Commit history

About commit history

Commit history in Abstract is a log of commits that allows you to view the changes that have happened on every commit that has ever been made in a branch or master. This helps teams quickly track the changes in design work over time and provides a valuable way to revert back to or reopen previous designs. 

View commit history on master

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The commit history on master will show you the state of every branch that has ever been merged to master. Viewing the master's commit history allows you to see how your master has changed over time with each contributor's merge.

To view a project's master commit history:

  1. Open the Abstract desktop or web app.
  2. Select the project that you would like to view.
  3. Select Master from the left side pane.
  4. Click Commits at the top of the page.
  5. Select the commit you would like to view.

In the main content area of the app after you have selected the commit, you will be able to see a preview of what the files on that branch looked like when they were merged. From here you can click the thumbnails to preview the artboards in full screen, navigate to the old branch to view that branch's history, and much more.

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View commit history on a branch

You can also use the commit history to view the changes that have happened on any active, archived, or merged branch in Abstract.

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To view the commit history of a branch:

  1. Open the Abstract desktop or web app.
  2. Select the project that you would like to view.
  3. Select Branches from the left side pane.
  4. Select ActiveMine, or Archived at the top of the page to view all branches that are currently active, your currently active branches, or all branches that have been archived or merged, respectively.
  5. Search by title or filter by author to locate and select the branch that you would like to view.
  6. Click Commits at the top of the page to view the commit history.
  7. Click any commit to view the changes.

When you have selected the commit, you will be able to see any title and description that the branch owner added to the commit, a preview of what the files on that branch looked like when they were committed, and any comments that may have been made on that commit. From here you can click the thumbnails to preview the artboards in full screen, leave comments, open the old files untracked to view them in the design tool, copy links to share the commit or its artboards with others, and more.