Fork for Windows 1.48

May 5, 2020 Dmitry Serov tag release notes windows

There’s been quite a few new features and improvements in Fork for Windows since our last blog post. Today, we’ll take a quick look at the most important changes that recently made it to the Windows version of Fork.

Partial stash (available in file context menu)

When there’s fairly large WIP going on in your working directory, you might want to stash it to work on something else if needed. Until now, you had to stash all changed files – but now the option to stash individual files is available in file context menu.

Merge and rebase branches using drag & drop on sidebar

Fork now allows for a more intuitive way to merge and rebase branches – drag & drop. Use the mouse to drag a branch on the sidebar into another branch, and choose whether to merge or rebase from the resulting popover.

Ability to create pull requests for GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, Azure DevOps

Create a pull request on GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab or Azure Devops through the branch context menu.

Add ability to lock/unlock LFS files

Git LFS locking is a feature that lets developers lock files on the server, preventing their concurrent modification by multiple users of the same repository. With Fork, you can now lock and unlock files from LFS menu in file context menu, avoiding potential binary merge conflicts in LFS files.

Show output of git commands in activity manager

Sometimes it might be useful to see exactly which git commands Fork invokes and what output they produce, especially if you observe some erratic or inconsistent behaviour within your repository. For your convenience, the output of git commands is now displayed in Fork’s activity manager, with essential output in bold.

Show different branch icons according to upstream status

We added little icons to indicate the upstream status of local branches. There are different icons for branches that are

  • local only,
  • pushed upstream,
  • pushed upstream but their remote branch has been removed.

Add ‘Test connection’ button to clone and edit remote dialogs

How many times have you added a git remote, only to find out afterwards that it won’t connect? There’s no need to do that anymore – you can test your connection in the Add New Remote dialog.

Ability to Push multiple branches at once

Fork now allows to push multiple branches in one go. Select the required branches in the sidebar and push away.

Bisect

There are times when debugging just won’t cut it – you have to know when and how the bug emerged. One of the ways to do this is binary search through the commit history with git bisect, which is now available in Fork. In the menubar, choose Repository → Bisect to enter bisect mode. Checkout any commit and mark it as good or bad – Fork will remember your choice and visualize your progress in the timeline.

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