Archive for May, 2009

gitg, a prettier git UI

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

A while back I posted about a number of graphical interfaces to the git version control system. In the last couple of days I happened across a new system named gitg. Astute readers may have guessed that the second ‘g’ in the name stands for gnome and they would be correct.

Gitg has much the same feel as gitk does, but feels much more polished and is well worth a look. I find it quite handy to view the history of projects to get a visual representation as to what has happened in the history. It also has the ability to stage and commit changes.

Definitely check it out if this sounds like something you would find useful and you are using the gnome desktop environment.

Magento: my experiences thus far.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

If you have been looking around for an open source shopping cart / e-commerce system in recent times, you most likely have come across Magento at one point or another and wondered at how it works in real live.

There certainly are some good things to be said for it. It has an impressive feature set, and an intuitive interface which allows the store admins flexible control over discounts, pricing, taxes, etc. However there are some strong drawbacks to consider before taking the plunge and integrating it on a site.