their time waiting for git-blame --incremental to compute the complete set of annotations. However it is completely useless now that we show the abbreviated commit SHA-1 and author initials in the leftmost column. That area is empty until we get the annotation data, and as soon as we get it in we display something there, indicating to the user that there is now blame data ready. Further with the tooltips the user is likely to see the data as soon as it comes in, as they are probably not keeping their mouse perfectly still. So I'm removing the field to save screen space for more useful things, like file content. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Clip the commit summaries in the blame history menuShawn O. Pearce
Some commit lines can get really long when users enter a lot of text without linewrapping (for example). Rather than letting the menu get out of control in terms of width we clip the summary to the first 50+ characters. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Use a label instead of a button for the back buttonShawn O. Pearce
Apparently Tk on Mac OS X won't draw a button with an image using a transparent background. Instead it draws the button using some sort of 3D effect, even though I asked for no relief and no border. The background is also not our orange that we expected it to be. Earlier I had tried this same trick on Windows and it draws the same way as the button did, so I'm going to switch to the label as that seems to be more portable. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Show original filename in blame tooltipShawn O. Pearce
If we have two commits right next to each other in the final file and they were kept as different blocks in the leftmost column then its probably because the original filename was different. To help the user know where they are digging into when they click on that link we now show the original file in the tooltip, but to save space we do so only if the original file is not the same as the file we are currently viewing. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Combine blame groups only if commit and filename matchShawn O. Pearce
Consecutive chunks of a file could come from the same commit, but have different original file names. Previously we would have put them into a single group, but then the hyperlink would jump to only one of the files, and the other would not be accessible. Now we can get to the other file too. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Allow digging through history in blame viewerShawn O. Pearce
gitweb has long had a feature where the user can click on any commit the blame display and go visit that commit's information page. From the user could go get the blame display for the file they are tracking, and try to digg through the history of any part of the code they are interested in seeing. We now offer somewhat similiar functionality in git-gui. The 4 digit commit abreviation in the first column of our blame view is now offered as a hyperlink if the commit isn't the one we are now viewing the blame output for (as there is no point in linking back to yourself). Clicking on that link will stop the current blame engine (if still running), push the new target commit onto the history stack, and restart the blame viewer at that commit, using the "original file name" as supplied by git-blame for that chunk of the output. Users can navigate back to a version they had been viewing before by way of a back button, which offers the prior commits in a popup menu displayed right below the back button. I'm always showing the menu here as the cost of switching between views is very high; you don't want to jump to a commit you are not interested in looking at again. During switches we throw away all data except the cached commit data, as that is relatively small compared to most source files and their annotation marks. Unfortunately throwing this per-file data away in Tcl seems to take some time; I probably should move the line indexed arrays to proper lists and use [lindex] rather than the array lookup (usually lists are faster). We now start the git-blame process using "nice", so that its priority will drop hopefully below our own. If I don't do this the blame engine gets a lot of CPU under Windows 2000 and the git-gui user interface is almost non-responsive, even though Tcl is just sitting there waiting for events. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Display a progress bar during blame annotation gatheringShawn O. Pearce
Computing the blame records for a large file with a long project history can take git a while to run; traditionally we have shown a little meter in the status area of our blame viewer that lets the user know how many lines have been finished, and how far we are through the process. Usually such progress indicators are drawn with a little progress bar in the window, where the bar shows how much has been completed and hides itself when the process is complete. I'm using a very simple hack to do that: draw a canvas with a filled rectangle. Of course the time remaining has absolutely no relationship to the progress meter. It could take very little time for git-blame to get the first 90% of the file, and then it could take many times that to get the remaining 10%. So the progress meter doesn't really have any sort of assurances that it relates to the true progress of the work. But in practice on some ugly history it does seem to hold a reasonable indicator to the completion status. Besides, its amusing to watch and that keeps the user from realizing git is being somewhat slow. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Allow the user to control the blame/commit split pointShawn O. Pearce
At one point I tried to present the blame viewer to an audience of people on a 640 by 480 pixel LCD projector. This did not work at all as the top area (the file data) was taking up all of the screen realestate and the split point was not adjustable by the user. In general locking the user into a specific ratio of display is just not user friendly. So we now place a split pane control into the middle of our blame window, so the user can adjust it to their current needs. If the window increases (or decreases) in height we assign the difference to the file data area, as that is generally the area of the window that users are trying to see more of when they grow the window. Unfortunately there appears to be a bug in the "pack" layout manager in Tcl/Tk 8.4.1. The status bar and the lower commit pane was being squashed if the window decreased in height. I think the pack manager was just not decreasing the size of the panedwindow slave properly if the main window shrank. Switching to the "grid" layout manager fixes the problem, but is slightly uglier setup code. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Show author initials in blame groupsShawn O. Pearce
Frequently when I'm looking at blocks of code in the blame viewer I want to know who is the culprit, or who I should be praising for a job well done. The tooltips nicely show this if I mouse over a block, but it doesn't work to get this detail at a glance. Since we don't use the leftmost commit column for anything after the first line within a commit group I'm now tossing the author's initials into that field, right justified. It is quite clearly not a SHA-1 number as we always show the SHA-1 in lowercase, while we explicitly select only the uppercase characters from an author's name field, and only those that are following whitespace. I'm using initials here over anything else as they are quite commonly unique within small development teams. The leading part of the email address field was out for some of the teams I work with, as there the email addresses are all of the form "". That will never fit into the 4 characters available. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Space the commit group continuation out in blame viewShawn O. Pearce
The | in the continued lines of the same commit group as not easily seen on the left edge; putting a single space in front of the pipe makes it slightly more visually appealing to me as I can follow the line down through the group to the next commit marker. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Cleanup minor style nitShawn O. Pearce
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2007-06-06git-gui: Remove unnecessary reshow of blamed commitShawn O. Pearce
Because we no longer redraw colors every time we select a particular commit there is no need to redraw the screen after we get a new commit in from blame --incremental. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Highlight the blame commit header from everything elseShawn O. Pearce
The selected commit's blame header is now drawn in green, using the same background color that is shown in the main file content viewer. The result is a much better looking commit pane, as we use bold for header "keys" and proportional width fonts for the stuff that doesn't need to be fixed width to maintain its formatting. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Display tooltips in blame viewerShawn O. Pearce
When the mouse is over a particular line and we have blame data for that line, but its not the active commit, we should show the user information about that commit like who the author was and what the subject (first line) was. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Use arror cursor in blame viewer file dataShawn O. Pearce
Since we don't allow the user to select text from the file viewer right now I'm disabling the normal text cursor and putting in a plain arror instead. This way users don't think they can select and copy text, because they can't. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Simplify consecutive lines that come from the same commitShawn O. Pearce
If two consecutive lines in the final file came from the same commit then we store a "|" in the first column rather than the commit id, for the second and subsequent lines in that block. This cleans up the interface so runs associated with the same commit can be more easily seen visually. We also now use the abbreviation "work" for the uncommitted stuff in your working directory, rather than "0000". This looks nicer to the eyes and explains pretty quickly what is going on. There was also a minor bug in the commit abbreviation column for the last line of the file. This is now also fixed. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Improve the coloring in blame viewerShawn O. Pearce
The git-gui blame viewer has always been ugly as s**t. Linus Torvalds suggested the coloring scheme I'm using here, which is two different shades of grey for the background colors, and black text on a pale green background for the currently selected/focused commit. The difference is a massive improvement. The interface no longer will cause seizures in people who are prone to that sort of thing. It no longer uses a very offensive hot pink. The green being current actually makes sense. And not having the background of the other non-current lines change when you change the current commit is really a big deal. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Remove empty blank line at end of blameShawn O. Pearce
The blame viewer has this silly blank line at the bottom of it; we really don't want to see it displayed as we will never get any blame data for that line (it doesn't exist in the source). Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Cleanup blame::new widget initializationShawn O. Pearce
A lot of this code was pre-class, which meant that I just sort of copied and pasted my way through it, rather than being really smart and using a variable for each widget's path name. Since we have a field for each path, we can use those throughout the constructor and make things a lot neater. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06git-gui: Add a 4 digit commit abbreviation to the blame viewerShawn O. Pearce
We now show the first 4 digits of each commit in the left most column of our blame viewer, before the line numbers. These are drawn as the data becomes available from git-blame --incremental, and helps the user to visually group lines together. I'm using only the first 4 digits because within a given cluster of lines its unlikely that two neighboring commits will have the same 4 digit prefix. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2007-06-06New selection indication and softer colorsMatthijs Melchior
The default font was already bold, so marking the selected file with bold font did not work. Change that to lightgray background. Also, the header colors are now softer, giving better readability. Signed-off-by: Matthijs Melchior <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>