GitG is a great application for the GNOME desktop environment, allowing users to view and browser Git software repositories with ease. It’s an open source, small and fast graphical application, a clone of the GitX software project.
It’s specifically designed for GNOME apps
The application has been designed from the offset to be used as a viewer of Git actions and Git history for GNOME applications hosted on the well-known GitHub website. Today, anyone can use GitG to view and edit the source files of an application or project hosted on Git.
Features at a glance
With GitG, you will be able to browse revision history, handle large repositories, commit changes, stage or unstage individual hunks, revert changes, display colorized diff of changes in Git revisions, as well as to browse the tree for a given Git revision.
Boasts even more features
GitG lets users to easily and quickly export parts of the tree for a given Git revision, supply any refspec readable by commands like 'git log' to built the revision history. In addition, it allows users to display and switch between different Git branches in the history view.
It is written in GTK+ and supports other DEs
GitG’s graphical user interface is written with the powerful and popular GTK+ GUI toolkit. It requires the libgit2 and libgit2-glib libraries to work properly. Officially supported GNU/Linux operating systems include all Debian- and Red Hat Linux-based distributions.
Runs on 32-bit and 64-bit platforms
Besides GNOME, the application can be easily installed on any other open source graphical desktop environment, as long as all its dependencies are properly installed. Users can install it via the source archive or directly from the default software repositories of their Linux distributions. It currently runs on 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.