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GitHub Desktop

3.2.0.0

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/3/2016.

GitHub Desktop includes a fully functional version of msysgit — no need to install anything extra. You can pull up a PowerShell console within the context of any repository. GitHub for Windows even includes the amazing posh-git utility for your command line pleasure.

GitHub.com Account

  • Requires a free account for creating or contributing to GitHub repositories.
  • Free to use for public projects.
  • Private repositories require a paid plan.

Documentation

To install GitHub Desktop, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install github

To upgrade GitHub Desktop, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade github

Files

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  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    Write-Verbose "Setting generated package variables."
    $packageName = 'github'
    $packageVersion = [System.Version]'3.2.0.0'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $url = 'https://github-windows.s3.amazonaws.com/GitHubSetup.exe'
    $checksum = 'CE9E09327357E6A581028F326CA78E7E'
    
    Write-Verbose "Setting static package variables."
    $checksumType = 'md5'
    $silentArgs = ''
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    
    $reg = Get-ItemProperty -Path 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' `
                            -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
           | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -like $packageName}
    $installedVersion = [System.Version]$reg.DisplayVersion
    
    if ($reg) {
      Write-Verbose "GitHub was found in registry, comparing versions."
      
      if ($installedVersion -ge $packageVersion) {  
        Write-Host "GitHub $packageVersion or newer is already installed."
      } else {
        Write-Warning "Restart GitHub to upgrade."
        Write-Debug "https://help.github.com/desktop/guides/getting-started/updating-github-desktop/"
      }
    }
    else {
      Write-Verbose "Installing GitHub."
      
      Write-Debug "Using AutoHotkey to silence ClickOnce framework dialog boxes."
      Write-Debug "Note some popups are minimized to taskbar."
      $scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
      $ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
      $ahkFile = Join-Path $scriptPath "$($packageName)Install.ahk"
      $ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath $ahkExe `
                               -ArgumentList $ahkFile `
                               -PassThru
      $ahkId = $ahkProc.Id
      Write-Debug "$ahkExe start time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
      Write-Debug "Process ID:`t$ahkId"
                               
      Write-Debug "$Env:ChocolateyInstall\helpers\functions"
      Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                -FileType "$installerType" `
                                -Url "$url" `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -Checksum "$checksum" `
                                -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
      Write-Host @"
      Microsoft`'s ClickOnce framework is downloading and extracting the ~110 MB install files.
      This may take several minutes or longer. Please wait...
    "@
    
      Write-Debug "MS ClickOnce programs install outside of chocolatey control so make choco wait."
      $ahkChild = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Process -Filter "ParentProcessID=$ahkId"
      $ahkId = $ahkChild.ProcessId
      Write-Debug "AHK child process ID:`t$ahkId"
      if ($ahkChild.HasExited) { 
        Write-Warning "$ahkExe process was not found running. Please verify $packageName was installed."
        Write-Warning "If there was an issue, you may need to append `"--force`" to choco command."
      } else {
        Write-Verbose "`"$ahkFile`" is waiting for windows to pounce on. This may take several minutes..."
        Wait-Process -Id $ahkId
      }
    }
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'github'
    $packageSearch = $packageName
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = ''
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    
    $scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $ahkFile = Join-Path $scriptPath "$($packageName)Uninstall.ahk"
    $ahkRun = "$Env:Temp\$(Get-Random).ahk"
    
    Copy-Item $ahkFile "$ahkRun" -Force
    $ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath 'AutoHotKey' `
                             -ArgumentList $ahkRun `
                             -PassThru
    Write-Debug "$ahkRun start time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
    Write-Debug "$ahkRun process ID:`t$($ahkProc.Id)"
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                              'HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                              'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch" } `
    | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                   -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                   -SilentArgs "$($_.UninstallString -Replace "[^ ]+(.*)",'$1')" `
                                                   -File "$($_.UninstallString -Replace "([^ ]+).*",'$1')" `
                                                   -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }
    Remove-Item "$ahkRun" -Force
    
  • tools\githubInstall.ahk Show
    ; default environment
    DetectHiddenWindows, off
    SetControlDelay, 20
    SetKeyDelay, 10
    
    ; modified environment
    #NoEnv
    #NoTrayIcon
    DetectHiddenText, off
    SetTitleMatchMode, 1
    
    winTitleInstall = Application Install - Security Warning
    winTitleInstallText = Do you want to install
    winTitleOpen = Open File - Security Warning ahk_exe dfsvc.exe
    winTitleOpenText = Do you want to run this file
    winTitleProgress = Installing GitHub
    winTitleExec = GitHub ahk_exe GitHub.exe
    
    ; Confirm start install
    WinWait, %winTitleInstall%, %winTitleInstallText%
    ControlClick, &Install, %winTitleInstall%
    
    ; Download progress window
    ; About 110 MB file with 1.0 Mbps bandwidth will download in about 15 seconds
    SetTitleMatchMode, 2
    WinWait, %winTitleProgress%, This may take several minutes, 5
    WinMinimize, %winTitleProgress%, This may take several minutes
    
    ; Upon completion of download, files are extracted and exe is started:
    ;   $Env:LocalAppData\Apps\2.0\varSysUniq01\varSysUniq02\
    ;   gith..tion_317444273a93ac29_0002.000d_7c798cfff9a06ed4\GitHub.exe
    SetTitleMatchMode, 1
    WinWait, %winTitleOpen%, %winTitleOpenText%
    
    ; Multiple ControlClick's are not reliable so loop until window gone
    Loop, 100 {
      IfWinExist, %winTitleOpen%, %winTitleOpenText%
      {
        ; unblock executable
        ControlGet, chk, Checked, , Button4, %winTitleOpen%
        if chk
          ControlClick, Button4, %winTitleOpen%
        ControlClick, &Run, %winTitleOpen%
      }
      IfWinNotExist, %winTitleOpen%, %winTitleOpenText%
        Break
    }
    
    WinWait, %winTitleExec%
    WinClose, %winTitleExec%
    
    ExitApp
  • tools\githubUninstall.ahk Show
    ; default environment
    DetectHiddenWindows, off
    SetControlDelay, 20
    
    ; modified environment
    #NoEnv
    #NoTrayIcon
    DetectHiddenText, off
    SetTitleMatchMode, 1
    
    winTitle = GitHub Maintenance
    
    WinWait, %winTitle%, Choose the type of maintenance you need, 120
    ControlGet, controlHwnd, Hwnd, , Remove the application, %winTitle%
    ControlClick, , ahk_id %controlHwnd%
    ControlClick, &OK, %winTitle%
    
    ExitApp

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Dependencies

Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • GitHub Inc

Copyright

© 2012 GitHub Inc

Tags

Release Notes

Program

Install locations:
  • $Env:LocalAppData\GitHub
  • $Env:AppData\GitHub

GitHub.com

Package

  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
GitHub Desktop 3.1.1.4 8041 Saturday, May 7, 2016 approved
GitHub Desktop 3.1.0.0 107 Friday, May 6, 2016 approved
GitHub Desktop 3.0.17.02 109 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 approved
GitHub Desktop 3.0.17.01 850 Tuesday, April 12, 2016 approved
GitHub Desktop 3.0.17.0 196 Monday, April 11, 2016 approved
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