GitHub has updated GitHub Desktop, the desktop application of its service, to version 1.5.
This release includes:
- the feature to initiate the merging of branches, create and clone repositories through the drop-down menu;
- automatic search for conflicting merge files;
- alert on completion of the merge.
In previous versions, the application reported whether a merge conflict would occur. The user had to solve the problem on his own.
In GitHub Desktop 1.5, this process is automated. Now, the application will notify the developer of the presence of conflicting files, list them, run the code editor to fix the problem, and even report when the branches are ready to merge.
GitHub listened to users' feedback. GitHub Desktop 1.5 will allow you to start a merge through a drop-down menu, and also notify you when the process is complete. Using the repository drop-down list, you can now create or clone repositories.
Full working version of the application GitHub launched in September 2017.