I really like git gui.
There are two things I would change though:
Fix the weird GUI, control focus changes inexplicably after staging changes, ong other issues.
Either change the text view to be editable before staging, or add a button to launch meld with “HEAD”, “ My changes” and “My changes that are really about to be staged and I can make slight adjustments such as removing an extra new line”. I need this as I often find myself alt tabbing back to my editor, fixing something and then refreshing in git gui
Another option would be a “ Open this document in your editor” button.
I really dislike git gui. Probably because I used TortoiseHg for Mercurial, which is better than anything else I’ve seen so far. But it’s hg only.
There is TortoiseSVN and TortoiseGit as well and yes, they are definitely better than git gui.
I should have said “On Linux git gui is good enough, it does hide the implementation details and advanced features, but it mostly keeps beginners like me productive and unconfused” :)
Well, I know there’s TortoiseGit, but it’s a direct port of TortoiseSVN which I find not nearly as good as TortoiseHg, which in fact is a totally unrelated tool, sharing only a bit of the name.
Of course, things like this:
are better than nothing, but still, compared to
I find them pretty ugly.
Gitg/gitk/git-cola all look more like the 3rd one for showing history at least.
To use TortoiseSVN/Git without going mental bananas you really have to customise the menu by adding the power user items that are actually very useful and then removing all the random rubbish that no one ever uses. They could both really do with some saner defaults :)
I didn’t realise TortoiseHg was that different to TortoiseSVN/Git.
Looks interesting but FWIW I think Magit is really nice for this (among other things) so I personally probably won’t switch, but maybe it’ll be useful for people who don’t use Emacs. It’s also good to know that there’s an equivalent for Mercurial, ‘cause I miss Magit when I work on Mercurial repositories.
agree with @0, magit is much better :)
Magit is good for Emacs users or people who prefer doing all things in their editor of choice. I prefer using my editor (which is vim, by the way) for editing things, and committing/diffing/etc from the command line.
There’s tig, but I personally find it much less intuitive than crecord.