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Project-level ignore

omegatron 2 years ago • updated by Thomas Singer 1 year ago 1

As in this comment

> It would be awesome to have an option "Add To Ignore List" which allows to choose "add to .gitignore" or "add to .git/info/exclude (will be ignored at this computer only)".

When we right-click on a file to ignore it, it should give the option of ignoring it in a .gitignore (that gets committed along with the repo) or .git/info/exclude (which is unique to our computer) or a global gitignore for all repos (garbage files like Thumbs.db. etc)


Add the ability to successively apply the conflict solver

Chris Jaquet 2 years ago • updated by Alexander Zhezherun 2 years ago 3

It often happens during a merge that a number of files in a repository will have conflicts. It is already possible to apply the conflict solver to individual files, but I would like to propose the following workflow:

During a merge when multiple files are conflicted:

  1. Select all the conflicted files.
  2. Choose to activate the Conflict Solver.
  3. For each file in the select list open the conflict solver (as is done for a single file)
  4. User solves conflicts (or decides to cancel), thus terminating the conflict solver for that file.
  5. SmartGit shows a dialogue with the following options "Stage file", "Skip file", "Cancel".
  6. "Stage file" will stage the file and SmartGit will automatically open the conflict solver for the next file in the selected list.
  7. "Skip file" will not stage the file, or mark it as resolved, etc, but will move automatically to the next file in the list, opening the conflict solver for the next file.
  8. "Cancel" will stop the process completely. Files already staged will remain staged.

This will, in my opinion, make merging multiple conflicted files much easier. There could also be a button on the ToolBar which starts the conflict solver for all conflicted files in the current repo, without the user having to select them all.


Add a "git clean" feature (remove untracked files)

ubruhin 3 years ago • updated by Thomas Singer 2 years ago 8

Sometimes one want to clean up the working directory by removing all untracked files, which on the command line is done by the "git clean" command. It would be great to have this feature available in SmartGit.

The most important flags of the "git clean" command may be available as check boxes:

  • -d: Remove untracked directories
  • -x: Also remove ignored files
  • -X: Only remove ignored files

The -f flag (force) may automatically be used(?).

See also


Quickly locate/edit Git ignore files

gsimard 3 years ago • updated by Marc Strapetz 3 years ago 6

.gitignore, exclude and where the hec is that global Git ignore file again???

Please add a mechanism where the user would be presented with a list of Git ignore file(s) that are in effect for a repository and add the ability to launch an editor against each ignore file.


Clone: option which branch should be checked out

Marc Strapetz 3 years ago • updated by Thomas Singer 2 years ago 3

The Clone wizard should provide an option which branch should be checked out as a result of the clone. This will also affect checked out submodules.


Git bisect support

Daniel 3 years ago • updated by Pierre Goiffon 1 year ago 8

Support of git bisect functionality.


Advanced multi-worktree support

Marc Strapetz 3 years ago • updated by Thomas Singer 2 months ago 12
Git Need More User Input

Changes view: allow editing file

vseticka.martin 2 years ago • updated by Thomas Singer 2 years ago 10

When I review changes that I'm about to commit I often find that I made a typo. I would like to make some adjustments in SmartGit right away to avoid navigating to the file in my IDE.


Commit IDs (SHAs) in commit messages should be hyperlinks with opens to view that commit

Christopher Kline 2 years ago • updated by Thomas Singer 2 years ago 1

Often our commit messages refer to other commits, like:

"This commit fixes an issue introduced in commit 1d441145, which ..."


"59c5792d50c49f77ca9f044fa03c108c5f515de8 introduced a bug which caused ..."

Currently I have to manually copy the commit ID, then (opening a new log window first if desired) paste it into the log window search box.

What I'd like is a way for those commit IDs to be automatically highlighted, and when you right-click on them you get the option to reveal the commit in the current log or reveal it in a new log window.

To my knowledge, there doesn't seem to be a way to do this via the Bugtraq integration.


All SmartGit settings in a single dialog

Thomas Hansen 3 years ago • updated by Christopher Kline 2 years ago 6

Currently there is:

- repository / settings

- edit / customize

- edit / settings

- remote / properties

- changes / settings

How about making 1 settings dialog under "edit/settings" and putting all setting in there. In tabs or ordered in a way similar to how Visual studio does it (tree view).