lolcommits takes a snapshot with your webcam every time you git commit code, and archives a lolcat style image with it. It's selfies for software developers. git blame has never been so much fun.
The single most useful piece of software known to mankind.
Animate your progress through a project and watch as you age. See what you looked like when you broke the build. Keep a joint lolrepository for your entire company.
Thanks to the great open-source community, lolcommits now works on MacOSX, Linux, and even (gasp!) Windows.
Configure lolcommits to generate an animated gif with each commmit for extra lulz!
Hack it to do what you wish. lolcommits is licensed under the LGPL-3, for full neckbeard compliance.
Hey, that's a good thing, capiche? Stop taking everything so seriously.
See many more (and add your own!) on the People Using Lolcommits wiki page.
You'll need ImageMagick installed. Homebrew makes this easy. Simply do:
brew install imagemagick
Then simply do:
[sudo] gem install lolcommits
If you're using RVM (or rbenv), you can/should probably omit the sudo, but the default MacOSX Ruby install is dumb and requires it.
Install dependencies using your package manager of choice, for example in Ubuntu:
apt-get install mplayer imagemagick libmagickwand-dev
Then install the lolcommits gem:
gem install lolcommits
For more detailed Linux installation instructions, check the Linux installation wiki page.
Here be dragons! You'll need some more detailed instructions to get the dependencies installed.
From within any git repository, simply do a
lolcommits --enable. From that point on, any git commit will automatically trigger a lolcommit capture! All lolcommits are stored in
~/.lolcommits by default, placed in a subdirectory by project name, and with a filename matching the commit hash.
You can also enable lolcommits across all your local git repos. Follow these steps to achieve this using
git init and the
Don't worry about it too much, half the fun of lolcommits is forgetting it's installed!
--enable, common sense suggest there is also a repository specific
--disable, hopefully you can guess what that does. Other handy common commands include
--last, which will open for display your most recent lolcommit image, or
--browse, which pops open the directory containing all the lolcommit images for your current repository. You can always do
--helpfor a full list of available commands.
Want to do something cray cray like adjusting camera delay, enabling an add-on or animating commit gifs? Check out how to configure commit capturing or check out our small but growing list of plugins. If you like to manage things with Boxen, try this module.
Try our trouble-shooting FAQ, or take a read through our wiki for more information. If you think something is broken or missing, raise a GitHub issue (and please take a little time to check if we haven't already addressed it).