Software projects are displayed by Gource as an animated tree with the root directory of the project at its centre. Directories appear as branches with files as leaves. Developers can be seen working on the tree at the times they contributed to the project.
Gource includes built-in log generation support for Git, Mercurial, Bazaar and SVN. Gource can also parse logs produced by several third party tools for CVS repositories.
view the log of the repository (Git, SVN, Mercurial and Bazaar) in the current path:
For more options and examples see the Controls wiki page, consult the included README file or man page documentation.
You may also want to check out Logstalgia, a web server access log visualization tool.
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If you use Gource at work and are interested in getting new features developed or maybe would like to discuss other bespoke visualization work please don't hesitate to contact me.
19 January 2023
Gource 0.54 has been released.
Changes since 0.53:
Added experimental support for Wayland (beroset).
Fixed building on Apple M1 by updating autoconf macros (Ckhardin).
Can now generate logs from git sub module directories.
Fixed building with GLM 0.9.9.
UPDATE: this release was partly made to allow building with GLM 0.9.9 (which is in alpha). Unfortunately, on further testing it was discovered that it is unstable with this version due to a change to the library removing default constructors of vectors, resulting in uninitialized values being used. The current release of GLM 0.9.8 should be fine.