Install Software From Github Mac

2 min readNov 3, 2021

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Inspired by a Gist from kevinelliott — thanks!

Our software library provides a free download of GitHub Desktop 224.0 for Mac. This free Mac application is an intellectual property of GitHub, Inc. The size of the latest installation package available for download is 28.2 MB. Our antivirus analysis shows that this Mac download is safe. The program belongs to Developer Tools.

Install from App Store

  • Xcode — for command line tools required by Homebrew
  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Setup. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets. Software Install from App Store. Gem install github-pages gem install rubygems-update gem install json gem install RedCloth gem install scss gem install bundle.
  • At GitHub, we think that sharing code should be as simple as possible. That’s why we created GitHub Desktop for Mac. The sync button pushes your changes to GitHub and pulls down other’s changes in.

Install from Third-Party Websites

Xcode Command Line Tools

Need to be installed for all the fne stuff in the latest section

Xcode > Preferences > Downloads > Command Line Tools


Run Xcode and accept the license! Homebrew can not install properly until this occurs.

Install Homebrew

If this is not a fresh install of Homebrew, go ahead and purge the complete installation first:

Now install Homebrew

Install common libraries via Homebrew

Install Cask application manager

Install applications via Homebrew Cask

The following software is still in testing and not part of my default setup:

Install Chrome extensions

Some extensions are not pulled from your Google account, so re-install theam manully now:

Firefox profiles

TODO make sure the profiles are registered

After setting all the preferences, you need to reboot or at least restart Finder:

If you are curious, check this file for more possible settings.

Setup Github


Install Github Mac


Ruby & Gems

Prepare a sandboxed ruby environment

within we install some gems

Vagrant and plugins

Github Software Download

Install custom .dotfiles at the end, cause we utilize some of the previously installed packages

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