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Commit

Commit is an editor that helps you write better Git and Mercurial commit messages.

screenshot

https://apps.gnome.org/app/re.sonny.Commit/

Download on Flathub

Installation

Setup flatpak then

flatpak install re.sonny.Commit
flatpak run re.sonny.Commit # Follow instructions

Tips and trick

Emojis

right-click ➞ Insert Emoji or use the shortcut Ctrl+. 🎉️ The Emoji picker works in any GNOME app 👣️

Open Commit in the center of the screen

On GNOME you can make all new windows open in the center using

gsettings set org.gnome.mutter center-new-windows true

See https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutter/-/issues/246

or set and use the move-to-center keybinding

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings move-to-center "['<Super><Control><Shift>Space']"

Translation

If you'd like to help translating Commit into your language, please head over to Weblate.

Translation status

Thank you for your help!

Development

cd Commit
git submodule update --init --recursive
G_MESSAGES_DEBUG=Gjs-Console ./re.sonny.Commit --readonly test/fixtures/with-body/COMMIT_EDITMSG

Make changes and hit Ctrl+Shift+Q on the Commit window to restart it.

To pass the tests you have to install a few dependencies

# Install development dependencies
sudo dnf install --assumeyes npm flatpak make desktop-file-utils gjs gtk4-devel libadwaita
npm install
flatpak remote-add --user --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install --user --assumeyes --noninteractive flathub org.freedesktop.appstream-glib

# Run tests
make test

Flathub builds https://flathub.org/builds/#/apps/re.sonny.Commit

Maintainer

i18n
# To update the pot file
# xgettext -f po/POTFILES -o po/re.sonny.Commit.pot --no-wrap -cTRANSLATORS --from-code=UTF-8
# sed -i "s/Project-Id-Version: PACKAGE VERSION/Project-Id-Version: re.sonny.Commit/" po/re.sonny.Commit.pot
meson compile re.sonny.Commit-pot -C _build


# To create a translation
# msginit -i po/re.sonny.Commit.pot -o po/fr.po -l fr_FR.UTF-8
echo -n " fr" >> po/LINGUAS
meson compile re.sonny.Commit-update-po -C _build

# To update translations
# msgmerge -U po/*.po po/re.sonny.Commit.pot
meson compile re.sonny.Commit-update-po -C _build

See #14 (comment)

Publish new version
  • meson compile re.sonny.Commit-update-po -C _build
  • Update version in meson.build
  • git tag
  • flathub

Building

host
cd Commit
meson --prefix $PWD/install build
ninja -C build install
Flatpak

Use GNOME Builder or

cd Commit
flatpak-builder --user --force-clean --repo=repo --install-deps-from=flathub flatpak re.sonny.Commit.json
flatpak --user remote-add --no-gpg-verify --if-not-exists Commit repo
flatpak --user install --reinstall --assumeyes Commit re.sonny.Commit

Credits

Commit is a fork of Gnomit wich was inspired by Komet.

Many thanks to its original author Aral Balkan of Small Technology Foundation.

Contributors

Copyright

License

GPLv3 or later. Please see COPYING file.