Install Github Desktop on Nintendo Switch
Github Desktop is a GUI git client.
Focus on what matters instead of fighting with Git. Whether you're new to Git or a seasoned user, GitHub Desktop simplifies your development workflow.
To run: Menu -> Accessories -> Github Desktop
To run in a terminal: github-desktop
Fortunately, Github Desktop is very easy to install on your Nintendo Switch in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nintendo Switch.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Github Desktop.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Switchroot L4T Ubuntu, which is currently version 5.1.0 Ubuntu Bionic.
Github Desktop will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nintendo Switch with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Github Desktop
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Github Desktop.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Programming category.
Now scroll down to find Github Desktop in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Github Desktop for you!
Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at https://pi-apps.io