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    "The basic idea behind open source is very simple. When programmers on the Internet can read, redistribute, and modify the source for a piece of software, it evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing...
    ...The Open Source pages exist to make this case to the commercial world."    - Introduction to Open Source - www.opensource.org

    Details: Agit: Git client

    market download Agit: Git client
    Agit is a Git client for Android devices, allowing you to checkout the entire history of a Git repository while on the move, review changes and store for full offline access.

    ? Clone remote Git repositories onto your phone!
    ? Just like regular Git, the full history is stored for offline access.
    ? Animated Diffs - Watch diffs smoothly transition from Before to After - and back again. I'm using 'smooth' figuratively here. It's still pretty cool.
    ? Supports git, http, https, ssh protocols:
    - see https://github.com/rtyley/agit/wiki/HTTP for details about HTTP authentication
    - see https://github.com/rtyley/agit/wiki/SSH or watch http://youtu.be/6YXR-ZhZ1Qk for SSH setup instructions
    ? Pull-to-refresh fetching
    ? Currently this is a 'read-only' client. You can clone & fetch, but not commit and push. I haven't yet had time to build all the user interface around that - but I reckon implementing pinch-gesture-branch-merge would be fun.
    ? Periodic sync enabled on Android 2.2 and later - latest commits fetched quarter-hourly.
    ? Cloning substantial projects (eg Mongo, JQuery) will take a few minutes to perform - fortunately subsequent fetches will be much faster.
    ? Due to limitations in Java/JGit (the underlying library used by Agit for Git support) the following features are unfortunately unsupported: submodules, symbolic links.

    Android devices have limited memory, and due to the nature of Git delta-packing individual large files in your repo (eg around 5MB or above) can cause unavoidable out-of-memory errors, even on modern devices. This doesn't constrain overall repository size - which can be much bigger - it only constrains the *largest files* you can have in your repository's history. More information here:

    https://github.com/rtyley/agit/wiki/Memory

    To help users fix the large-file repos that Agit has trouble with, I've developed a The BFG, a command line tool purpose-built for slimming down Git repositories:

    http://rtyley.github.com/bfg-repo-cleaner/

    The BFG is a much simpler and faster alternative to using git-filter-branch, and makes it easy to clean up repositories so that they can be read by Agit.

    Recent changes:
    v1.39 sets the 'largeHeap' option in the AndroidManifest.xml to true, which on devices running Android v3.0+ (Honeycomb) may increase the chances of cloning repos which contain large (>5MB) files (Thanks to Patrick Moor for pointing this option out!).

    This release also drops support for Android v2.2 (Froyo) and will be the last release to support pre-4.0 (Ice-Cream Sandwich) devices.

    Content rating: Everyone

    Author: Roberto Tyley
    Version: 1.39
    Market link: com.madgag.agit
    Web site: https://github.com/rtyley/agit/wiki



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    Market downloads: 1,000-5,000
    Market rating: 4.2 / 5.0
    Category: Top:/Applications/Tools


    Added: 2014-01-12
    Updated: 0000-00-00
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