#25 ✓resolved
Stephen Bannasch

feature: clickable list of files for commit

Reported by Stephen Bannasch | November 11th, 2008 @ 10:45 PM | in 0.6

Just cloned and built gitx -- first comment -- great work!

I've been using gitk and I miss the list of files in a commit.

When I view a commit I'm often very interested in the list of paths that have been changed by that commit. In gitk this list is available in a pane to the right of the pane that displays the commit message and diffs. This list always starts with an item named COMMENTS for the commit message.

Looking at the gitx UI I haven't come up with a better place to put that list but I don't like the UI very much. The paths that are changed by a commit can often be quite long -- this info wants to have a generous horizontal extent to display inside. But the commit diffs also look best in a wide pane.

One simple way for me to get some of what I'd like is just to list the affected paths under the commit message. I imagine this could be part of the html display and the listed paths could be links to anchors in the html for each diff.

Another simple help would be changing the action of command-downarrow to scroll the commit pane to the beginning of the next diff and command-uparrow to scroll to the beginning of the previous diff (or to the top of the commit message if at the beginning of the first diff.

Hmm ...

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GitX is the nice-looking gitk clone for OS X

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