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GitKraken 2.7 Released with few Improvements and New Feature

GitKraken 2.7 the most recent update, is a free cross-platform Git client tool that integrates nicely with GitHub, hence making Git commands and processes easy, fast, and intuitive. A notable new feature in this release is you can now rename your local branches. This feature is quite important has it allows you to fix any typo mistakes when creating the local branches.

install gitkraken 2.7

GitKraken Key Features

  • Comes with a visual interaction and hints
  • It easily adapts to user’s workspace, as well as supports submodules and Gitflow
  • Provides supports for multiple profiles, including support for single-click undo and redo functions
  • It has a built-in merge tool, as well as a fast, intuitive search tool
  • Its 100% standalone software
  • Does integrates with a user’s GitHub or Bitbucket account

GitKraken 2.7 Changelog


  • Go-go gadget Fuzzy Finder is now even more efficient.
    • Start a pull request or create a tag.
    • Access the Git flow panel.
    • “Search Commits” will take you back to the graph to view your selection, if the graph wasn’t visible prior to your search.
  • Wowsers! Git hooks are better too!
    • The pre-commit Git hook can now modify the files of the same commit it’s running.
    • Git hooks that have control characters (like ANSI escape codes) are rendered correctly when their logs are displayed on failure.
    • On Windows, you can now browse for your sh.exe file for Git hooks.
  • Some prefer tabs, some prefer spaces, but at least now you can configure how many spaces should render for tabs in diff view.
  • A quick right-click will now give you the option to delete repos from the repository management panel.
  • We heard your requests for more feedback with blank diffs:
    • A filemode change will now let you know that the contents have not changed.
    • A whitespace change when “Ignore Whitespace” is checked, will give you a heads up that you need to uncheck it.
    • A binary file change will tell you that GitKraken can’t display those.
  • Local branches can now be renamed—because we all make tpyos.

Bug Fixes

  • GitKraken used to crash when trying to parse empty reflog messages; sorry about that chief, it’s fixed.
  • We trust that you read the EULA, so you can close that modal now without having to refresh GitKraken.
  • Merge conflict resolution on Windows no longer adds extra empty lines. Resolve conflicts with confidence again!
  • When the Clone Repo form is submitted, its input is cleared.
  • Command/Ctrl+P now clears the Fuzzy Finder, ah efficiency.
  • You’ll no longer get an error when you “Unstage All” from the Fuzzy Finder when there is no WIP node.

Note: The app comes both FREE and PRO versions. The free version is for non-commercial purpose. The PRO version has more attractive features, so feel free to support the developers.

How to install GitKraken 2.7 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Debian Flavors

sudo tar xvf gitkraken-amd64.tar.gz
sudo mv gitkraken /opt/
cd /opt/gitkraken

How to uninstall app from Ubuntu, Debian

sudo rm /opt/gitkraken #folder

How to install GitKraken 2.7 on CentOS 6, 7, RHEL, Fedora

  • First you need to install required dependencies
yum install dnf
dnf install libXScrnSaver
dnf check-update && dnf upgrade
  • Next install the app
tar -xvzf gitkraken-amd64.tar.gz
sudo rsync -va --delete-after gitkraken/ /opt/GitKraken/
cd /opt/GitKraken

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          • ok so all the installation commands were successful (with the suggested change instead of dnf).
            if I try to run gitkraken, I get

            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.14′ not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version `CXXABI_1.3.5′ not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15′ not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15′ not found (required by /opt/GitKraken/

          • yum list libstdc++*
            results in:

            Installed Packages
            Available Packages

            sudo yum install libstdc++6
            results in:
            No package libstdc++6 available.

            I’m not sure this package is available through our setup repos.
            I wish to not upgrade the present c++ library since it is in use by more people than only me.

          • I’m getting the exact same erros as @abenigma:disqus so I’m very interested in getting this resolved. Hoping for an answer in this thread 🙂
            I’m on CentOS 6.8

          • any updates? 2 months since the last update here.
            attempted on Centos 7.3 and it’s working fine (with some added repositories).
            Centos 6.4 still shows the same problem as before:

            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            GLIBCXX_3.4.14' not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            CXXABI_1.3.5′ not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            GLIBCXX_3.4.15′ not found (required by /opt/GitKraken/

          • I’m getting the same issues on CentOS 6.7:

            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            GLIBCXX_3.4.14' not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            CXXABI_1.3.5′ not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            GLIBCXX_3.4.15′ not found (required by /opt/GitKraken/

            Any update? Thanks.

          • posting as @abenigma:disqus is impossible here anymore.
            the news is that the Disqus linking was removed from the site – great going! (not…)

            meanwhile gitkraken 2.7.0 is out and 0 updates about this.

          • Hi and sorry for the disqus issue. I had to remove it because it stopped working and there was no fix or response from disqus hence I decided to go with this one.

            Yes u are right, there had been recent updates to gitkran so will be updating this later today.

            I have not finished setting up my new desktops so i can run multiple versions of centos to test it on.

          • exactly the same errors.

            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            GLIBCXX_3.4.14' not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            CXXABI_1.3.5′ not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found (required by ./gitkraken)
            ./gitkraken: /usr/lib64/ version

            GLIBCXX_3.4.15′ not found (required by /home/alex/Downloads/gitkraken/

            sudo yum install libstdc++6
            Setting up Install Process
            No package libstdc++6 available.
            Error: Nothing to do

          • I tried it for CentOS 6.4 (Final) & CentOS 6.9 (Final).

            I tried digging around for the missing glibc strings and found that those strings are defined when newer version of gcc are installed (as an example), so having a newer gcc would solve those issues (supposedly).
            However, a different version of gcc would mean that we possibly need to look for new bugs in our compiled binaries (IP) and that’s a whole new nest of problems into which nobody wants to go into (quite understandable).
            One of the reasons for using CentOS in the first place is to have things as stable as possible.

    • Hi,

      It seems the gitkraken version 2.6 is compatible with Centos7…for which it gives the GLIBCXX_3.14.15 error..

      $ strings /usr/lib64/ | grep GLIBCXX


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