Gource LIVE

Visualize activitiy in a VCS branch (LIVE commits!) by polling the repository for new commits and feeding the log of changes to Gource.

Supported VCS:


Running gource live

  1. Add this project to your PATH environment variable

  2. cd into your project's work tree (= local clone, checkout)

  3. Run gource-live.sh or /path/to/this/project/gource-live.sh

You could also specify the work tree on the command line, for example:

./gource-live.sh /path/to/work/tree

By default this will poll the repository every 5 seconds, and feed the changes to Gource. Run gource-live.sh --help for more options.

Debugging gource live

The script has some helpful flags for debugging.

To see what logs would be piped to Gource, the --feed-only flag is helpful, and it's also practical to set the polling interval to 0 using the -i flag, which will effectively make the feeder script exit after a single run:

./gource-live.sh --feed-only -i 0 /path/to/work/tree

It can be also useful to debug the feeder scripts directly, for example:

./feeders/bzr.sh /path/to/bzr/branch 0

You can run the feeder scripts without any parameters to print the usage help and see what parameters they need, for example:

$ ./feeders/svn.sh 


More feature ideas to do someday.