Skip to content
Latest commit 4bb51ae May 3, 2016 @gitster gitster Sync with maint
* maint:
  git-multimail: update to release 1.3.0
Failed to load latest commit information.
buildsystems mark Windows build scripts executable Nov 25, 2013
completion Merge branch 'mg/complete-cherry-mark-to-log' Apr 13, 2016
contacts contacts: add a Makefile to generate docs and install Oct 15, 2014
convert-objects various contrib: Fix links in man pages Aug 7, 2014
credential wincred: fix get credential if username has "@" Jan 25, 2015
diff-highlight Merge branch 'jk/colors' into maint Apr 21, 2015
emacs emacs: make 'git-status' work with separate git dirs Nov 26, 2012
examples contrib/examples/ use the $( ... ) construct for comman… Dec 27, 2015
fast-import comments: fix misuses of "nor" Mar 31, 2014
git-jump git-jump: ignore (custom) prefix in diff mode Sep 17, 2012
git-shell-commands Add sample commands for git-shell Aug 12, 2010
gitview various contrib: Fix links in man pages Aug 7, 2014
hg-to-git hg-to-git: --allow-empty-message in git commit Jul 23, 2013
hooks git-multimail: update to release 1.3.0 May 3, 2016
mw-to-git Merge branch 'ep/shell-command-substitution' Jun 3, 2014
persistent-https Add persistent-https to contrib May 30, 2012
remote-helpers Revert "Merge branch 'jc/graduate-remote-hg-bzr' (early part)" May 20, 2014
stats contrib: update stats/mailmap script Dec 12, 2012
subtree Merge branch 'dw/subtree-split-do-not-drop-merge' Feb 3, 2016
svn-fe contrib/svn-fe: fix Makefile Aug 28, 2014
thunderbird-patch-inline contrib/thunderbird-patch-inline/ use the $( ... ) construct … Dec 27, 2015
workdir git-new-workdir: don't fail if the target directory is empty Dec 3, 2014
README War on whitespace Jun 7, 2007 contrib: add Jul 21, 2014 add variable to use the stuck-long mode Feb 3, 2014 contrib: Make script more robust Dec 4, 2007 Escape Git's exec path in contrib/ script Nov 20, 2015


Contributed Software

Although these pieces are available as part of the official git
source tree, they are in somewhat different status.  The
intention is to keep interesting tools around git here, maybe
even experimental ones, to give users an easier access to them,
and to give tools wider exposure, so that they can be improved

I am not expecting to touch these myself that much.  As far as
my day-to-day operation is concerned, these subdirectories are
owned by their respective primary authors.  I am willing to help
if users of these components and the contrib/ subtree "owners"
have technical/design issues to resolve, but the initiative to
fix and/or enhance things _must_ be on the side of the subtree
owners.  IOW, I won't be actively looking for bugs and rooms for
enhancements in them as the git maintainer -- I may only do so
just as one of the users when I want to scratch my own itch.  If
you have patches to things in contrib/ area, the patch should be
first sent to the primary author, and then the primary author
should ack and forward it to me (git pull request is nicer).
This is the same way as how I have been treating gitk, and to a
lesser degree various foreign SCM interfaces, so you know the

I expect that things that start their life in the contrib/ area
to graduate out of contrib/ once they mature, either by becoming
projects on their own, or moving to the toplevel directory.  On
the other hand, I expect I'll be proposing removal of disused
and inactive ones from time to time.

If you have new things to add to this area, please first propose
it on the git mailing list, and after a list discussion proves
there are some general interests (it does not have to be a
list-wide consensus for a tool targeted to a relatively narrow
audience -- for example I do not work with projects whose
upstream is svn, so I have no use for git-svn myself, but it is
of general interest for people who need to interoperate with SVN
repositories in a way git-svn works better than git-svnimport),
submit a patch to create a subdirectory of contrib/ and put your
stuff there.

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.