A Git Porcelain inside Emacs

Magit is an interface to the version control system Git, implemented as an Emacs package. Magit aspires to be a complete Git porcelain. While we cannot (yet) claim that Magit wraps and improves upon each and every Git command, it is complete enough to allow even experienced Git users to perform almost all of their daily version control tasks directly from within Emacs. While many fine Git clients exist, only Magit and Git itself deserve to be called porcelains. (more)

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Please consider supporting the ongoing crowd-funding campaign. If it succeeds, then I can work full-time on Magit for a whole year. I am still overflowing with ideas, and depend on your support to realize them, and to address the remaining long-standing issues. It is great that many users already consider Magit to be one of Emacs' killer applications, but it is still far from fulfilling its true potential. Only with your help can I get it there.

Thank you! — Jonas Bernoulli

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Magit was started by Marius Vollmer, and is now maintained by Jonas Bernoulli, Kyle Meyer, and Noam Postavsky. Former maintainers are Nicolas Dudebout, Peter J. Weisberg, Phil Jackson, Rémi Vanicat, and Yann Hodique. Many more people have contributed code and suggested features.