The developer tool Github Desktop 2.4 introduces support for proxy access, simplifies the creation of issues and brings support for other code editors.
As Github’s Billy Griffin confirms in his release post , the innovations in desktop version 2.4 are primarily tailored to employees of large organizations who connect to the Internet via a proxy. The tool wants to automate standard processes, which should lead to a smoother handling of the software and its own repositories.
It starts with the setup. Previously, this was rather tedious in large organizations, Desktop 2.4 now ensures a fully functional installation. This is particularly useful when using proxies. In the past, it was precisely in these configurations that error messages such as “Couldn’t resolve host” occurred when pushing or pulling a GitHub repository.
What was previously possible for pull requests now also works for reporting problems. In this way,
Create Issue on Githuban issue can be created via the menu entry . The practical thing is that the work on the ongoing project does not have to be interrupted. If there is a template for the issue type, Desktop 2.4 redirects developers to the template page when they are created.
Finally, the dark mode has left the beta phase. The change between light and dark user interface should take place automatically according to the time of day. The Github changelog has all the innovations in detail .