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SmartGit Git client SFS created

September 28, 2022 — BarryK

Arguably SmartGit rates about the best GUI Git client. My opinion anyway, having played with a few over the years. I first discovered SmartGit in 2016:



Yesterday I looked at what is now available, more to choose from. Played with a few, but decided that SmartGit is still the best. So, I have made it into a SFS, version 21.2.4. In EasyOS, the usual thing, click on the "sfs" icon to download and install it.

I have constrained it to install on the main desktop, not in a container, and run as the administrator (root). I am not sure how it would work in the security restrictions of a container, and I personally want to run it as the root user, for unfettered access.

When downloaded, it will also download and install the devx SFS, for git and other repository tools.

SmartGit is a commercial product, but free for personal use, open-source projects, and as I recall, schools can use the free version.

My memories of using SmartGit in 2016 - 2017 are very positive. Plan to use it in 2022 - 2023 to put many of my projects onto github. With that in mind, when it asked at first bootup for a username and email address, I gave same as my github account -- don't know if that matters, but seemed prudent.    

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