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GitHub for Unity Package Beta Release

GitHub for Unity Beta now available

Sadly, GDC 2018 is coming to a close. Tens of thousands of developers visited San Francisco to explore the latest and greatest in the gaming industry—including a large number of Unity developers who might be excited to hear that we’ve released GitHub for Unity Beta to support them through their adventures in game development.

GitHub for Unity Package

Our Unity package provides Unity game developers with the benefits of source control and GitHub without having to switch to the command line. The package already included basic Git support from within Unity and allowed you to use GitHub features in just a few clicks. With our latest update, you can now take advantage of Git LFS and file locking, too.

Git-LFS and file locking

Git-LFS provides a unique experience for game developers. With the ability to store your large asset files outside your repository (but still on GitHub.com servers) your repository becomes a more manageable size, making cloning and fetching much faster. You gain versioning and the same integrated Git workflow you use for text files for large asset files. Git-LFS also brings your team file locking, ensuring your assets are not overwritten or corrupted.

All of our features

  • Unity 5.4 and above on both Mac and Windows
  • GitHub authentication (including 2fa) with HTTPS support
  • Git management added to Unity, providing users with user and email configuration, Git remote configuration, and Git installation path configuration
  • Local repository management including a list of changes, selective commit, and the ability to discard file changes
  • Git and GitHub repository operations including lists of commits with details that can be reverted and branch operations including listing local and remote branches. You can also create and publish new branches, delete existing branches, and of course fetch, push, and pull operations between local and remote
  • File locking with visual locking indicators in the UI within the file, a list of locked files, and notifications when a file is locked by someone else

Open source

And don’t forget, our package is open source. We encourage you to share feedback, report bugs, and contribute where you can! Just visit our GitHub for Unity repository to get started!

Inline comments in GitHub for Visual Studio

GitHub for Visual Studio 2.3 adds the ability to comment on pull requests directly from your IDE. Simply open a pull request in the GitHub pane in Visual Studio, and open a compare view, and you’ll see existing comments right there in the editor. Click the icon in the margin to add new comments.

Inline comments using without leaving your IDE

The functionality is limited right now to adding single comments, but we’re hoping to bring the whole GitHub review experience right into Visual Studio soon!

On top of that, we’ve shipped a whole bunch of new features and bugfixes. To find out more check out the release notes.

Learn how to use GitHub with your favorite IDE

Join the GitHub Training Team for a week dedicated to IDEs. We’ll feature a different IDE every day and show you how to make the most of your GitHub workflow alongside the tools you already use.

IDE Week

Monday September 11: GitHub and GitHub Desktop

GitHub Desktop isn’t an IDE, but if you don’t use an IDE with a Git or GitHub integration, it’s the next best thing. Learn how to create branches, commit changes, and sync your local repository with GitHub.com—all from our new, Electron-based Desktop App.

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Tuesday September 12: GitHub and Eclipse

Learn to use the eGit plugin with Eclipse to create branches, view diffs, commit changes, and push and pull from GitHub.com.

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Wednesday September 13: GitHub and Visual Studio

Work with GitHub no matter what Microsoft IDE you choose. Join Microsoft Senior Software Engineer Jeremy Foster and GitHub Trainer Matt Desmond as they clone repositories, commit changes, create pull requests, and more using different features and extensions of Visual Studio.

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Thursday September 14: GitHub and Xcode

Whether you’re a seasoned macOS developer or building your first iOS app, you’ll learn how to connect two of the most powerful development tools around with Xcode’s robust GitHub integration. We’ll also show you how to clone repositories, create branches, commit changes, and sync your changes with GitHub.com without leaving Xcode.

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Friday September 15: GitHub and Atom.io

Our hackable text editor now has a Git and GitHub Integration. Learn how to create branches, commit changes, stage, and push—all from the comfort of your Atom Editor.

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GitHub for Unity 0.16-alpha released

$GitHub for Unity 0.16-alpha

We announced GitHub for Unity at the Games Developer Conference back in March and open sourced it at Unite Europe in June. Thanks to our contributors and more than a month of effort, version 0.16-alpha is now available.

Download the latest release

Highlights from the release notes

Support for Unity 2017

GitHub for Unity now works with the latest Unity 2017 release.

Publish new repositories

Now you can publish repositories to GitHub without leaving the comfort of Unity.

You can now publish repositories in GitHub for Unity

Delete old branches

Branching is a safe and easy way to introduce new features, work on bug fixes, or experiment with that idea you had in the shower.

Whether your branch is meant for merging or just sharing with a teammate, you may want to delete it at some point. Now you can without switching to the command line or googling “How do I delete a Git branch both locally and remotely?”.

Delete old branches in GitHub for Unity

Special thanks to @CapnRat for leveling up the authentication workflow with github-for-unity/Unity/pull/58. You can now use Enter / Return as confirmation keys when you’re in the authentication flow.

Download the latest release of GitHub Unity, view the full release notes—or contribute back to help us reach version 1.0. Your feature requests, bug reports, and pull requests are all welcome. Onwards!

GitHub for Unity is now open source

GitHub for Unity is now open source

The GitHub for Unity extension we announced at the Game Developers Conference last March is now open source! Download the latest release for Windows and OS X for free, and enjoy the benefits of Git and features of GitHub without leaving Unity.

Large files? No problem!

GitHub for Unity supports Git LFS, the open source Git extension for versioning large files.

Add file locking to your workflow

With the introduction of file locking in Git LFS 2.2.0, locking files to avoid merge conflicts is a simple as a few clicks. No more shouting at your colleagues from across the room (or sending them messages in ALL CAPS) telling them to leave your scene alone.

Large files and file locking in GitHub for Unity extension

Bring the GitHub workflow to Unity

Ditch the command line and view your project history, experiment in branches, craft a commit from your changes, and push your code to GitHub—all within Unity.

GitHub for Unity extension repository history

Known issues and bugs

GitHub for Unity is still alpha quality. Please check out the known issues, and make sure you have backups of your work before trying it out.

Find a bug? Want to suggest a feature? Look over our Contributing Guide. We’re focused on triaging reported issues as we work towards a 1.0 milestone, and we’d love your help. All contributions are welcome.

If you have any questions or comments, email us at unity@github.com.


Thank you to all of the preview release participants for your feedback. And of course, our friends on the Git LFS team and at Unity.



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