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GitKraken Desktop Release Notes

Behold the evolution of GitKraken Desktop! Find out what’s new, what’s fixed, or just take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic swagger, remembering those bugs of yesterday.

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Version 10.1.0

“It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s your Launchpad summary in the status bar!”

Read the full release notes and see how it all works!

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024

New ✨

  • Keep an eye on your most important PRs with the Launchpad summary in the status bar
    • The Launchpad summary indicates your most critical pull request in the status bar.
    • Click on the indicator in the status bar to open a summary of your pull requests grouped by status, such as ready to merge, blocked, and needs your review.
    • Clicking on a pull request status group will open the Launchpad tab with the relevant group expanded so you can see more info and take action on the pull requests.
    • The Launchpad summary contains pull requests based on the filters set in the Launchpad tab.
  • Customize your Repository Management tab
    • Reorder repository groups by dragging and dropping the header to create a more organized list that fits your workflow.
    • Change the color of a group by selecting Change color in the three-dot menu of any repo group. Use color to categorize Workspaces or highlight your most used groups of repositories.
    • Set a default color for Workspaces and other groups in Preferences > UI Customization
  • Commit search with multi-language support
    • The commit search now supports searching for UTF-8 characters

Improvements 🙌

  • Launchpad:
    • Added an ‘Author’ column for pull requests and issues
    • Added a pull request action to checkout the branch if a local repository is found.
    • Added a pull request action to clone the repository if it is not found locally.
    • Added the ability to clone or locate the repository from the pull request panel.
  • Repository Management tab:
    • Added a new repo group to display recently opened repositories.
    • Added a button to open a Cloud Workspace in the Launchpad tab so you can see all PRs for the repositories in that Workspace.
    • Improved loading speeds when there are a large number of repositories.
  • Experimental Feature – Git Executable:
    • Added interactive rebase support
      • Includes support for interactive rebase actions edit commit message, drop commit(s), move commit(s) up / down, and squash commits
    • Added create/rename branch support.
    • Added load stashes support.
    • Added support for the Fetch All and Pull All actions in the Repository Management tab.
    • Added support for applying a Cloud Patch with cherry-pick.
  • Upgraded to Electron 30.

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Fixed an issue where hiding and showing folders in the left panel wasn’t working.
  • Fixed an issue where Cloud Patches could not be created after resolving a merge conflict.
  • Lowered minimum window dimensions to fix maximizing on GNOME-based desktop environments at lower resolutions.
  • Fixed an issue where submodules were not synced when doing a fast-forward.
  • Experimental Feature – Git Executable:
    • Fixed an issue where branches couldn’t be fast-forwarded to HEAD using the context menu when HEAD is checked out at a specific commit.
    • Fixed an issue where authentication was not prompted once credentials expired.
  • Fixed an issue where repositories could not be added to an Azure Workspace with manually added repositories.
  • Removed the unused ‘People’ column from the WIPS-only view in Launchpad.
  • Fixed cases when Azure DevOps issues would not load within Launchpad.
  • Fixed Ctrl+Tab skipping over a tab when on the Repo Management or Launchpad tab.
  • Fixed Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab not being able to enter an expanded Launchpad tab.

Version 10.0.2

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

Improvements 🙌

  • Repository Management tab:
    • The search bar will be automatically focused when accessing the Repository Management tab.
    • Custom Workspace icons will now show in the collapsible section header.
    • Your scroll position will be saved when returning to the Repository Management tab.
    • After creating a new Workspace, the Workspace will be expanded and scrolled to automatically.
    • User avatars will show in the section header of any shared Cloud Workspace.
  • Experimental Feature – Git Executable:
    • Added push tag support.

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Experimental Feature – Git Executable:
    • Fixed an issue where continuing a rebase would fail after a conflict if the current commit message started with #.
  • Fixed an issue where the client would fail to load Bitbucket Server users.


Version 10.0.1

“To err is human; to forgive, divine”

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Improvements ✨

  • Updated Git to 2.44.1.
  • Improved the layout of filtering controls in Launchpad.

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Fixed an issue where pull requests from archived repositories would appear in Launchpad.
  • Fixed an issue where GitLab Self-Managed Workspaces would not show any repositories.

Version 10.0.0

“How many arms does Keif have? Ten-tacles.”

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

New ✨

  • GitKraken Client is now called GitKraken Desktop
  • Focus View is now called Launchpad

Improvements 🙌

  • Completely re-built our in-app informational/error message pop-ups (“toasts”) to give them a fresh look.
  • Added loading icon to Launchpad issue and pull request panel
  • Show provider icon for Launchpad workspace dropdown. Hide hosting service dropdown when a workspace is selected rather than disabling it
  • Default the Launchpad to open in the pull request sub tab
  • Experimental Feature – Git Executable:
    • Added stage files support
    • Added unstage files support
    • Added stash support
    • Added support for Git Credential Manager on SSH settings
  • The Launchpad sub tab will be remembered when going between different tabs and when the client is restarted
  • The Launchpad search text will be remembered when going between different tabs
  • Now able to search Launchpad items using pull request and issue number
  • Updated Git to 2.44.0 and 2.44.0-windows
  • Update git-lfs to 3.5.1
  • Renamed the Jira Server integration to Jira Data Center as Jira Server has reached end of support
  • Use gpg from bundle if gpg executable is not found on Windows
  • Add ability to suggest changes to Pull Requests via Cloud Patches
  • Show Suggested Changes for a Pull Request in the Pull Request view
  • Add a new Team view within Launchpad that shows all PR’s and issues for an integration
  • Organize pullrequests within the Launchpad view into different groups. This is only for Launchpad personal view
  • Add action button to open code suggestions for PR’s in Launchpad

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Interacting with an expired notification now clears that notification instead of leaving it unread forever
  • Fixed an issue where the Launchpad issue and pull request panel did not span to the top of the page
  • Fixed an issue where the diff editor not showing images when switching between files
  • Fixed an issue where LFS detection was failing with LFS repos having custom LFS hooks
  • Fixed getting “Invalid Version: undefined” when creating a workspace
  • Fixed an issue on windows where closing a terminal would close all terminals in the app
  • Fixed an issue where the Launchpad refresh button would disappear for a moment when selected a workspace to filter by
  • Fixed an issue with cloning LFS repositories with hundreds of LFS files.
  • Experimental Feature – Git Executable:
    • Fixed an issue were commits could be made using the user name and email specified in the global git config file instead of the profile values when they were different
    • Fixed fast-forwarding tags
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