Posted on October 22, 2012 by rodney
Tags: git, dev

RabbitVCS is a graphical interface to git (and svn). It includes:

  • a nautilus extension (shows icons on your files)
  • the meld diff tool (a good diff/merge tool)
  • a graphical git log viewer (quite basic but does the job)
  • a plugin for gedit

On Debian or Fedora, just install rabbitvcs-nautilus to try it.

The nautilus extension

The nautilus extension

Only problem happens if you view a directory full of git repos. You will find a python process consuming all available memory as fast as possible (not that fast since it’s python). Also a CPU core will become engaged with nautilus and dbus chatting together.

Apart from that, it looks quite nice. I don’t think I will use it much because I already have Magit for emacs. But sometimes you want to see your files in a file browser (especially in the beautiful new version of nautilus), and for those occassions, RabbitVCS is helpful.