The open source GitHub for Unity editor extension, which brings Git into Unity with an integrated sign-in experience for GitHub users, is out of beta and available for download.
Unity is the popular multi-platform game engine used to develop and deploy two- and three-dimensional games for a wide range of platforms and devices. The GitHub for Unity extension provides a better way to integrate Git and GitHub into Unity workflows, even when a developer is working with large binary files.
While the extension is called GitHub for Unity, it can be used with other Git servers such as on-premises installations. When used with Unity, the extension integrates Git and GitHub directly into the Unity Editor, so developers can configure, collaborate, and manage a Git project in a dedicated window. The extension also includes Git LFS v2.0 support to store large binary assets. The LFS (large file storage) client means you can store large binaries in separate storage, and still work with them in the Git repo. This option of storing large asset files outside your repository (but still on GitHub.com servers) means the repository becomes smaller, making cloning and fetching faster. The option also makes versioning possible.
File locking is another feature of the extension, meaning developers working in teams can lock files they are updating to prevent other users from updating them at the same time. Concurrent edits in Git repositories lead to merge conflicts, which are very difficult to resolve in large binary files.
The newly released version has some improvements to the beta. The file locking management is now a top-level view within the GitHub window, so can be used to lock or unlock multiple files.
Diffing support has also been added so developers can use their favorite diffing program to visualize changes to files directly from the “Changes” view in the GitHub window. Other improvements include improved Git and Git LFS support for Mac, and a Git action bar for essential operations.
Our headline is reasonably accurate - what do you expect in a single sentence - but others are less so. IBM has provided access to some quantum computing hardware and this is interesting, but it isn't a revolution.
Update: They let me play!
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