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I know they invented git, but that website sure is fugly. Time to switch to github, perhaps :-).



Why do you care what it looks like? It's whether it works well that is really important for a tool like this (that pretty much only the devs are going to use).

It's not actually great on that front either though, but the point still stands. I prefer cgit[1] myself (as it's a lot more usable). It's quite mature and used by Freedesktop [2] and Gnome [3]. If people are really worried by how it looks you can easily add your own header, footer, and alter the CSS.

I hadn't seen Gitalist (that marchdown posted) though. Looks pretty good but I wasn't that impressed by the usability of the demo though. But that will probably improve in time.

1. http://hjemli.net/git/cgit/ 2. http://cgit.freedesktop.org/ 3. http://git.gnome.org/browse/

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There is a nice open-source (which github is not) web front-end for git repos, http://www.gitalist.com/, and would you believe it, even they use git-web on their website.

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Unfortunately, http://example.gitalist.com/ doesn't load any content whatsoever in my browser (Google Chrome with JavaScript disabled/whitelisted). Just a white page. And I have a hunch browsing with JavaScript off is more common for kernel devs than, say, GitHub users.

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Well, Chrome must be broken then, as it's a validated HTML 5 page. It works with FF with noscript (with the domain blocked). Frankly, I have a hunch that people who care about javascript security don't use Chrome.

No chrome until noscript.

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I didn't disable JavaScript for security reasons, but for faster web pages on my slow EEE laptop.

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It may be fugly, but it's also functional

It probably works in text based browsers too

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