1 files changed, 39 insertions, 18 deletions
@@ -8,26 +8,35 @@ builtin cache to decrease server io-pressure.
- $ make
- $ su
- $ make install
+Building cgit involves building a proper version of git. How to do this
+depends on how you obtained the cgit sources:
+a) If you're working in a cloned cgit repository, you first need to
+initialize and update the git submodule:
+ $ git submodule init # register the git submodule in .git/config
+ $ $EDITOR .git/config # if you want to specify a different url for git
+ $ git submodule update # clone/fetch and checkout correct git version
+b) If you're building from a cgit tarball, you can download a proper git
+version like this:
-This will install cgit.cgi and cgit.css into "/var/www/htdocs/cgit".
+ $ make get-git
-Note: The initial "make" will create a submodule 'git' and clone the git
-repository at git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git in it. If you
-already have a local git git repository that you want to use as origin
-for the submodule, run
- $ git clone -s <path-to-git-repo> git
- $ ./submodules.sh -u
+When either a) or b) has been performed, you can build and install cgit like
-before running "make".
+ $ make
+ $ sudo make install
+This will install cgit.cgi and cgit.css into "/var/www/htdocs/cgit". You can
+configure this location (and a few other things) by providing a "cgit.conf"
+file (see the Makefile for details).
- -git (1.5.2-rc0 or newer, due to git submodule) installed
+ -git 1.5.3
@@ -71,11 +80,23 @@ The generated content contains the complete response to the client, including
the http-headers "Modified" and "Expires".
-The mis(sing) features
+The missing features
+* Submodule links in the directory listing page have a fixed format per
+ repository. This should probably be extended to a generic map between
+ submodule path and url.
+* Branch- and tag-lists in the summary page can get very long, they should
+ probably only show something like the ten "latest modified" branches and
+ a similar number of "most recent" tags.
+* There should be a new page for browsing refs/heads and refs/tags, with links
+ from the summary page whenever the branch/tag lists overflow.
-Submodule links in the directory listing page have a fixed format per
-repository. This should probably be extended to a generic map between
-submodule path and url.
+* The log-page should have more/better search options (author, committer,
+ pickaxe, paths) and possibly support arbitrary revision specifiers.
+* A set of test-scripts is required before cgit-1.0 can be released.
+Patches/bugreports/suggestions/comments are always welcome, please feel free
+to contact the author: firstname.lastname@example.org