Improved commit editor for Tower 7 Major update for Git client “Tower for macOS”
Tower has updated the Git client of the same name for macOS to Major version 7. The so-called commit workflow was at the center of the improvements.
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With the Major update, Tower for macOS 7.0 allows more context in commit messages.
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Every Git commit is an important intermediate step on the way to the complete software project. Internal documentation helps the team to better understand changes later. At exactly this point, the providers of the Git client have set “Tower for macOS 7.0”.
The new Tower version is intended to give users the opportunity to give their commits more context. From now on, developers can reference existing issue numbers (via “#”), other commits (via “c:”) and files (via “”) directly in the editor. With keywords such as” closes”,” fixes “or” resolves”, issues can also be closed automatically.
The commit editor of Tower 7 can also be configured according to the user’s wishes or with regard to existing conventions. In the menu item “Settings & gt; Editor” it is possible to set a character limit for both the subject and the text of commit messages and to choose between the “soft” or “hard” break modes.
Tower has mastered the Git actions “fixup” and “squash” for a long time, but in version 7 the handling was reworked. If the subject of a commit message begins with ” fixup!”or” squash!”, you can directly select the intended commit via dropdown. There is then a yellow button in the HEAD branch history to complete the process.
Tower 7 is free for students, teachers, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Access for professional users is available from 59 euros per year. Users with an active Tower account can update to the new version free of charge. For new users, a free 30-day trial version is available for download.