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Want Git preinstalled on next Mac OS X?

January 31, 2009

Yes would be my answer. It sounds like a good idea, but I’m not sure if Apple will appreciate the ticket spam though…

I have a dream where in the future developers don’t even have to install Git for themselves in order to be able to use it. Apple has shown a very forward thinking attitude towards shipping OS X with various programming languages and version control systems. Right now is a critical time in which we can help push to have Git preinstalled on the next version of their operating system. The more people that use Git, the better the ecosystem becomes, and removing the installation barrier is a big step in that direction.

I’m told, on good authority, that the best way to make this happen is to let Apple know that it’s something we desire. So if you’d like to be able to fire up a fresh Mac and type git without ever installing it, open a ticket on Apple’s bug reporting site:

http://bugreporter.apple.com

Let them know that you’re using Git on your mac, and that you’d love to see it shipped with the next version of OS X so that even more developers can experience the joy of distributed version control!

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