Multiline support for git log messages in commit view #137

pschirch opened this Issue Aug 15, 2012 · 3 comments


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the commit view only shows the first line of a git log entry. It would be nice, if the whole entry could displayed by Gitlist.


Git automatically split commit messages in 2 parts : The first line is the "subject" and the next lines are the "body".

The current implementation of Repository::getCommit make it impossible to get a multiline body.
We need to use something other that JSON to read Git output.


We can implement a custom format and a custom parser for it, but speed was the reason behind using JSON.


As a compromise, you could implement the feature but leave it disabled by default?

The body section of the commit often contains vital explanation of the short subject, I'd say this would be a worthwhile feature.

p.s. the style of gitlist is what I was looking for when I settled for cgit, you guys do great work :)

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