Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, SmartGit/Hg is an open source, cross platform, graphical client for Git and Mercurial with SVN repositories support, running on Linux and Mac OS X systems. The latest version available is SmartGit/Hg 5.0.8, which has been recently released. For a full list of changes and improvements, see the release notes.
In this article I will show you how to install SmartGit/Hg 5.0.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and Debian.
Because it is available via PPA, installing SmartGit/Hg 5.0.8 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the smartgithg package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install smartgithg
To install SmartGit/Hg 5.0.8 on Debian and derivative systems,we have to download the deb package from the official site and install it with dpkg. Like this:
$ wget -c http://www.syntevo.com/smartgithg/download?file=smartgithg/smartgithg-5_0_8.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i smartgithg-5_0_8.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f