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GitHub Desktop


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/28/2019.

This essentially replaces but is a different application.

Your Desktop upgrade.
* Experience Electron
Whether you’re using a Mac or Windows, Desktop Beta gives you a simplified experience with more space for what matters—your code.
* Streamline your workflow
Create branches, collaborate with other developers, and commit changes without touching the command line.
* Make it your own
Every pixel is completely open source. Build the features you need, and be a part of future GitHub Desktop releases.

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

C:\> choco install github-desktop

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

C:\> choco upgrade github-desktop


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'github-desktop'
      installerType  = 'exe'
      url            = ''
      checksum       = '823ABCAF8DD1ED32C47EDC30875BB2370D4285CB3123F3E832CCD872B494FA14'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      silentArgs     = '/S'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
      softwareName   = 'GitHub Desktop'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName    = 'github-desktop'
    $softwareName   = 'GitHub Desktop'
    $fileType       = 'exe'
    $silentArgs     = '--uninstall -s'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    [array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
        $key | % { 
            if ($_.UninstallString) {
                function Split-CommandLine {
                    param([string] $file)
                    return $file
                # Remove quotes and trailing arguments if any
                $file = Invoke-Expression "Split-CommandLine $($_.UninstallString)"
            if ($file -and (Test-Path $file)) {
                Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                            -FileType $fileType `
                                            -SilentArgs $silentArgs `
                                            -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                            -File $file
            } else {
                Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means. Unknown uninstaller: $file ($($_.UninstallString))."
    elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert the package maintainer that the following keys were matched:"
      $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • GitHub


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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
GitHub Desktop 2.1.2 1234 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 approved
GitHub Desktop 2.1.1 1005 Friday, August 16, 2019 approved
GitHub Desktop 2.1.0 3372 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 approved
GitHub Desktop 2.0.4 1758 Sunday, June 16, 2019 approved
GitHub Desktop 2.0.3 1370 Friday, June 7, 2019 approved
GitHub Desktop 2.0.0 653 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 approved
GitHub Desktop 1.6.6 1325 Saturday, May 25, 2019 approved
GitHub Desktop 1.6.5 4489 Thursday, March 21, 2019 approved
GitHub Desktop 1.6.2 1463 Monday, March 4, 2019 approved
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