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git-gui screencast

Yesterday, I uploaded to Vimeo a screencast showing some of the features of git-gui.

With a UNIX background, and with only a brief detour to Windows NT 3.51 (the last Windows version with decent internals), I'm mostly keyboard oriented and never before I used a GUI to solve my SCM needs.

This changed with git-gui. With the Stage chunk and Stage line features, I'm much more productive with git-gui, and my commit history is cleaner and more logical to follow.

These features make it easy for me to commit an hours work into several discrete logical steps, and even do a quick commit to fix a small bug without a full cycle of git-stash/fix/commit/git-stash pop.

Anyway, enough courtship. Enjoy.

git-gui screencast from Pedro Melo on Vimeo.