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This is preview software intended to provide you with an opportunity to test-drive new builds of the next SmartGit release. We do not guarantee that these builds will run without errors. You use this software at your own risk!
If you need a stable version, you are welcome and encouraged to download and use the latest release version.

Download SmartGit 18.2 preview 6

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This preview version is a "rolling" release so it will require direct internet access to download the latest patches.

You can install and use the preview version in parallel to the release version, in this case:

  • For Windows, make sure to use the Portable bundle. The installer won't work for such a setup.
  • The preview version (except of the portable Windows bundle) will initially copy the settings from the release version, but writes them to its own settings directory. This means that settings of both versions will diverge.

What's new in SmartGit 18.2 preview 6?

Log with Index and Working Tree

The Log window is now a first-class main window which shows working tree and index and offers virtually all commands from the "working tree" window. Users of other Git clients will find this single-view approach more familiar. This topic has been requested at

SmartGit shows the working tree and index as nodes attached to the HEAD commit (

To make this better usable, we had to change the behavior of some commands, e.g. the Push command now pushes the current branch (instead of the ref at the selected commit), similar to the one of the working tree window.

You can configure the Log window as default main window in the Preferences, section User Interface.

The Log window rework is still work-in-progress and feedback is much appreciated!

Log: optionally shows nodes for the working tree and/or index.

Git-LFS Commands

SmartGit could handle Git-LFS managed repositories already; now it supports a couple of Git-LFS commands like installing, configuring the tracked files, locking and unlocking. This topic has been requested at

Git-LFS commands
Rebase interactive supports auto-squashing similar named commits

Rebase Interactive: Easier Amending

The interactive rebase makes amending previous commits easier by squashing to the first commit with the same message.

Branches view: Indicate HEAD refs

In the Branches view, refs which are also pointing to the HEAD commit are marked with a light triangle.

Branches view: mark refs pointing to HEAD