GitHub is a massive collaborative online place that contains a wide range and amount of software, presently, hosting 4,559,175 repositories (like vmware, Facebook, reddit, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, etc) developed by 2,725,886 developers.
Unity GitHub lens is a handy lens that gathers, categorizes and exposes GitHub data into the Dash, basically, presenting itself as a fast, intuitive and effective manner of accessing GitHub software.
Unity GitHub lens has just been updated to another interesting release, 0.3, introducing support for Unity Previews, thus enlarging its functionalities.
Consequently, right-clicking on an item, opens it in its dedicated Preview, where "title" and text descriptions are exposed, feature that, along with functionality, aligns the lens to the desktop.
A definitely interesting aspect of Unity GitHub lens is its direct approach, meaning, right-clicking on a
Repos item (thus triggering its preview), exposes a
Clone Repo button, clicking on it automatically clones the repo via the terminal.
Basically, the user is able to clone repos at a press of a button (without opening a terminal, typing required bits, etc); by default, the cloned repo is located under the home folder.
Typing a word in the search area, displays matched results, right-clicking on them, opens the results in their dedicated preview without image previews.
How do we install Unity GitHub lens 0.3?
sudo apt-get -t quantal-backports install python-unity-singlet
Add the following official PPA (Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-github
then, restart the computer.