SmartGit is undoubtedly my best git client both for Windows and Linux. I’ve installed it a couple of times in the last few months already and it now is the time to stop learning how to install it again and again. Here I demonstrate how to install SmartGit 2.01 on Ubuntu 10.04
SmartGit offers many features but my best feature is the Conflict Solver. As the name implies, it helps you resolve version conflicts. Doing this without a GUI is a pain hence I treasure it. New in version 2 is a section on the bottom right of the window which shows Pushable Commits, which I think is a nice feature.
SmartGit was developed using Java so you’ll have to install Sun Java JRE. Below are full instructions on how to install both JRE and SmartGit. Installing SmartGit earlier than v2 is the same as below only that you won’t need to reinstall git.