|GitHub Desktop 2.5 Adds Tags|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Monday, 18 May 2020|
There's a new release of GitHub Desktop with support for tags, meaning developers can create, push, and view tags directly from GitHub Desktop. GitHub Desktop gives developers a way to work with workflows in a desktop environment.
Working within the desktop client, you can create branches, collaborate with other developers, and commit changes without needing to use the command line. GitHub Desktop was designed to replace GitHub for Mac and Windows with a unified experience across both platforms. It received a major upgrade last year with version 2.0, which added support for shashing uncommitted changes on a branch when switching branches; rebasing to enable bringing work from one branch to another; organizing of repositories by owner; and pull request integration.
Since the 2.0 release last year, GitHub has made a number of improvements to the client, including Proxy support that lets you automatically set Git proxy environment variables from system configuration; issue creation from within Desktop for the repository you're in; and the ability to manage permissions by prompting users to create a fork if they fail to push to a GitHub repository due to permissions.
The new support for tags means you can create and view your tags directly from GitHub Desktop 2.5. In addition, when you push to GitHub.com, any tags created in Desktop are automatically included. GitHub Desktop also notifies you when you’ve created tags but haven’t yet pushed them.
Another improvement to Version 2.5 is the addition of an option to choose which branch a file should be sourced from when resolving merge conflicts. A context menu has also been added to provide a way to work with selected text that has been highlighted in the diff views.
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