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David Mertens
July 31, 2012 11:41
Re: Testing gitalist for
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Though I cannot comment on its functionality, I think it looks very nice.

If syntax highlighting continues to give trouble, you might consider giving
Scintilla a shot. azawawi is a big proponent, has made web bindings before,
and might be able to help. I can even look up those web bindings when I'm
not on my phone, if you'd like.

On Jul 30, 2012 1:05 PM, "Dennis Kaarsemaker" <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Quite a while ago I looked at using using Gitalist instead of gitweb for
> At the time it wasn't really ready, but it's
> improved quite a bit. David Morel gave me a Catalyst book and over the
> last few days I've implemented most of the missing parts.
> Some of the improvements over gitweb (for those of you who already use
> Gitalist, many improvements currently sit in branches at
> -- Dan will review them when he has
> time):
> * It's a proper web application, thus easily extendable. For
>   example, the committer overview was integrated instead of
>   being a horrible cgi script hack:
> * Syntax highlighting using Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate.
>   Example:
> * POD (and markdown) rendering:
> * Pluggable snapshot generator, reducing the size of our own
>   hack.
> * Cherrymaint could be integrated at some point
> You can test it at:
> If you do, please provide feedback here or in #p5p and I'll address it
> as soon as I can. There are some known issues:
> * This is a test instance, running on Catalyst's internal
>   testserver. This makes it slower than needed.
> * Tree view loads commit info with ajax calls, this is slow,
>   probably due to the above
> * The search is less full-featured than gitweb's, which Yves
>   improved. This will be fixed :)
> * Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate is a bit buggy, e.g. in C
>   code the number 4 renders differently for some reason
> * Commit messages in gitweb are links to their commit. In
>   Gitalist they are not. My initial patch is buggy or tickles a
>   bug in Git::PurePerl that causes a filedescriptor leak, so
>   that's been reverted for now.
> --
> Dennis Kaarsemaker, Systems Architect
> Herengracht 597, 1017 CE Amsterdam
> Tel external +31 (0) 20 715 3409
> Tel internal (7207) 3409

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