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Git software

OpenSpace uses Git submodules, which are not supported on all clients. Xcode on Mac, for example, does not, so beware.

  • SourceTree A free and powerful Git client usable on both Windows and macOS
  • GitKraken A free GUI for Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • SmartGit Another GUI Git client which runs on Windows and Mac
  • XCode does not support recursive cloning or git submodule commands. However, installing Xcode makes Git available on the Terminal, which supports the --recusive flag


Learning Git is a good, interactive webpage to learn the basics of using Git.