Created: 2008-12-06 09:18
Updated: 2019-03-01 20:09
License: gpl-3.0

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Git Extensions

Git Extensions is a standalone UI tool for managing git repositories. It also integrates with Windows Explorer and Microsoft Visual Studio (2015/2017).

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Current Status - Columns and their card count

The work has been split into two streams:

Version 3.0x

This stream contains the code for the new major version with a number of significant changesโ€”both to the app and the codebase. For more details please refer to versions comparison.

ย  Windows only
Runtime environment MS Windows 7SP1+
MS .NET Framework 4.6.1+
Development MS VS 2017 v15.7+, C#7.3
VC++ (inc. ATL for x86/x64 for installer)
Current dev status Build status

Version 2.5x

This stream contains the last cross-platform version running both on Windows (MS .NET Framework) and on Linux/Mac (Mono). The code is in maintenance mode with no significant active development planned. Only certain bug fixes are currently ported across, however there may be consideration given for certain features to be ported across from the v3.0x stream.

ย  Windows Linux/Mac
Runtime environment MS Windows 7SP1+
MS .NET Framework 4.6.1+
Linux / Mac (possible)
Mono 5.0+ (Recommended 5.14.0 or later)
Development MS VS 2015/2017, C#6 MonoDevelop / JetBrains Rider / MS VS for Mac
Current dev status Build status


GitHub Releases (latest)

v3.0.2 [ Download ]
GitHub: GitHub Releases (latest) | SourceForge: SourceForge
Current dev stream
NB: expect ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ‰ and ๐Ÿ› ๐Ÿ›
[ Download ]
Build status
Visual Studio VSIX (2015/2017) [ Download ] or install from Visual Studio via Extensions
Visual Studio addin (2010/2012/2013) Included with installer for the 2.x branch. Download and run setup.exe
Visual Studio Code VSIX
Kudos to @pmiossec
[ Download ] or install via VSCode
NB: Please direct all discussions about the VSIX to its own repo.
IntelliJ platform IDEs
Kudos to @DmitryZhelnin
[ Download ] or install via IDE Plugins settings
NB: Please direct all discussions about this plugin to its own repo.
Git Extensions for VS Code
Kudos to @Carl-Hugo

This extension allows users to Browse with Git Extensions from the Explorer and the Editor. It supports a single folder and workspaces. Nothing fancier.

[ Download ] from the Marketplace or install via VS Code
NB: Please direct all discussions about this extension to its own repo.


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