git-cola: The highly caffeinated git GUI
git-cola is a powerful git GUI with a slick and intuitive user interface. Copyright (C) 2007-2012, David Aguilar and contributors This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
Screenshots are available on the git-cola screenshots page.
apt-get install git-cola python-pyinotify
New releases are available on the git-cola download page.
git clone git://github.com/git-cola/git-cola.git cola
pyinotify >= 0.7.1 enables inotify support on Linux.
Normally you can just do "make install" to install git-cola
$HOME directory (
If you want to do a global install you can do
make prefix=/usr install
You don't need to
make to run it, though.
git-cola is designed to run directly out of its source tree.
git clone git://github.com/git-cola/git-cola.git cola cola/bin/git-cola cola/bin/git-dag
MAC OS X
Whether you install cola yourself with
make install or
git-cola.app bundle, you will need to install
Qt4 and PyQt4.
The easiest way to do this is to install homebrew and use it to install git-cola.
brew install git-cola
Once brew has installed git-cola (and its dependencies) you use
git-cola.app or install from source using
Installing these packages also gives you a PyQt development environment which can be used for building your own applications or hacking on cola itself.
Download the latest stable Git, Python 2.x, and Py2x-PyQt4 installers
Once these are installed you can run git-cola from the Start menu or
from a Git Bash by typing
If you are developing git-cola on Windows you can run the code by
win32/cola shell script.
/c/Python26/python setup.py build win32/cola
win32/cola script assumes that you have
python installed in
/c/Python25. Adjust accordingly.