"In the roughly five years that the Git distributed version
control system has been around, it has gained quite a following.
But at its core, Git is command-line oriented, which doesn't
necessarily suit all of its users. Along the way, various GUI
interfaces to Git have been created, including two Tcl/Tk-based
tools that come with Git. Giggle is a GUI front-end for Git that is
based on GTK+, which released a 0.5 version in late April.
"The two tools that come with Git are oriented for two separate
jobs: gitk is for browsing the repository, while git-gui provides a
way to change the repository by committing files, merging, creating
branches, and so on. The combination provides fairly full-featured
access to Git but, because of its Tcl/Tk-based UI, lacks much in
the way of eye appeal. In addition, those tools don't integrate
well with a GNOME desktop, visually or functionally, which is what
Giggle (and others) are trying to do.
"Giggle combines both the repository browsing and changing
functions into one program, but the feature set for the latter
still lags git-gui. There are two modes in Giggle: "Browse" for
looking through the source tree and "History" for looking at the
commits in the repository."