Linus Torvalds wrote:
This adds a useful "Parent:" line to the git commit information window.

It looks something like this (from the infamous octopus merge):

        Author: Junio C Hamano <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>  2005-05-05 16:16:54
        Committer: Junio C Hamano <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>  2005-05-05 16:16:54
        Parent: fc54a9c30ccad3fde5890d2c0ca2e2acc0848fbc  (Update 
git-apply-patch-script ...)
        Parent: 9e30dd7c0ecc9f10372f31539d0122db97418353  (Make 
git-prune-script executa ...)
        Parent: c4b83e618f1df7d8ecc9392fa40e5bebccbe6b5a  (Do not write out new 
index if ...)
        Parent: 660265909fc178581ef327076716dfd3550e6e7b  (diff-cache shows 
differences  ...)
        Parent: b28858bf65d4fd6d8bb070865518ec43817fe7f3  (Update diff engine 
for symlin ...)
            Octopus merge of the following five patches.
Update git-apply-patch-script for symbolic links.
              Make git-prune-script executable again.
              Do not write out new index if nothing has changed.
              diff-cache shows differences for unmerged paths without --cache.
              Update diff engine for symlinks stored in the cache.
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

where all the parent commit ID's are clickable, because the new lines are added as part of the "comment" string, and thus the regular clickability thing will match them automatically.

This new functionality is great except when it truncates the commit description needlessly.

When running gitk full-screen on a large display, I have a commit information window that is much wider than needed for the truncated parent information. Leaving me with a lot of whitespace that should be used for the commit descriptions.

On a related nit: some of the diffs I'm viewing have lines longer than the width of the commit information window and it's annoying that gitk wraps the line rather than providing horizontal scrolling.

How about implementing horizontal scrolling in the commit information window when the commit text or the diffs are wider than the window and not truncating the commit descriptions?
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