The Dash is a new element in gitg which is displayed when you launch gitg without opening a git repository (when it's launched neither with a git repository argument, nor started from a git repository). The dash presents the user with the following possibilities/information:
List of recently used/known git repositories
- For each repository, a small amount of information of the repository is displayed, like current branch, last commit (subject and by whom) etc.
Open yet unknown repository
- Allows the user to open a repository on disk which is not yet known to gitg
Create a new repository
- Here it would be interesting to support creating a repository from some well known providers, such as gnome, github and gitorious.
When the user opens a repository from the dash, the view is switched to the main repository view of gitg.
Screenshots from other clients
Following are some screenshots from other clients which have a similar dash and on which the dash for gitg will be/is largely inspired.
github for mac