Commit Briefs

Thomas Adam

portable: remove sys/tree.h compat inclusion (ta/remove-queue-compat)

libbsd as a library was created some years back to pull together BSD-specific functionality to be used on non-BSD systems. When it was in its infancy, and not being widely adopted across non-BSD systems, there was often a need to carry around compat versions of sys/{queue,tree}.h This is no longer the case -- and the compat code for this has never worked on systems which lacked a compatible sys/tree.h header anyway, so remove this, and let the user know that libbsd is needed. A few people have mentioned this to me.

Thomas Adam

tog: add new log view limit feature to filter commits

Use the & key map to enter a pattern with which to limit the displayed commits to those matching the provided pattern; similar to less(1) and mutt's limit feature. Includes various tweaks from op. ok plus fixes from op@

Thomas Adam

make got_commit_graph_iter_next use caller-provided storage for the id

and adjust the callers. discussed with and ok stsp@

Thomas Adam

portable: tidy/add summary

Remove some unneeded comments which were references to files. Add a quick summary output at the end of ./configure which will aid with CI debugging.

Thomas Adam

portable: set next version

Thomas Adam

Release 0.75 (tags/0.75)

Thomas Adam

portable: use a release variable for tarballs

When creating a release tarball, use a GOT_RELEASE variable to determine the version of the release.

Thomas Adam

portable: gotwebd: install to sbin

When installing gotwebd, put this under ${prefix}/sbin

Thomas Adam

tog: make headline highlight extend the full view width

In splitscreen mode, make the active view headline highlight extend the full width of view->ncols. While here, format the tree view header like the blame view by moving the index to the path line. suggested by and ok stsp@

Thomas Adam

tog: extend log view author highlight colour to full field width

ok stsp@







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