Lazygit Turns 5: Musings on Git, TUIs, and Open Source

Lazygit, the popular terminal UI for git, was released five years ago and has gained a significant following. With 37 thousand stars on GitHub, it ranks highly among Go projects and git repositories globally. The author attributes the success of Lazygit to factors such as easy accessibility for users to star the repo and the app’s user-friendly features. The post also discusses lessons learned from maintaining Lazygit, including the importance of asking for help and getting feedback from users. The author also reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of git, advocating for a better user experience and more comprehensive UIs.

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